The Sakai Foundation staff faciliates, coordinates and supports the volunteer contributions of the Sakai community.
The Sakai Foundation staff fills a very lightweight role in supporting the community. The staff does not manage the community activities but seeks to support volunteers by matching needs and capabilities, connecting contributors, and facilitating communications processes.
The Foundation staff is always available to assist community members - both new and experienced - in understanding community processes and engaging with community members.
Ian Dolphin, Executive Director
Mr. Dolphin has led organizational and technology projects to improve post- ‐secondary education in the United Kingdom and played a leading role in collaboration with Australia, New Zealand and the United States. He joins the Sakai Foundation at a time when Sakai is experiencing unprecedented growth in adoption, investment and new product development.
Anthony Whyte, Community/Technical Liaison
Anthony is a Senior Applications Programmer/Analyst based at the University of Michigan and the technical liaison for the Sakai Foundation. Anthony is currently involved in release management, tool development, site administration (sakaiproject.org, ux.sakaiproject.org), community relations and advocacy. Prior to joining the Sakai, Anthony served as a developer, lead developer and ultimately Director of Systems for Strategic Interactive and Novations Learning Technologies, where he helped design, build and implement commercial learning management systems for Fortune 100 companies. A Fulbright scholar, Anthony was educated at Michigan State University and Princeton University. He is an avid cyclist and woodworker.
NealCaldin, CLE Community Coordinator
Neal ensures the continued high quality and timeliness of Sakai CLE releases, on a schedule that is appropriate for institutions depending on the CLE worldwide. Neal is the community liaison for CLE by being a central community contact and through facilitation between groups.