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Meet the Team

image of Rick NixonRick Nixon

Program Manager, eGovernment and eCommerce

Focus: Team excellence and communication, project management, PCI remediation.

Background: Development, QA, Applications, Sales, Management positions in Electronic Design Automation; Mentor Graphics Corp., Director of Engineering, Internet Division of Synopsys, Inc.

Rick has been responsible for managing development efforts, and supplying process and technology to the City's open data, open standards, and open software initiatives. After having launched the Civic Apps For Greater Portland site (, Rick continues to work with regional government agencies, private sector third parties, and championing of community engagement and transparency in government vis-a-vis the local software community in the form of meet-ups, hackathons, app design contests, council resolutions, and more.



Richard Davies

Web Application Developer, lead developer for City websites using both proprietary and open source technologies.

Focus: CMS; Enterprise-level application design and development; full-stack web development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion and Microsoft SQL Server; and web service/API development.

Background: Software development, web development, internet technologies, and graphic design.

Application Portfolio:


Chris Johnk

Java/PHP Application Developer, lead developer for the City's payment gateway, using primarily open source software. Also responsible for ongoing PCI compliance of City systems.

Focus: Payment related services (Java and Tomcat), PCI compliance and migration, continuous improvement (JMeter, JUnit, ANT, Maven, Findbugs, etc).



Tracey Le

Lead Technical Support, supporting City website properties and TrackIt applications.

 Focus: Providing support and consultancy services to bureaus, training of end users for POG and TrackIT applications.


Jason Ruby

Application Developer, embedded with Police, supporting PPB application development

Focus: web application development, social media, and video production.




Tom Wheatley

Application Developer for PnD, Facilities, ComNet billing

Focus:  Legacy application support, ASP.OLD/NET, SQL Server, MS Access, MS Office libraries, etc.