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Hello! 👋 I'm Jonathan Pichot.

I'm an urbanist, technologist, and endlessly curious person.

I'm currently helping build a digital service incubator, as part of the Beta.gouv.fr ecosystem, in the French government's Agence nationale de la cohésion des territoires.

I've spent much of my career helping governments build better software, often for cities. I've been a full stack developer, product manager, and public sector entrepreneur. Previously, I've worked for NYC Planning Labs, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc, and a number of agencies. I've taught GIS at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and introductory javascript at the Factory in Grand Rapids. I occasionally speak about my work at conferences and events.

I care deeply about cities and communities. I've founded and run volunteer groups, I've been a neighborhood block captain, and I've studied cities through data. I consider myself a local of Paris 🇫🇷 and Grand Rapids 🇺🇸.