Sean Harkins



Sean is an engineer at Development Seed. He builds infrastructure, applications and pipelines to make massive geospatial datasets more accessible for decision-makers. Sean is passionate about open source solutions and helping to produce an ecosystem of tools that are available to everyone. He is strong believer in the power of data and visualizations to help educate people about issues in the larger world.

Previously Sean worked with National Geographic and ESRI building systems to make unwieldy geospatial data more intuitive. More recently, he worked with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team as a full stack developer helping build the next generation of the OpenAerialMap that provides timely imagery for disaster relief operations.

When not behind the keyboard, Sean enjoys surfing, skiing, climbing and ultimate frisbee, but not always in that order. Sean has lived and traveled extensively throughout South America and now works from his adopted home of Canada.

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