We facilitate research communication organizations and institutions to take control of their infrastructure

We facilitate research communication organizations and institutions to take control of their infrastructure needs and empower them to work together, producing shared solutions for knowledge creation, production and sharing.

Coko was initially funded through our Founder Adam Hyde’s Shuttleworth Fellowship. Later we received funding through the generosity of the The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Coko’s community includes leading publishers and research communication providers such as eLife Sciences, Hindawi, the University of California Press, Wormbase, and EuropePMC.


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    Adam Hyde

    Coko Founder

    Adam brings publishing and technical leadership as well as pioneering insights into collaborative knowledge production methods and technologies. Adam was awarded the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Shuttleworth Fellowship from which he provided the original seed funding for Coko.

    Adam has 30 years of business experience in non-profit and for profit environments, his first position as a CEO was at age 23. Adam has over 12 years of experience in innovative publishing processes and technologies and has been embedded in the publishing industry for almost 10 years. He is also very well known for his facilitation skills having founded Book Sprints and the Workflow Sprint method for optimizing publishing workflows.

    Adam has also received the New Zealand Open Source Community award, and is frequently asked to present at publishing, technology, and open source events alike.

    Drop Adam a note at: adam@coko.foundation

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    Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

    Coko Operations & Community Facilitator

    Alison leads community management. She joined Coko in 2018 to develop the Editoria Community. Alison's prior experience includes editorial and content management for society and commercial publishers, as well as product and partner marketing, and operations for industry technology partners. She has over 15 years' experience in the publishing industry.

    Alison volunteers for various professional development associations and industry initiatives including International Society for Managing and Technical Editors Board of Directors. Alison also participates within Council for Science Editors, Peer Review Week, and the CRediT Program Committee. Alison is a 'sometimes' writing instructor and an elected Library Trustee in her hometown in New Hampshire in the US.

    Drop Alison a note at: alison@coko.foundation

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    Jure Triglav

    PubSweet Lead Developer & Facilitator

    Jure is a medical doctor who, near the end of his studies, became more interested in software development, specifically the role it plays in enabling free access to important bits of information. Jure has over 8 years of experience being an open science software developer, having worked for various organisations in this space since 2011. Jure joined Coko in September 2015 as a developer tasked with building a component-based framework - PubSweet. Since then he has grown to become the lead for the PubSweet project, as well as an experienced community facilitator.

    Jure writes about his interests (research software, search engines for scholarly literature, text editors, space, and many others) on his personal blog linked below, feel free to check it out!

    You can drop Jure a note at: jure@coko.foundation

    Jure's Personal Blog
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    Anne Erika Schmidt

    Exec Assistant and Logistics

    Anne has been the executive assistant of Coko founder Adam Hyde since 2018. Anne also manages projects at Book Sprints. Before she joined the team she was a research associate in the field of art history at Humboldt University Berlin. She also worked at different NGO´s in the social field where she was in charge for project management and finance.

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    Raewyn Whyte

    PubSource and Copy Editing

    Raewyn is our copy editor, and manages the PubSource news items. Raewyn Whyte is an editor, indexer, and dance critic who writes for web and print. She is also s a teacher and writing coach, workshop and seminar leader. Her editing experience ranges from compiling and editing quarterly newsletters and magazines, academic support services for textbooks, dissertations, grant applications and journal submissions; government documents; to copy editing and proofreading of collaboratively written books. Raewyn is also a remote copy editor for Book Sprints Limited and the dance editor for the New Zealand performing arts archive Theatreview.

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    Patricia Wagner

    Events and Merchandise

    Patricia co-ordinates our events and the design and production of our merchandise. Patricia was born in Germany but grew up in Chile, where she studied advertising. 10 years ago Patricia returned to Germany to live in Berlin to finish fashion design studies at the Universität der Künste. Her work is divided between art, screen printing, graffiti, graphic design and fashion design. A passionate illustrator who always seeks to introduce her own style into her work which is bright, colorful and methodical.   Patricia has worked with different artistic residencies and social projects in Portugal and recently has been working as location manager for a social enterprise that runs Germany´s biggest pop-up events for second hand clothes.

Coko Dev Team

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    Yannis Barlas

    PubSweet Component Developer

    Yannis has many years experience developing full stack applications. Yannis is working on the rapid and robust development of front end components for PubSweet including those used by the Editoria platform.

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    Alexis Georgantas

    PubSweet Component Developer

    Alexis is a full stack engineer with years of experience in applications’ development who admires the open source community and embraces collaboration. He joined Coko as a frontend engineer in order to contribute to the development of PubSweet components.

    Alexis's personal site
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    Juan Gutierrez

    Sys Ops

    Juan has worked on many publishing systems including an earlier version of PubSweet, Lexicon, and also Booktype and BookJS. Juan maintains Cokos systems and also does some development work as needed.

    Juan's personal blog
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    Giannis Kopanas

    PubSweet Developer

    Giannis is a full stack engineer with more than ten years of experience in Web Applications. Giannis has a great interest in open source development and joined Coko as a frontend developer to contribute on developing PubSweet components.

Coko Advisory Board

As part of our commitment to being community-driven, we have a board of advisors that help inform Coko’s current and future directions. The board is convened at least once annually.

  • Karien Bezuidenhout

    Director, Shuttleworth Foundation
  • Peter Brantley

    Director of Online Strategy, University of California Davis Library
  • Heidi Erceg

    Director Titoki Consulting. Business consultant and strategist for both companies and non-profits.
  • John Chodacki

    Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library
  • Tim O’Reilly

    Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
  • Tony Wasserman

    Professor of Software Management Practice, Carnegie Mellon, Silicon Valley, & Executive Director, Center for Open Source Investigation
  • Charlie Ablett

    Senior Backend Engineer, GitLab