Say hello to the gang!
A list of some folks that are particpating in the event. Add yourself to the list!
A list of some folks that are particpating in the event. Add yourself to the list!
Dr. Andrew Rens was the first fellow - Intellectual Property Fellow from 2007 to 2010. He was also Legal Lead for Creative Commons South Africa. He earned a doctorate from Duke University for research on open education licensing. He is based in Cape Town where he consults and researches AI governance and development.
Coalition Founder/CEO,Chase Masterson began working in social change by mentoring ex-gang members at Homeboy Industries. She has spoken about the Coalition’s work at United Nations HQ, UNESCO HQ, TEDxVienna, Talks at Google, International Bullying Prevention Assn, World Anti-Bullying Forum, YMCA USA, TAGTeach Switzerland, Assn for Contextual Behavioral Science, Inaugural Educational Leadership Series: School Climate & Public Policy Forum in Partnership with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Nikesh is a civic entrepreneur, open data advocate and tech researcher. He is the co-founder and CEO of Open Knowledge Nepal – a non-profit civic tech organization comprised of openness aficionados. He is a strong supporter of open source software and believes in the vision of Open Knowledge to empower citizens regarding technology usage and open data. He loves coffee chat, tweeting, hackathons, blogging, traveling and open data.
Co-founder of Safecast, photographer, writer, misanthropologist.
Happy Costa Rican, SF Fellow (almost Alumni now). Satisfied Vagabonds, Cambiatus, Cambiuu and Natuscoin Co-founder. Collaborative businesses, complementary currencies and blockchain are my zone. Love gardening and playing guitar/ukulele.
Sean Jacobs is a Shuttleworth Fellow. He is founder and editor of Africa Is a Country, a site that produces opinion, ideas and analysis in text and video form. They're working developing a translation wiki to make Africa Is a Country and other African sites' work available in most, if not all world languages.
Jason plans and manages all areas of information technology strategy, development and implementation at the Foundation and advises on these issues within the Fellowship investments. He is also responsible for the Flash Grant programme.
He is a husband, a dad and a some-times Adjudicator of Lego Competitions.
I am passionate about increasing impact of citizen science and wildlife conservation. Professionally, I have worked as an ecologist, enviro educator, & sci communicator. Now, I’m wrapping up a PhD in tech design (Human Computer Interaction), exploring how to design tech that engages people with nature & citsci inform wildlife conservation with audio. As a founder of the Australia Citizen Science Association (ACSA), I also for citsci at local, national, & global levels in “spare time” 😊
Helen has spent the past 2 decades working to make philanthropy better. As the CEO of the Shuttleworth Foundation, she spends her time building, supporting, strengthening and enabling leaders who iterate towards a more open and equitable world. This includes her work on the Open Knowledge International, Mozilla Foundation, SafeCast and SciFabric boards.
Supporter of positive social change and those who dare to go there. Admirer of elephants. Follower of memes. South African in the UK. Member of the Shuttleworth team.
Scientific research and its literature is a global good but it is increasingly controlled by corporations and rich northern institutions. I challenge this, and use social and technogical methods to try to redress the balance.
I am always up for new ideas.
Lawyer, lecturer, researcher. IPR. Open Science.
Chris Hartgerink (he/him) is part researcher, part statistician, part software programmer, part businessperson. In 2019, he founded Liberate Science GmbH.
He was awarded his PhD in Methodology and Statistics from Tilburg University (2020) for his work on building sustainable science. He was a Mozilla Open Science Fellow (2018) and is currently a Shuttleworth Fellow. His philosophy of Open is one of equity and power distribution, instead of accumulation.
Demanding digital commons, online privacy and internet freedom! Open Labs hackerspace and LibreTech.school initiator. Making sure you have reliable open source digital infrastructure at Cloud68.co.
Silva is a Digital Rights Advocate & free software enthusiast. In a volunteer capacity, she is: • Board Member of Open Labs Hackerspace, a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting digital rights in Albania. • Co-initiator and member of Wikimedia Community Usergroup Albania. • a Member of The Document Foundation. She works with the Cloud68.co team, a company she co-founded with other open-source enthusiasts. Her daily job involves making it easier for people to use ethical digital tools.
Waldo Jaquith is a technologist with extensive experience in the government, non-profit, and for-profit sectors. He works for the State Software Collaborative, housed at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center. Until recently, he worked for 18F, developing and promoting best practices for government procurement of custom software, particularly for state governments. Previously, Jaquith ran U.S. Open Data, and worked for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Obama.
In 2012, I started a college program at the Indiana Women's Prison. We had 100 students/semester and an annual budget of just $5,000. A flash grant paid for 1 year. Two are now getting PhDs, others are in college or grad school. They've started their own non-profit; are a very effective presence at the state legislature; and are publishing a book with The New Press next year challenging all orthodoxies on origins of women's prisons. I now work with these fabulous women outside the prison.
