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Brendan O'Brien

Brendan is an open-source software and open data evangelist. He founded Qri during the Data Rescue movement in late 2016, and is responsible for Qri’s code base, road map and growth. He has over a decade of experience in software development, technical due diligence, graphic design and visual arts.

Brendan helped launch Datatogether.org, a network of communities, data scientists, and developers dedicated to promoting collective data stewardship. He is also a leading member the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), founded to preserve at-risk government environmental data.

Brendan was born and raised in Ontario Canada. He lives with his partner and son in Brooklyn, NY.


Using Qri (“query”) to fetch, query, combine and publish datasets.

Monday Oct. 12, 2020, 5:45 p.m.–Oct. 12, 2020, 6 p.m. in Jupyter Community: Tools