I’m Waldo David Landers Jaquith (JAKE-with). I live near Charlottesville, Virginia, with my wife and son.
I’ve hiked most of the Appalachian Trail. I’ve won two VH1 Music Awards. I saved Al Gore’s life. I received the first-ever e-mailed subpoena. I caught Chris Anderson plagiarizing big chunks of his book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price. I successfully fought off a subpoena that tried to unmask anonymous commenters on my blog. I was a roadie for the Rolling Stones for three days. I won the 2011 Knight News Challenge. President Obama named me a “Champion for Change.” I used to work for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, for which I created Ethics.gov. I was a News Challenge Fellow with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. I’m the Director of U.S. Open Data. I’m a Shuttleworth Foundation fellow.
I can be contacted via this handy form.