Our global team of engineers, developers, UX designers, and others is building the open source infrastructure of publishing.

Our Team

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    Kristen Ratan


    Kristen Ratan brings strategic leadership, business development and publishing expertise to the founding CKF team. She has a 20-year history of leading strategic innovations in the information industry.

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    Adam Hyde


    Adam brings technical leadership and pioneering insights into collaborative knowledge production methods and technologies. Adam was awarded the 2015 and 2016 Shuttleworth Fellowship with the goal of building an open source publishing framework.

    Adam's Personal Blog
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    Yannis Barlas

    PubSweet Component Developer

    Yannis has many years experience developing full stack applications. Yannis is working on the rapid and robust development of front end components for PubSweet including those used by the Editoria platform.

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    Alexis Georgantas

    PubSweet Component Developer

    Alexis is a full stack engineer with years of experience in applications’ development who admires the open source community and embraces collaboration. He joined Coko as a frontend engineer in order to contribute to the development of PubSweet components.

    Alexis's personal site
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    Juan Gutierrez

    Sys Ops

    Juan has worked on many publishing systems including an earlier version of PubSweet, Lexicon, and also Booktype and BookJS. Juan maintains Cokos systems and also does some development work as needed.

    Juan's personal blog
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    Christos Kokosias

    PubSweet Component Developer

    Christos is also a talented full stack application developer. Christos has worked on all the front end components for PubSweet including those used by the Editoria platform.

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    Giannis Kopanas

    PubSweet Developer

    Giannis is a full stack engineer with more than ten years of experience in Web Applications. Giannis has a great interest in open source development and joined Coko as a frontend developer to contribute on developing PubSweet components.

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    Henrik van Leeuwen


    Henrik is one half of the Van Leeuwen Brothers design collective, he also teaches and is an media artist. Henrik works on all of Cokos designs for the website and marketing materials.

    Henrik's personal site
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    Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

    Community Manager, Editoria

    Alison manages the Editoria community, including current and prospective adopters. Alison's prior experience includes editorial and content management for society and commercial publishers, as well as product and partner marketing for industry technology partners.

    Learn about Editoria
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    Carly Strasser

    Director of Strategic Development

    Carly focuses on building the Coko community — both those adopting our technologies and the wider world of open source partners. Carly holds deep experience in academic data science, via work at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation & the California Digital Library.

  • julien

    Julien Taquet

    UX and Book CSS

    Julien is one of the few very experienced HTML/CSS book designers around. Julien also does a lot of UX design work for Cokos front end components including all the interfaces for Editoria.

  • alex

    Alex Theg

    Process Manager

    Alex has four years’ experience in Open Access academic journal operations. He’s thrilled to be working with a diverse community of researchers, publishers, designers, and developers building flexible tools for knowledge creation and sharing.

  • jure

    Jure Triglav

    Lead Developer, PubSweet Core

    Jure might already be known to some of you as he has been very active as a programmer within publishing. You could call Jure, and many do, an open science software developer.

    Jure's Personal Blog

Our Board of Advisors

  • Karien Bezuidenhout

    Director, Shuttleworth Foundation
  • Peter Brantley

    Director of Online Strategy, University of California Davis Library
  • John Chodacki

    Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library
  • Martin P Eve

    Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Tony Wasserman

    Professor of Software Management Practice, Carnegie Mellon, Silicon Valley, & Executive Director, Center for Open Source Investigation