Signal K began in a GitHub issue, as a solution for 5 developers to make their projects interoperable:
Sailing since early 90s. Spent 2 years sailing the Pacific Islands and Australia with my family. While cruising, began using an Arduino for various onboard tasks, and in 2011 started the Freeboard project.
Competitive and recreational sailor from an early age. Business founder and programmer, wrote Saildata which evolved into the Node.js Signal K server
We are all sailors, and all geeks! We work as developers and specialists in a highly connected internet world, and we want to enjoy the benefits on our boats.