Kona Farry is fascinated by the intersection of the built environment, public policy, communities, and the individual. He's found a niche in improving the experience of using transit through the use of real-time data, helping riders find their vehicles and agencies modify their service. By making transit easier and more enjoyable to ride, he hopes to play a part in creating a more sustainable, traffic-free future.

Kona graduated from the University of Washington in June 2020, majoring in Community, Environment, and Planning. In his free time, he’s often found sampling a local coffee roaster, trying out a new bus route, or developing Pantograph, a powerful real-time tracker of transit vehicles in Puget Sound, WA; Portland, McMinnville, and Eugene, OR; Vancouver, BC; the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and Philadelphia, PA—with more always on the way.

He’s also a founding member and leader of ASCEND, a Marysville, WA-based community group that’s envisioning a student-centered, project-based education paradigm. Learn more about ASCEND.

Some things he's made: