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!

  • Menno Finlay-Smits - Technical lead
  • Cameron Ryan-Pears - Hardware engineering & software development
  • Grant Ryan - Project initiator/coordinator
  • Clare McLennan - Software development
  • Giampaolo Ferraro - Software development
  • Tim Hunt (Wintec) - Cacophonometer lead
  • Matthew Aitchison - Machine learning
  • Jonathan Hardie - Software development
  • Sara Coutinho - User experience design
  • Chris Blackbourn - Data science and software development
  • Arthur McGregor - Software development
  • Andy Saunders - Software development
  • David Blake - Software development and field testing
  • Simon Matthews - Software development
  • Ben Biddington - Software development
  • Huub Nijs - System administration
  • Jimmy Kirkus-Lamont - Software development & graphic design
  • Jessica Lyons - Social media (Concentrate Ltd)
  • Finn Maunsell - audio analysis
  • 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
  • Living Springs - Field testing and hosting meetings
  • Roger McKenzie - Hardware advice
  • Gray Rathgen - Designer
  • Kate Haley - Supporter
  • Paul Campbell - Electronics design
  • Tim Sjoberg (DOC) - Animal behaviour and field testing
  • Mark Nikoria (Wintec) - Data visualisation
  • Michael Busby - Website design and development
  • Max Johns - Content
  • Matt Kavermann - Digital lures
  • Nigel Sharplin and Logan Stephens from Infact - Weatherproofing advice
  • Donald  McKellar - Software testing
  • Alex James and Michael Plank (University of Canterbury) - Modelling and statistics
  • Stephen Marsland (Massey University) - Bird song analysis
  • Shaun Hendy - Science supporter

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.