Nathan Kinkade

Senior Technologist, Open Technology Institute

Nathan Kinkade works as a senior technologist with the Open Technology Institute at New America. His primary work is with the Measurement Lab (M-Lab) project, a research platform that collects vast amounts of information on internet connectivity worldwide and then releases the data into the public domain, free for anyone to study. One of the underlying principles that motivates Kinkade's work is that technology and information should improve people's lives and freedoms, and this generally implies making it free and open.

Kinkade has been working with free software and technology since the late 90s. Prior to joining New America, he worked as a senior systems administrator at Creative
Commons
and before that served as an information technology volunteer with the Peace Corps in Belize. He holds a B.A. in history from Emory University.