Jason is a Senior Program Manager and serves as a product owner for the ODS Tools Team. In this role, he works with a team of talented developers to create tools to improve Ed-Fi ODS / API adoption, particularly in education environments where IT resources are budget-limited and over-burdened. With over 20 years of experience in IT and software development, the past decade has been focused technology solutions for public benefit at The White House, U.S. Department of Education and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation before joining the Ed-Fi Alliance. At Ed-Fi, Jason is excited by the stories of successful deployments and new accomplishments from its community members. Outside of Ed-Fi, Jason, his wife and two young kids (1 and 4 years old) can usually be found enjoying the outdoors (hiking, kayaking and camping) in one of the many Austin-area lakes and parks.