Dr. Michael Flaxman, Founder of Geodesign Technologies and GIS Consultant at OmniSci Dr. Michael Flaxman's primary research interest is in participatory tools for spatial simulation modeling as applied to the planning and design of cities and regions. He has served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard and the University of Oregon. Dr. Flaxman has practiced GIS-based planning in 17 countries, including one year as a Fulbright fellow in Canada. He previously served as industry manager for Architecture, Engineering and Construction at ESRI, the world’s largest developer of GIS technology. Dr. Flaxman received his doctorate in design from Harvard University in 2001 and holds a master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s in biology from Reed College. Emily Fang, Community & Events Manager at OmniSci Emily is a Community & Events Manager at OmniSci. She specializes in the strategy of community partner and technical events, to facilitate developer outreach and to grow the usage of OmniSci’s open source technology. She has worked in event programming, marketing, and business development within the tech and travel industry. Prior to that, she was a Community Specialist for Google Hardware and working in partnerships at Booking.com.