Vyki Englert

CoFounder, Compiler LA

Vyki Englert
Vyki is a software developer, cartographer, and cyclist who fell in love with Los Angeles after landing in downtown in 2012. Raised in a college town on the east coast, she was introduced to advocacy early and has found herself pushing for change in a world that often shies away from progress.

In 2014, Vyki cofounded Compiler LA, a civic tech consultancy dedicated to building a better Los Angeles. Previously Vyki worked at NationBuilder building a national voter file to empower smarter campaigns. She also built Onebox, an open source ruby gem, as an immersive learning experience and hands on intro to the open source community for new developers.

Vyki helped launch the city of Santa Monica's open data initiative by publishing the city's first datasets online, as well as launching new websites tailored toward engaging the public in the city's planning and development processes.

From running a nonprofit bike cooperative to working for city government, Vyki has found data to be necessary today to empower individuals in building strong capable communities. She firmly believes Los Angeles is an ideal proving ground for new ideas in livability. Vyki currently lives car-free in downtown Los Angeles.

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