Zaven Arra Core


Hello all!  If you’ve been around for a bit, you likely know me.  I’m @zaven, and I’ve been the main technical leadership on Greenstand for the past 2 years.  I have a Bachelors in CS and a Masters in Environmental Science - so a foot in both worlds, plus about 20 years of experience in software engineering and system architecture.  I’ve specialized in full mobile stack GIS systems - pretty much the type of system that Greenstand has been creating - building GIS aware data collection tools integrating web, database, and mobile tools.  At Yale I worked on water quality research and conservation, and I also work on and crownthecrownd.comwhich, like Greenstand, occupy the space between my background in software engineering and my desire to definitively solve environmental problems.  At Greenstand I’m currently executing the role of VP of Engineering, tasked with coordinating the technical teams, guiding the development path of the complete platform, improving stability in our deployments - and of course coding!  We’ve been making a ton of process in the last six months both refining Greenstand’s development process and increasing velocity.  Developers should feel free to chat me in any of the development channels with technical and team process questions alike!