Colin Megill is co-creator of pol.is, an open source platform for gathering large-scale, open-ended feedback analyzed by machine learning methodologies in real time. Polis has enabled ministries in multiple national governments (Canada, Taiwan, Singapore) to leverage data science, and to begin developing novel and innovative strategies for public engagement.
His work has been featured in MIT Technology Review, The Guardian, Civicist, and Wired, as well as recent books published by Penguin and Harper Business. His work in science – most notably in the development of nextstrain.org which won the 2017 Open Science Prize – has been featured in multiple publications, including Quartz and The Atlantic. He is a passionate father and home school educator to three daring little boys.