We helped create academic societies to bring the community together (SBI2)(CytoData). We brought the bioimage software community together in a single online forum (forum.image.sc). We organize public resources of training data (BBBC). We organize public data challenges (Data Science Bowl). We co-lead the NIH Center for Open Bioimage Analysis (COBA) to serve the cell biology community’s growing need for sophisticated software for light microscopy image analysis.