Skip Newberry serves as President of the Software Association of Oregon, an organization that supports Oregon's software industry through initiatives that promote, connect and advocate for technology companies and professionals.
Until fall of 2011, Skip served as Economic Development Policy Advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams. While at the City of Portland, Skip worked closely with Portland's software and digital media industries on a number of open government projects. These included helping to draft the City of Portland's open source procurement and open data policy and launching Civic Apps for Greater Portland, an award-winning regional open data and software application design contest.
More recent projects include the development of an open source data and app platform, called CitySync, which aims to improve the ability of residents and businesses to connect with City services and information.