Ovio
Ovio

About

Ovio matches developers with the right project, the right task, and the right community, so that everyone feels empowered to become an active open source contributor.

Our Vision

Unleashing the potential of collaboration through technology to bring people together and create impactful, positive solutions.

Our Mission

Empower developers to contribute to open-source and collaborate at scale.

At Ovio, we strive to make the open source ecosystem more collaborative and accessible. We’re working both to make contributors feel confident about getting involved and to help maintainers feel empowered to activate their communities.

Our values

Our Values

Collaboration

Collaboration

Building connections across the world and between sectors. Breaking silos. Fostering the exchange of competencies. This is what gets us up in the morning.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that diversity benefits us all, rather than takes away. We want to do our utmost to ensure that everyone can play their part.

Impact

Impact

We embrace positive change and work towards impacts, whether it’s through harnessing market forces for social good or helping individuals find their purpose and collaborate.

Trust

Trust

Constructive action is grounded in candid communication. Building trust allows us to serve the common good.

Who we are

Tiphaine Boyer

Tiphaine Boyer

Co-Founder & COO

After receiving a Master of Arts in Conflict, Security and Development from Sussex University, I started my career as a project manager for multiple social impact organizations around the world such as United Nations.

When I moved to San Francisco, I was shocked by local nonprofits struggling to leverage technology solutions. That is why I decided to co-create Ovio. I am most passionate about refugee rights and women’s rights. My appetite for social justice oriented my career towards humanitarian and social activities.

Eric Boucher

Eric Boucher

Co-Founder & CEO

After a Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, I started my career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. My desire to code for good led me to work for a tech nonprofit, Bayes Impact.

Witnessing the huge need for technology in the social impact sector, I decided to co-create Ovio. I am passionate about climate change and human rights. Since graduate school, I have engaged my time and skills to support these causes.

Ben Peters

Ben Peters

Director of Engineering

I am a data scientist and software engineer with experience working on web engineering and design, embedded systems platform architecture and machine learning.

After studying Physics, Mechanical Engineering (with a focus on adaptive control theory) and Computer Science at Dartmouth College, I spent the next 9 years in a variety of software and analyst positions, ranging from programming smart HVAC systems for high performance homes to developing data pipelines, storage and tools for an education startup working with satellites. I love mountains and spend most of my free time skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Our Story

Why did we create Ovio? We saw open source software as a path to create positive impact. To do so, our plan was simple: we’d find and showcase impact-oriented projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and make them more accessible to every developer.

In looking for these kinds of projects, we noticed some limits to the open source ecosystem, like easily getting an overview of a project and its impact or finding one that matched a contributor’s skills and interests. And we discovered that these limits were not applicable only to do-gooders like us, but were struggles any developer would face.

That’s when our mission became clear: we needed to address OSS as a whole! If we succeed in improving collaboration at a global scale, more developers will become contributors, and we can all work together to tackle the most impactful projects.

Our story

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