Many people made important contributions to the project. At the great risk of missing key people, a list is attempted below.
The most recent iteration of the core team, prior to suspension of the OBI 2.0 efforts, included Brad Biddle, Barrett Hafner, Vittal Kini, Raul Krivoy, Joe Schutz, and Scott Smith. Prior active core technical team members working on the 2.0 effort included Kevin Bross, Cailan Collet, Chris Crase, Will Henderson, and Jeff Murry, as well as our partners at Axiom Electronics, particularly Robert Toppel and Lynnda Sorenson. Leonard Cano, John MacArthur, Courtney Martin, and Jenny Cadigan played key roles on non-technical matters in connection with the 2.0 work. Paul Burd created some gorgeous graphics for us.
Significant assistance with the OBI 2.0 technology (mechanical design, electronics and software) was provided by: Carter Anderson, Jeff Eirvin, Matt Groener, Aslam Haswarey, Mustafa Haswarey, Brian Jensen, Greg Perry, Bill MacCracken and Bianca Viggiano. Joel Morrisette made major contributions to the 2.0 technology, as well as to our OBI 1.0 pilot, and designed our logo.
The OBI 1.0 software was developed primarily by John Benner. The OBI 1.0 pilot was managed by Robinson Eaton and Meera Gajjar, and they led the creation of our documentation. Mike Armstrong, Garrett Beecher, Giedre Novikaite and Mordechai Sadowsky made key contributions.
Intel provided support and resources that made the project possible, and many team members are volunteers affiliated with Intel. Special thanks to Ann Armstrong, Todd Brady, Michael Jacobson and Anne Marie McSwiggan. Individuals from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (Rob Sadowsky and Stephanie Noll), the Community Cycling Center (Jonnie Ling and James Keating), Nike (Caitlin Williams and Josh Capps), Portland State’s Transportation Research and Education Consortium (Hau Hagedorn and John MacArthur), and the Westside Transportation Alliance (Heather McCarey, Jenny Cadigan) helped create the project and have provided critical support.
Thanks also to our friends at Advanced Sports (Breezer), Bikes Make Life Better, Custom Contract Manufacturing, Eagle Precision Sheet Metal and Urban Racks for their support.
The OBI concept began forming after a 2012 conversation between Heather McCarey and Brad Biddle, and was ‘officially’ birthed in a meeting between Brad Biddle and Leonard Cano at a cafeteria table at the Intel RS5 building. Courtney Martin and Kevin Bross rounded out the initial founding team.