Board of Directors

Reid Beels

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

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, President

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.

Ed Groth

Ed Groth has been working with open source software for nearly 20 years, and is a member of the Linux, Python, and Clojure communities. He fell in love with the inclusive and friendly environment of bar camp and open source bridge and has been hooked ever since. When not coding, Ed can be found riding his bike to the coast.

Ed joined the board in December 2015.

Sara Jensen, Secretary

Sara Jensen is a newly minted developer and Epicodus alumni who’s currently participating in the Fall/Winter Hack Oregon program as a Design Lead on the Portland Homelessness Team. Through February 2017, she will have interned with Premise Data. Previously, Sara worked in Quality Assurance and Tech Support for She enjoys Android development, planning and retrospecting for social good.

Sara joined the board in December 2016.

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.

Briar Rose Schreiber

Briar is a software engineer and community activist. She organizes meet ups and builds technology focused on bringing technical knowledge and opportunities to underprivileged groups. Some of the projects she works on are CryptoParty, RefugeRestrooms, and activist SMS text loops.

Briar joined the board in December 2015.