Ryan Pitts is program lead for technology at OpenNews, where he helps community members develop collaborative, inclusive programs for journalism events, and connects people with resources (and each other!) in ways that make local newsrooms more effective and representative of their communities. Previously, he was a reporter and editor in local newsrooms before managing news apps and product development as Senior Editor for Digital Media at The Spokesman-Review. Ryan’s team won ONA, SND, and regional awards for their data journalism and innovative narrative work. He is also a board member, developer, and trainer for Census Reporter, a project that makes census data easier for journalists to use. Ryan is based in Spokane, Wash.