As an activist artist, strategic nonviolent organizer & Training Director of Beautiful Trouble, Nadine’s work explores the potent intersection of art & politics. Find her writing in the books Beautiful Trouble, Beautiful Rising, & We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation ; Education & Training in Nonviolent Resistance & SNAP: An Action Guide to Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding; & more on arts & activism at WagingNonviolence.org.
Cecilia Olliveira is an investigative journalist who focuses on drug and arms trafficking and violence. In 2016, frustrated with the lack of publicly available data, she began mapping every shooting in Rio de Janeiro. This idea turned into Fogo Cruzado, an open data platform on armed violence that is spreading to every major city in Brazil and is now supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation.
Trying to share scientific knowledge throughout the research cycle and in places where people look for it, especially via Wikipedia and the ecosystem around it as well as the open-science journal Research Ideas and Outcomes. Trying to also share learning processes by documenting many of my activities openly. Very uncertain about how to assist humanity in getting our act together to address global warming, biodiversity loss, social injustice and the associated crises that permeate our lives.
Craig M Trester is an educator and citizen scientist that utilizes applied mycology to develop regenerative solutions for many of the environmental challenges that impact our world. Craig's research focuses on how the qualitatively regenerative principles and techniques of permaculture can be combined with the quantitatively powerful tools of molecular and synthetic biology to paint a picture of the deeper ecological connections throughout nature that are facilitated by our microbial world.
Internet freedom enthusiast. Currently Grants & Communications Manager at GreatFire.org, monitoring and challenging internet censorship in China. Running, dogs, and coffee are also good.
Founder of Coko! Making open source publishing systems.
Delphine is the executive director of The Signals Network, a non-profit organization that supports whistleblowers who have shared major public interest information with the press. She previously served as Reporters Without Borders’ North America director, advocating for journalists, bloggers and media rights worldwide.
Aneth David is an early career academic and research scientist at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
She has co-founded several organizations/initiatives and serves in diverse ambassadorial roles towards building capacity for youth and women in science and technology.
She is an advocate of gender equality, open science & knowledge as well as diversity and inclusion in science. She spends her free time on reading, contributing to Wikipedia and blogging.
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is a broadcast journalist based in Kenya. She is also a specialist in holistic digital security training with experience training women, journalists’ and human rights defenders. She is the current elected secretary general of the International Association of Women in Radio and television (IAWRT) Kenyan Chapter. Cecilia is on the quest to make sure that even the most vulnerable feel safe online. She is also a User experience expert (UX), and leads training on collecting feed
Jonathan has worked in ‘International Cooperation and Sustainable Emergency Architecture'for major aid agencies. He directed the Valldaura Labs research campus in Barcelona from 2013, and is the Manager of a European Horizon 2020 program that develops tools for climate-resilient agriculture (ROMI, Robotics for Micro farms.) He founded the 'Ecological Interaction' research group in 2018 to develop the Open Lab platform to provide ecological indicators in support of open source technology.
Graduate Students at UBC Faculty of Forestry researching how spending time in the forests impacts our health and wellbeing. Co-founded a few community-based nonprofits and tech-startups that focus on equitable hands-on and digital learning opportunities for youth through peer mentoring. I've worked in various technical roles, building products for large and small companies and universities.
I'm a physician, innovator, and educator whose life’s mission is to take technology to the extreme to benefit the world. I'm a 3D printing pioneer who uses open-source technologies to deliver healthcare solutions across diverse environments, from outer space to communities with limited access to resources.
Gameli leads a new initiative supporting African innovation communities to address One Health challenges at Just One Giant Lab. He was a Visiting Researcher at the Design Research Lab, UdK Berlin, and a Fellow of the Wezenbaum Institute. Gameli's research explores the potential of open and community science in sustainable development. In Ghana, he leads Global Lab Network, a platform for STEM students and professionals for social impact. He is a team member of Africa Open Science and Hardware.
My main interests are 2D animation/anime and libre/open-source software. So, my work is focused on development of open-source tools for 2D animation and applying any kind of open-source approaches in animation production (this includes copyleft licenses, open movies, crowdsourced content, etc). Also I am heading a small animation studio, where my team is making animated shorts and teaching teenagers to create animation, all using libre/open-source software.
Ari Bader-Natal designs, builds, and supports digital learning venues that enable individuals to access new opportunities and create new futures. Over the past 10 years, he has helped to launch and run Calbright College and Minerva Schools, two institutions demonstrating new models for higher education.
Netha Hussain is a medical doctor and researcher. She is a volunteer at the Wikimedia movement for over ten years and has contributed to several Wikipedia articles related to medicine, healthcare and COVID-19.
