Jody Garnett is an experienced open source developer and advocate working with GeoCat. He has been working with geospatial software for over 20 years: consulting, training, building open source solutions, and helping guide technology development. Jody is a member of the project steering committee for the GeoTools and GeoServer projects. Jody shows a real passion for helping developers get the most out of open source as chair of the OSGeo Incubation Committee helping support and establish new projects. He currently serves on the board of directors for OSGeo and on the steering committee for LocationTech.