I have worked in Information Technology for over 20 years and specialize in developing open source technology solutions for a variety of local, state and federal entities. Just as government should be open and transparent, the software that government uses and procures should also be free, open and transparent. You can find my software contributions to the open source community here.
Open Source Projects make for Better Government
I have worked on solutions to assist municipalities in collecting and analyzing Traffic Stop Data information so they can determine if they are disproportionally stopping minority drivers. I also have worked with teams to develop jail analytics software to determine who is in jail, why they are in jail and if they have mental health issues. This intersection of justice and health data is crucial to determine if a jail is being used efficiently and properly. I plan to use my expertise in data analytics to help Dane County make better use of resources so we are maximizing our investments in our county.
Project Highlights and Awards
- Code for America - 2015 Technology Award Winner - Open Justice Broker
"The Open Justice Broker Consortium is a non-profit membership organization of government agencies and jurisdictions, dedicated to improving justice information sharing through the reuse of low-cost, standards-based integration software. The OJBC unlocks the power of open source software and cross-boundary collaboration to promote a more effective, efficient justice system."
- Best of NIEM 2014 - Pima County, AZ Justice-Health Integration Project
"This system promotes the seamless provision of health services within the criminal justice system and the success of this project reflects a strong interagency partnership among government, non-profit, and private sector technology agencies. Completely automating the system will have a potential cost savings of $300,000 and 20,000 hours of personnel time per year. "
- DC Public Safety Podcast - May 2015 - Information Sharing With Law Enforcement and Parole and Probation-APPA
Yogesh talks about cost effective and secure information sharing solutions between law enforcement and probation and parole so when high risk offenders move from one jurisdiction to another, law enforcement is aware of any possible public safety risks.
- State of Wisconsin, Office of Justice Assistance - January 2011 - Traffic Stop Data Collection
Yogesh was the lead developer on a web portal to collect Traffic Stop Data demographic information of drivers and passengers in all traffic stops in Wisconsin. The data would be available to analyze the extent of racial profiling in traffic stops in different jurisdictions. The law was repealed when Scott Walker was elected as governor.