Unicom Systems Development
Chip Rosenthal resides in Austin, TX. He has been developing systems and tools based on open source software and Internet services for over 20 years. He is the owner of Unicom Systems Development, a provider of technology consulting and contract development services.
Chip is a recognized leader of the community technology and civic technology movements in Texas. In 2005, he helped create SaveMuniWireless.Org, which defeated legislation to ban community wireless networks in Texas. In 2010, he co-founded Big Gig Austin, the community effort to bring Google gigabit fiber to Austin.
Chip currently serves on the Austin Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, a citizen board appointed by the Austin Mayor and City Council to advise them on certain technology issues. He chairs Open Austin, a volunteer group that advocates for open government and open data. He is the Code for America Brigade Captain for Austin.