Aaron Straup Cope is currently Editor at Large at Mapzen. Previously, he was Head of Engineering at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum between 2012 and 2015. Before that, he was Senior Engineer at Flickr focusing on all things geo-, machinetag-, and galleries- related between 2004 and 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was Design Technologist and Director of Inappropriate Project Names at Stamen Design, where he created the prettymaps project.
Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticbag/3783755527/