Dr. Marco Minghini has studied at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), where he obtained a BSc degree with honors in 2008 in Environment and Land Planning Engineering and an MSc degree with honors in 2010 in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. In 2014 he obtained his PhD with merit in Environmental and Infrastructures Engineering with a thesis on the use of open source geospatial software, including mobile data collection and virtual globes, for VGI and citizen science applications. Since 2014, he is a temporary research fellow at the GEOlab (Geomatics and Earth Observation laboratory) of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Driven by the use of open source software, his current research focuses on geoWeb services, Web visualization, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and citizen science. He is an active member of COST Actions TD1202 "Mapping and the Citizen Sensor" and IC1203 “ENERGIC”. He is a Charter Member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and was the Secretary of FOSS4G Europe 2015 conference.