My name is Jamie Gaehring (he/him).
I am a software developer specializing in resilient systems for capturing agricultural data. I maintain farmOS Field Kit, an offline-first, multi-platform app, optimized for the challenging environment of the modern farm.
Prior to my work with farmOS, I spent 10 years at GrowNYC, managing operations and publicity for the Union Square Greenmarket. Although I'm based in New York City, I've worked periodically at various farms in southern New Jersey and Upstate New York. Currently, I'm participating in the Community Food Resilience project, and contributing to OpenTEAM, an initiative to build interoperability between various agricultural technologies and services with an emphasis on promoting soil health. I'm also an organizing member of GOAT (Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology).
For more background on how I became involved with agriculture and software, as well as what inspires my work, you can read my story.