With a degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton, he's happy to be working at an institute dedicated to social science and proud to be part of the team that rewrote Dataverse to be more inclusive of all science. It's hard to stop him from jumping up and giving an impromptu talk on Dataverse.
Phil is thrilled to see the number of Datavese installations listed at dataverse.org grow to more than two dozen, and can often be found answering questions on the Dataverse mailing list, the #dataverse IRC channel on freenode, and the bi-weekly Dataverse community call. Every month, he jots down and sends out the Dataverse Community News and always looks forward to the annual Dataverse Community Meeting.
He gets overly excited about open source (and gave a talk about it) and created a dataset in Harvard Dataverse called Open Source at Harvard (below). He co-founded the codecraft mailing list, has a crazy idea called Crossroads, and makes silly mobile games with his kids. He blogs at blogs.harvard.edu/pdurbin and his personal website is greptilian.com.