Nicole Martinelli dedicates both her work and free time to open source. An OpenStreetMap volunteer since 2015, she founded [Resiliency Maps] (, a community project that aims to put assets and hazards in clear view using open source tools and open collaboration. She has over seven years experience managing open source publications, both corporate and non-profit. As a freelance tech journalist her work has appeared in the, Wired, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, BBC2, Newsweek, Discovery Channel and the Italian-language editions of Linux Magazine, Wired and Vanity Fair. Having worn so many hats and talked to so many different kinds of people about open source over the years helped her “sell” the idea of using these tools to make prototype maps for the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team and convince the United Nations to feature the project in “Words into Action” guidelines. A San Francisco native, she’s spent about half her life in Italy, which means she’s always on time but still clock-watches when cooking pasta.


Nicole Martinelli