Welcome to my humble home page. I'm Mele Sax-Barnett, and I manage the Customer Engineering team at Urban Airship. Before managing and being on the CE team, I was a Technical Support Engineer at UA. I also formerly worked as a GIS Technician at TriMet, where I assisted in the creation of the Map Trip Planner, an open source multi-modal trip planner built with OpenTripPlanner. Lastly, I served on the OpenStreetMap US Board in 2014.
You can generally find me fighting (metaphorical) fires at work, learning something new about programming and managing engineers, playing with my toddler, doing yoga, running, or riding a bike around Portland, OR.
Side projects (I haven't touched these in a while...)
- An updated version of my CivicApps-award-winning Portland Bike to Transit Map
- A mobile-friendly simple PDX bike map viewer powered by OpenStreetMap data and MapBox. Find out how to make your own by checking out the README at the link above.
- An unofficial map for Pedalpalooza 2014/2015. What is Pedalpalooza, you ask? More info about it and the map at the link.
- See more of what I've been working on by checking out my GitHub user page.
Stuff I heart
General Geo stuff
- PDX OSGEO: the Portland open source geospatial software user group
- OpenStreetMap: the freely-accessible, community-produced worldwide map
- QGIS: an increasingly awesome open-source alternative to ArcGIS
- MapBox: making it easier to make cool web maps with open data all the time
- PostgreSQL with PostGIS: spatially enabled database system that can also do many spatial analysis + data processing tasks quickly and easily
- CartoDB: PostGIS in the cloud that you can access and control with web apps
- Boundless (formerly OpenGeo): the origin of PostGIS, OpenLayers, GeoServer, and other great stuff