Steering Committee
The Steering Committee directs the overall operations of MAPLE, which includes the management of volunteers, establishing project direction, and making decisions about development and communications.
Product Management & Leadership
Matthew Victor
Matthew Victor is a Boston-based lawyer, policy analyst and civic technologist. He is a former technology consultant and has worked in the life sciences, non-profit research and blockchain industries. Matthew graduated from Boston College Law School in 2022.

Nathan Sanders
Nathan Sanders is a data scientist, an organizer in science communication, and an environmental justice researcher & advocate. He has led machine learning teams in the media and biotech sectors and is an Affiliate of the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard University.

Anna Steele
Anna Steele is a legal technologist and project manager who strives to make the law more accessible through the thoughtful use of technology. In her current role as the Legal Operations Manager at Howell Legal, Anna supports a team of attorneys in their mission to empower entrepreneurs.

Dan Jackson
Dan Jackson directs Northeastern University School of Law’s NuLawLab, where he draws on his design and law backgrounds to educate the legal inventors of the future.
User Experience Design & Engineering Leads
Alex Ball
Alex Ball is a full-stack software developer. He enjoys building useful user experiences, learning new technologies, and helping other developers be productive. He currently works at on geospatial applications to help governments manage their infrastructure assets.

Sasha Goldberg
Sasha Goldberg has volunteered with Code for Boston for over seven years and is a full stack developer. Before entering the software development profession, Sasha was a video editor and motion graphic designer.

James Vasquez
James Vasquez is a User Experience Product Designer who has been in the digital product industry for 9 years (professionally, and volunteering for projects). He currently works at CVS Health, mentors UX students at Designlab, and is a Board Member of UXPA Boston.
Advisory Board
The Advisory Board provides strategic advice and domain expertise to the MAPLE project. We are grateful to have the support of:
Danielle Allen
Danielle is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, Director of the Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and President of Partners in Democracy. She is a professor of political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. She is also a seasoned nonprofit leader, democracy advocate, tech ethicist, distinguished author, and mom.

Marci Harris
As founder and CEO of and the Executive Director of the nonprofit POPVOX Foundation, Marci is passionate about the responsible use of technology to improve government and benefit humanity. She is a lawyer and former congressional staffer, who worked on the House Ways and Means committee's Affordable Care Act team. She has held fellowships with Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democracy and the New America Foundation, and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and a political science lecturer at San Jose State University.

Beth Noveck
Beth Simone Noveck is a professor at Northeastern University, where she directs the Burnes Center for Social Change and its partner project, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. The author of Solving Public Problems: How to Fix Our Government and Change Our World (Yale Press 2021), named a Best Book of 2021 by Stanford Social Innovation Review, she is a member of the faculty at Northeastern’s Institute for Experiential AI. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Chancellor Angela Merkel named her to her Digital Council in 2018.

Matt Prewitt
Matt Prewitt is President of RadicalxChange Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the basic institutions of democracy and markets. He is also a former federal law clerk and antitrust litigator, and a writer and advisor on emerging technologies.

James Turk
James has spent his career working in Civic Tech. While at the Sunlight Foundation, he launched the Open States project, which curates a freely available repository of state legislative information across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. James served as the lead of the Open States project for 13 years. James has also worked at PBS as a Director of Technology, as Principal Engineer of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, and as Director of Public Data at Civic Eagle. James is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the Computational Analysis & Public Policy Program.

Harlan Weber
Harlan is the founder of Code for Boston, a civic technology volunteer group and the incubator of MAPLE. He is an experienced UX design leader, having spent 10 years in the government technology space. Harlan is currently a Principal Designer at Nava Public Benefit Corporation where he focuses on leading projects for Federal government clients. He has also served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Innovation Fellow, as a founding member and design director of the Massachusetts Digital Service, and as the director of design for the Customer Technology Department at the MBTA.
Our Partners
The project is developed in partnership between the NuLawLab and scholars at Boston College Law School and Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.


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The NuLawLab is the interdisciplinary innovation laboratory at Northeastern University School of Law.

The Lab is a leader in the global legal design movement and incubates projects that advance the democratization of law.

Code for Boston

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Code for Boston addresses local social and civic challenges through creative uses of technology. Despite the name, they are not solely focused on coding!

They foster relationships between government, nonprofit, academic, for-profit companies, residents, civic technologists, analysts, designers, and many more. Code for Boston's volunteer contributors have led the technical implementation and development of this website and platform as an open source project (see our repository on GitHub).

How to Support Us


MAPLE is a fiscally sponsored initiative of the 501(c)(3), the Open Collective Foundation (OCF). You can see a full list of our donors and expenditures on our Open Collective webpage. You can also join the list and make a donation through the sit.