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Tyler Reed is the founder of hapi. He is an entre­pre­neur excit­ed by the oppor­tu­ni­ty of com­bin­ing the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and one of our most fun­da­men­tal needs — good food. Tyler leads the devel­op­ment effort and guides the project strat­e­gy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Miller is the own­er of Indoor Grow­ers World in Nashville, TN. He is a con­sum­mate user and devel­op­er of hydro­pon­ic and aquapon­ic tech­niques and tech­nolo­gies. Mark enjoys build­ing sys­tems and shar­ing knowl­edge. In the con­text of hapi, Mark sparks inno­va­tion, stirs debate, improves solu­tions and often acts as the voice of rea­son and com­mon sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedro Fre­itas is guid­ed by his belief in lib­er­ty, equal­i­ty and broth­er­hood. “In a world with 7 bil­lion peo­ple and grow­ing, food pro­duc­tion and water sup­ply should take seri­ous atten­tion. The HAPI project’s goal of help­ing peo­ple to grow food in diverse envi­ron­ments is very much need­ed.”

A for­mer sol­dier in the Brazil­ian Air Force, Pedro is now study­ing Com­put­er Sci­ence at Cen­tro Uni­ver­sitário Car­i­o­ca in Rio de Janeiro. Through an intern­ship with Maya Cul­pa, Pedro’s cur­rent focus with­in HAPI is devel­op­ing cus­tom Rasp­ber­ry Pi images, imple­ment­ing Avahi and MQTT, and writ­ing Python code and Lin­ux shell scripts.

 

 

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Scott is a full time stu­dent at Seat­tle Cen­tral Col­lege, where he focus­es on com­put­er sys­tems and net­work­ing. He served as a team leader and air­borne infantry­man in the U.S. army with two deploy­ments in Afghanistan and now lives next to the only tem­per­ate rain­for­est in North Amer­i­ca. Scott would like to see HAPI tech­nolo­gies imple­ment­ed at all lev­els of food pro­duc­tion, from home gar­den to full-scale hydro­pon­ic facil­i­ties.

When I was first inter­est­ed in this sort of tech­nol­o­gy, I was blown away by the cost and acces­si­bil­i­ty (or lack there­of) of a means to auto­mate the day to day tasks of a con­trolled envi­ron­ment facil­i­ty. The HAPI project, for me, is a door­way into an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence of cre­ation, pro­duc­tion, and inno­va­tion in a field where the means of busi­ness is all about con­trol.”

 

 

 

 

 

HAPI (Hydro­ponic Automa­tion Plat­form Ini­tia­tive) is an open-source project of Maya Cul­pa, LLC.

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