Mapping the Details: Randy Meech joins as Enigma advisor
Our team at Enigma Labs is thrilled to announce that Randy Meech has joined as an official advisor. Enigma Labs is revolutionizing the way the public interacts with UAP sightings. One of our core innovations is geolocating sightings and making them queryable across space and time. Partnering with experts like Randy is essential as we work to enable local communities to connect around unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena, or UAP, events.
A leader in the digital mapping community, Randy has worked across many companies on solving map interaction challenges. He has years of experience with decentralized and accessible location data, open-source software, and data communities. Currently, he is Director of Engineering for Maps at Snap, Inc. Previously, he was CEO and co-founder of StreetCred Labs, which collected and maintained open, accessible place data and was acquired by Snap in 2020.
Prior to that, he was CEO of Mapzen, an open mobile mapping platform. Under his leadership, the Mapzen team built open-source tools for map display, search, and navigation. Mapzen software and data projects are now part of the Linux Foundation.
Randy also led the engineering team at MapQuest after his mapping startup, Patch, was acquired by AOL in 2009. He worked at Google early in his career and has been part of a number of other startups, including one that developed a popular maritime app that used machine learning to process and share live tidal conditions. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.
Enigma is grateful for Randy's support and excited to benefit from his wealth of experience and to collaboratively solve challenges around tiling and clustering large amounts of data. Randy's focus on developing open, accessible programs resonates with our core brand values around serving the public. Together, we will revolutionize local sightings data access for the public and empower rational UAP observers to submit context-rich, geolocated sightings.