We use lean methodologies to develop our products and guide our consulting engagements. This means we work quickly and iteratively, testing ideas to find great solutions that provide value to our customers. We also believe the best way to understand a problem is to talk with and observe people. Everyday we see the positive impact these processes can have on the lives of residents and public servants.
Our team is made up of technologists, researchers, and designers who are passionate about democratic governance, civic engagement, and the power of technology. We bring this passion to every project we work on along with a combined 30 years of consulting experience in the technology and government sectors.
Andy sets the technical direction for PostCode. In 2013, Andy was part of the San Francisco Code for America fellowship team. He was the lead developer on Promptly, a text messaging application created for the SF Human Services Agency. The success of the San Francisco fellowship team and Promptly inspired Andy to co-found PostCode.
Before coming to PostCode, Andy worked as web developer and a Geographic Information Systems analyst. Over the past ten years Andy has worked with government agencies, academic research groups, libraries, non-profits, and think tanks to create user centered web applications. He holds a BA in Geography and an MS in Information Science, both from the University of North Carolina.
Reed works on product design and business development for PostCode. He focuses on making applications for cities and governments that are simple, beautiful, and easy to use. Prior to PostCode, Reed was a fellow with Code for America, where he worked to help develop CityVoice a call in system for collecting community feedback. Before that he was in Istanbul on a Fulbright Grant studying architecture and infrastructure planning. His work and thinking on cities and design have been presented in numerous biennials, conferences, and publications in the U.S. and abroad. In his free time he likes running, making things with his hands, and a good IPA.
Reed holds a Masters of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Urban and Environmental Studies from Colorado College.
Tamara leads company strategy, operations and user research at PostCode. She’s committed to building cities, governments and technologies that are both equitable and beautiful. As a 2013 Code for America fellow she helped build CityVoice, a tool for integrating community feedback into city decision-making processes. Previously, she worked at Azavea where she lead the spatial analysis and UX design teams and managed the development of web and mobile applications for clients ranging from local non-profits to federal agencies.
She studied Anthropology at Swarthmore College and did graduate work in Geography at Temple University. Outside the office she splits her time between backpacking in national parks and tinkering with sensors.