A community of open data enthusiasts

Over 240 contributors and counting. See all of them on GitHub.


Want to get involved?

We’re a distributed community of 240 contributors strong, from all corners of the world and all walks of life united in our desire to build the best data management system on the internet. Come aboard!

If you love #data and #python then join one of the weekly Dev Meetings. These are open to anyone so feel free to drop by and ask questions or just listen in. Maybe you can even help with issues marked as Good for Contribution or tackle some of the project's Rockstar Tickets listed here.

Need help with CKAN?

If you’re stuck on anything, chances are the answers awaits you on Stackoverflow or in the docs. GitHub Discussions is the place to connect with the community, share your projects and ask questions or support requests about CKAN.

If you want to report a bug or an actual issue with the CKAN software or documentation, please post it on the issue tracker. For security related issues please email security@ckan.org.

The Tech Team

The technical team are “official committers”. They are responsible for the technical vision, code quality and development of CKAN.

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    Ian Ward

    CKAN Team lead / Senior Solutions Architect at Link Digital

  • Adrià Mercader

    Adrià Mercader

    Senior Solutions Architect at Link Digital

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    Sergey Motornyuk

    Tech Lead at Link Digital

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    Jari Voutilainen

    Technical Project Manager at Gofore

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    Konstantin Sivakov

    Software Developer at Salsa Digital

  • Brett Jones

    Brett Jones

    DevOps Engineer / CKAN Contributor at Link Digital

  • Patricio del Boca

    Patricio del Boca

    Senior Software Developer at the Open Knowledge Foundation

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    Eric Soroos

    CTO at Derilinx

Our former members

The CKAN Stewards

Datopian and Link Digital are co-stewards of the CKAN project and some of the longest standing contributors to CKAN. They both play key roles in ensuring the CKAN project thrives and delivers the best results for CKAN’s end users and stakeholders.


Link Digital

Staffed by CKAN experts in Europe and Australia Link Digital provide managed CKAN hosting, support, extension development and theming to clients globally. Established 2001. Also trading as Datashades.com.

Represented by Steven De Costa, Executive Director at Link Digital



Datopian are the original creators of CKAN and built the world’s first portals for publishing open data. An international team with combined decades of CKAN expertise they work with organizations of all sizes to design, develop and scale solutions that unlock their data’s potential.

Represented by Rufus Pollock, President at Datopian

Speak with us

Our CKAN stewards help organisations of all sizes around the globe
learn more about implementing CKAN open data portals.
The best way to get in touch is via the form below

Enterprise Working Group

CKAN’s combination of open-source codebase and enterprise support make it uniquely attractive
for organizations looking to build customized, enterprise- or government-grade solutions.

If your enterprise organisation is one of the many who are adopting CKAN for data management and data governance workloads, then

and join our new working group.

Major Government Users

CKAN is used by governments and public sector organizations around the world
for their open data portal.

CKAN is used by governments and user groups worldwide and powers a variety of official and community data portals including portals for local, national and international government, such as the UK’s data.gov.uk and the European Union’s publicdata.eu, the Brazilian dados.gov.br, Dutch and Netherland government portals, as well as city and municipal sites in the US, UK, Argentina, Finland and elsewhere.