Shauna Gordon-McKeon


I'm an independent researcher and developer who focuses on open technologies and communities. I am fascinated by the way we humans share information with each other - what we learn, who we trust, how we decide.

I run a technology business, Galaxy Rise Consulting. I do web and mobile development for clients, and offer data science and technical writing services as well.

In the past, I've been a social psychology researcher and the manager of an open source outreach non-profit. I've compiled meta-analyses of medical research for patients, written novels and children's books, and even wrangled monkeys. To learn more about me and my varied past, check out my CV/portfolio.

I'm always interested in potential collaborations, so if you have an idea or an opportunity, please get in touch.



The Little R'er

A question-based introduction to R.



Chasing Paper

Rethinking the academic journal article.



Talking the Talk

AlterConf, October 2014


Last year, I asked some of my colleagues to collaborate on an open recommendation letter for a fellowship application. I've excerpted my favorite part:

"Shauna gets things done, from running events to building useful technology and sharing knowledge, and always empowers others in the process. She is a shining example of the potential of empathy + technology + open communities to change the world."