Teresa advocates for national copyright law reform, as well as global copyright rules that promote access to knowledge. At EIFL, an NGO that works with libraries in developing and transition economy countries, she has grown a dynamic network of specialist librarians in over 30 countries, many of whom have achieved success in improving national laws, and has contributed to over 20 nations joining the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities.
Award-winning radio reporter and producer, based in Los Angeles.
Fiona is a bioinformatics scientist-turned entrepreneur. She founded the charity DNAdigest to promote best practices for efficient and ethical data sharing and the social enterprise Repositive to accelerate data sharing for genomics research. Repositive built the Cancer Model Platform and international network of providers and biopharma partners to compile the world’s largest directory of cancer models respecting the industry need for privacy, data governance and IP protection.
Building Unfold Research (https://unfoldresearch.com), a place for Open Science. Doing research in computation, complexity, AGI, qualia. Senior web dev, ex 3d gfx.
Sydette Harry is a researcher, writer and strategist concentration on mass communications, informational health, people centered technology .Currently she is working on how race,tech and gender intersect to influence and create modern informational,performance, and civic economies especially around Black and immigrant women.
I'm co-founder and CTO at Laws.Africa, a non-profit organisation that digitises African legal information for public use. We're rebuilding the capacity of African governments to manage their own legislation and provide free access to African law. Previously, I oversaw the technical direction of OpenUp, civic technology and open data organisation. Before that, I spent six years with Amazon Web Services building EC2. I have an MSc in Computer Science from UBC, Canada.
An electronics engineer by education, Gayatri has been working primarily towards building Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), a non profit focused on using STEM to build leadership skills and avenues for adolescent girls and young women, since 2007. Her key interest today is in supporting emergence of young women social enterprises using STEM innovation and 21st century technology to solve local problems in disadvataged and isolated communities.
Flávia is passionate about life, writing, the ocean, and being part of societal evolution towards regenerative cultures. She is currently A) a Community Builder of a non-convertible social currency project called Muda, B) a Social Entrepreneur part of the Core Management Team at Educar+, an educational NGO at a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and C) prototyping Holoptic - a social experiment around global collective intelligence. @mudaoutraseconomias @projeto.educar.mais
Am Elizabeth Nadunga and a Human Rights advocate by profession but so moved to start up a ready my story foundation Uganda to help support young mothers by broadcasting their stories and experience, give them hope, financial support and skills that will help them advance their state of living and overcome the trauma from their worst past experiences like rape, defilement, incest among others.
I look for ways to optimise amplification of positive social change. That often means technology but sometimes it's just applying open source principles horizontally, to new fields like law reform.
My work passions include:
Open Source Medical Devices
My name is Muwebwa Solomon Eltonjim, 25 years old, Ugandan and computer engineer by profession. Currently am working for white mare technology as a software developer, i also part time as assistant lecturer at Makerere university. working as a developer has exposed my vision that I can develop software and mobile apps that can change the world making people's lives easy. I am also the founder of uzimbee online hardware store. (www.tuzimbee.com)
Open source enthusiast
Joseph is deeply committed to the evidence driven development and adoption of affordable, high quality open source, digital health solutions. He is an open source pioneer in digital health co-founding OSHCA in 1998, the first global open source community of practice,and WorldVistA non-profit in 2002. His career and accomplishments span creating digital health strategy, policy and plans, to software development, implementation, and capacity building in LMICs and beyond.
Global Forum 4 Literacy is an NPO offering free digital and mobile downloads of resources ,mentoring and coaching to pre-and in - service teachers, writers and students. We are a UNESCO Lab 2030 project under the Creative Cities Network. We also provide resources for home and remote learning and teaching. 9ur resources are downloaded 110 different countries.
Charles is an Industrial Designer who is passionate about creating design solutions for social needs. He’s also adept at transforming his designs into prototypes and fabricating products manually or digitally. He has been a network of 35 FabLabs in the Philippines (Fablab PH) As the Philippine Innovation Lead for Field Ready, he is exploring the opportunities in mobilizing FabLabPH’s capabilities for Humanitarian Aid. He is also part of a Social Enterprise that offers sustainable alternatives.
Dr. Bobbi Kurshan supports the growth of new education companies and develops innovative software products. She currently is a Sr Fellow & Innovation Advisor at the GSE at Penn, where she builds and advises education ecosystems for researchers, teachers, investors & entrepreneurs. As President of ECC she provides consulting in the areas of edtech & innovation. Currently serves on the board APEI, Tulane Engineering & Science, & Spoonread.
I'm a Journalism graduate working as communications manager for a Wikimedia affiliate in Brazil. I also served in a philanthropic institution that supports migrants and refugees. In 2018, I was a fellow at the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for the Neuromathematics (CEPID NeuroMat) and I was one of the recipients of the Shuttleworth Flash Grant in 2020. My academic production lies in the Computational Journalism, Digital Humanities and Gender & Technology fields. Let's talk! :)