Joel Wirāmu Pauling

Committee Member

Kia ora tātou/greetings everyone, my name is Joel and I originally come from South/Central Taranaki but have lived in Wellington, Canada and Singapore. I trained as Social Psychologist at Victoria University and did my Masters Thesis on how Knowledge and Creative works are handled and shared within Cultures. Creative Commons and Tohatoha’s goals represent the spirit of that work which now seems like a lifetime ago.

Professionally I have a successful career as a Network/Cloud Architect working with many Opensource and cross industry projects which leverage the ethos of initiatives with similar goals to tohatoha such as the Openstack Foundation, OSI and IETF.

Understanding people organizations and their challenges with how to implement, support and enrich these ecosystems are some of the fundamental parts of my daily life that I look forward to sharing with Tohatoha.