My decision to join the Institute came when I felt the need for my work to make a more significant impact on other people's lives. This is what the Institute does; showing people there is a way of how to agree more, it just makes sense. I'm a longtime software developer and I'm glad that I can bring my experience of creating commercial-grade software into the realm of nonprofits and public service. It's right here, where a combination of our mission, drive, a global reach and brave usage of modern technologies can make things happen. When I'm not working I spend my time together with my amazing wife and children.