The Cacophony Project Community

The Cacophony Project is nothing without its community of designers, developers, researchers, supporters, and friends. This is where we recognise people who have given us the benefit of their time and expertise.

The Team

These people have contributed to the project by giving us the benefit of their expertise and time. Nothing happens without their hard work, so many thanks!

  • Jonathan Hardie - Technical Lead
  • Cameron Ryan-Pears - Hardware engineering & software development
  • Grant Ryan - Project initiator/coordinator
  • Clare McLennan - Software development
  • Giampaolo Ferraro - Software development
  • Lincoln Sell - Designer
  • Matthew Briggs - Testing & Software development
  • Matthew Hellicar - Programme Manager & Field Coordinator

Other Contributors

    • Living Springs - Field testing and hosting meetings
    • Sara Coutinho - User experience design & Bird Monitoring
    • David Blake - Software development and field testing
    • Tim Hunt (Wintec) - Cacophonometer lead
    • Dennis Sosnoski - TensorFlow engineer
    • James Ross (Lincoln University)
    • Chris Blackbourn - Data science and software development - machine learning
    • Menno Finlay-Smits - ex-Technical lead now wise old advisor
    • Matthew Aitchison - Machine learning
    • Arthur McGregor - Software development
    • Andy Saunders - Software development
    • Simon Matthews - Software development
    • Ben Biddington - Software development
    • Huub Nijs - System administration
    • Jimmy Kirkus-Lamont - Software development & graphic design
    • Deana Low, Mehedi Emrul, and Jessica Lyons - Social media (Concentrate Ltd)

    • Pete Higgins - Mechanical engineer

    • Dave Lane - Open source design and Drupal CMS integration
    • Brent Martin - Machine learning (University of Canterbury)
    • Elaine Murphy (DOC) - Animal behaviour
    • Gray Rathgen - Designer
    • Kate Haley - Supporter
    • Mark Nikoria (Wintec) - Data visualisation
    • Michael Busby - Website design and development
    • Max Johns - Content
    • Matt Kavermann - Digital lures
    • Donald  McKellar - Software testing
    • Stephen Marsland (Massey University) - Bird song analysis

    Friends of the Project

    These kind folks and organisations have provided their support, promoted us to their networks, or have generally helped us along the way!



    Other companies offering services for free for the project

    Other supporters

    We’re pretty sure that if you listen hard enough, you can hear the birds thanking our supporters.