Eric Nicholas Barrett
Eric Barrett has worked in the field of data, technology, and transparency for almost ten years. From 2008-2010 he worked at Transparency International Georgia as Digital Organizer. In 2010, he joined the JumpStart Georgia team, then known as Open Maps Caucasus. Eric became Executive Director in 2012 and took JumpStart into a new direction - combining data and visualizations with journalism to tell stories in innovative ways in Georgia all the while advocating for open data principles and practices among NGOs and government. Eric left JumpStart at the end of 2016 and now teaches and works with organizations in the Caucasus to tell stories when data and design are crucial components. He lives in Tbilisi, Georgia with his wife, daughter and a newborn son.