Bruce Caron is currently the Community Architect of the ESIP Federation. Bruce has pioneered this role, helping virtual science organizations build community governance and achieve their promise. Bruce was trained as a social anthropologist and an urban cultural geographer. He recently led the NASA Science on Drupal Central Project, which built collaboration and collective intelligence capabilities for NASA Earth science Drupal developers. Bruce has served as the president of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners and is a Founding and current board member of the Foundation for Earth Science in Washington, DC. In 2010, Bruce was awarded the Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award from the ESIP Federation.