Brigade Captain, Open Austin
Chip Rosenthal has been developing systems and tools based on open source software and open network protocols for over 20 years. He is the owner of Unicom Systems Development, a provider of technology consulting and contract development services.
Chip is a recognized leader of the community technology movement in Texas. He is a founder of the longest-running free Internet training program in Texas. He helped develop the award-winning Austin Bloggers web site. In 2005, he helped create SaveMuniWireless.Org, which defeated legislation to ban community wireless networks in Texas. In 2010, he co-founded Big Gig Austin, a city-wide initiative to attract the Google gigabit broadband network to Austin.
He currently serves on the Austin Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, which advises the Austin City Council on technology matters. Also, he is the current chair for Open Austin, a volunteer group that advocates for open government, open data, and civic technology.
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