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Jeff Ubois

Senior Program Officer, 100&Change

Previous to his work at MacArthur, Jeff was a consultant to archives, museums, broadcasters, and commercial organizations in the U.S. and E.U. Most recently, he has worked for Fujitsu Labs in Sunnyvale, California, the Bassetti Foundation in Milano, Italy, and the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision. Prior to this, he was a staff research associate at the University of California, Berkeley, and part of the Preserving Digital Public Television Project based at Thirteen/WNET and funded by the Library of Congress.

Jeff is a frequent public speaker, and primary convener of the Personal Digital Archiving conferences held at the Internet Archive. In the 1990s, Jeff worked in the software industry, co-founding Omniva (funded by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins), and as a journalist in Washington, Hong Kong, London, and San Franscisco covering new technology. In the voluntary sector, Jeff served as president of the Berkeley Hillside Club, helping to revive a 110 year-old cultural center. He attended New College in Sarasota, Florida for undergraduate studies, and has written for First Monday, D-Lib, Computerworld, Release 1.0, ACM Interactions, Bloomberg Business News, Ferris Research, and other publications summarized at http://www.ubois.com.

Jeff Ubois works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:


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