Localify is the brainchild of Doug Turnbull at Ithaca College. It has been designed,  developed, and promoted through the efforts of many talented students and colleagues over the past few years.

Current Team

Tim Clerico (Lead Playlist Algorighm & Backend Developer)
Nic Wands (Lead Designer & Frontend Developer)
Vianca Hurtado (Front-end Designer & Developer, User Testing)
Connor Shea (UI Designer, Outreach & Branding)
Erich Ostendarp (Backend Developer)
Brontë Cook (Local Music Writer)

Summer ’19 Crew: (from left-to-right) Doug Turnbull (Primary Investigator), Connor Shea (Outreach), Nic Wands (Frontend), Tim Clerico (Backend), Erich Ostendarp (Backend). Missing: Vianca Hurtado (Frontend), Brontë Cook (Outreach)

Past Contributors

Jon Burger (Initial Concept and Software Engineer)
Daniel Akimchuk (Playlist Algorithms)


Thorsten Joachims (Machine Learning Master, Cornell University)
Shane Moore (Software Architecture and Playlist Guide, NY Times)
Will Van Dyke (Digital Music Expert, Warner Music)
Brian Dozoretz (Local Music Guru, Ithaca College)


This work is supported by NSF Grants IIS-1217485, IIS-1217686, IIS-1615679, and IIS-1615706 and well as an educational grant from Amazon Web Services.