Michael Stenta is the founder, maintainer, and lead developer of farmOS.
He developed the vision for farmOS while working simultaneously as a farm apprentice and a web developer, and has since lead the farmOS code and community development efforts in an open and transparent way. Michael works closely with farmers, organizations, and universities to develop new features, and helps host farmOS instances via Farmier. His process is rooted in direct experience working on and with farms around the United States, both in the soil and in computer code.
Prior to working with farmOS, he spent 10 years at GrowNYC, managing operations and publicity for the Union Square Greenmarket. Although based in New York City, he has worked periodically at various farms in southern New Jersey and Upstate New York. He is also a member of the Skywoman community, and an organizing member of GOAT (Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology).
For more background on how he became involved with agriculture and free software, you can read his blog.
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