Board of Directors

Reid Beels, Treasurer

Reid writes code, dyes pixels by hand, takes photos, and thinks a lot about how things ought to work. He’s rather fond of bringing enthusiastic, awesome, people together to share knowledge and solve problems.

Reid joined the board in December 2010 as co-founder.

Thursday Bram, President

Thursday Bram writes about technology, design, and inclusivity. She organizes PyDX and other events in Portland, Oregon. You can find Thursday online at or

Thursday joined the board in December 2015.

Elea Chang, Operations Lead

Elea is a product designer and community organizer. She thinks about accessibility, works to improve tech culture, and founded Affect, a social good conference that’s part talks and part volunteering with local nonprofits.

Elea joined the board in December 2015.

Gaba Rodriguez Beron

Gabriela Rodriguez Beron grew up in Uruguay before moving to the US and has been a software engineer for almost 20 years. Gaba founded DATA, an open data non-profit in South America, and currently works with the Coral Project, building tools and guides to improve community spaces around journalism online. She also contributes to Systerserver and facilitates the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain. Gaba is a feminist, activist, and mom to two kids.

Gaba joined the board in December 2016.