James Burk

IT Director and Steering Committee member, Mars Society
James Burk is the IT Director of the international Mars Society, a Steering Committee member, and the organizer of the Seattle USA chapter.  Formerly with Microsoft, James has worked for over 20 years on Agile software development projects, and has led teams to create many different types of large & scalable software solutions, James is responsible for keeping all of the Mars Society's public outreach websites and social media channels modern, relevant, and effective. James also leads the MarsVR Program, which creates open source Virtual Reality tools to support our analog research program and to better tell the story of the human exploration and settlement of Mars to the younger generations.