Chris and Tara will be Project Champions for Freecycle.org. They love that Freecycle.org is all about building local communities of 'free-cyclers', combining two of their passions, sustainability and local communities. They're really looking forward to helping Deron build a great tool to really serve these areas.
Tara is a community evangelist, spending all of her free time on Barcamp, Coworking, Zipkarma and Winecamp. She is also a supporter of the Open Source movement, the EFF, Creative Commons and community-based standards movements like Microformats and OpenID. She co-founded Citizen Agency in 2006 with the mission of teaching her clients how to work more effectively with the communities they serve. Tara has over seven years experience in non-traditional marketing planning. She maintains a successful blog over at HorsePigCow. Chris Messina (aka Factory Joe) has spent many years as an Open Source Ambassador. From his work on the Spread Firefox campaign (he was the dude who designed the two page ad spread in the New York Times), to his work on Civic Space, to holding the title of Open Source Ambassador at open source browser startup Flock, Chris dedicates his time and energy to making the world a better place through spreading open source and open source principles. He co-founded Citizen Agency in 2006.