Digital Product Developer
Garrett Wilkin, product developer
The wind rushed so cold and fierce through lower Manhattan that he sought refuge in a department store. It would be several years until this software developer acknowledged a yearning for a less urban lifestyle. Perhaps it was inevitable that he would return to the Penobscot watershed to spawn and nourish his offspring. As a father, his need to effect change in his community only grew, drawing him irresistibly toward the task of gathering civic hackers to address systemic injustice. An interest in HTTP APIs inspired many conversations with technologists and encouraged his developing interest in open source tools. His mission at the BDN is to modernize the systems that underpin the distribution of Maine’s news, bringing efficiency, resiliency, and new capabilities.