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As the Lead Technologist for the Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation, Joshua King draws on his years of experience performing technology work at non-profit organizations to develop and implement free and open source software and hardware, keep abreast of emerging technologies and related initiatives throughout the world, evaluate and interpret a wide range of published information on future trends for telecommunications and media, and support the research infrastructure of an open Internet. His primary focus is serving as lead developer of the Commotion Wireless project, a free software tool for building community infrastructure.
Before joining New America, Mr. King was a Systems Engineer for OJC Technologies (now Pixo). He served as an Americorps VISTA Leader and was an engineer and board member for both the CUWiN Foundation and Acorn Active Media Foundation. Mr. King volunteered as a lead technology worker within the Indymedia movement in Central Illinois. He continues to build tools for the promotion of free speech and to further the cause of social justice.