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.
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.
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.