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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!
Ocean Robotics, Citizen Science, Maker Education, Design, Community Building
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.
"Nnenna from the internet" is the voice for systemic policy changes for development through open technology. She champions meaningful internet access, open data, open government, and the open web, bringing together local and international stakeholders to advance the digital cooperation agenda. She is acknowledged as one of the "World's Most 100 Influential People in Digital Govt, one of "Africa's 50th Digital Personalities" and NewMag's 100 Most influential Africans of 2021.
I've worked on wifi since before it was called wifi.
Madre que busca a su hija, a su hermano y a tres sobrinos desaparecidos en CD Mante Tamaulipas el 14 de agosto del 2012, desde entonces la busqueda de miles de desaparecidos en el estado y en todo el país ha sido mi Misión.
Ifat Gazia is a Kashmiri podcaster, filmmaker and a PhD scholar. She is currently doing her doctorate in communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work is at the intersection of technology and social justice.
Open practitioner, philanthropic thinker, apprentice coach
South Sudanese refugee in Uganda, Founder and Executive Director of Community Creativity For Development(CC4D) a Refugee Youth led non-profit community based organization based in Rhino Camp refugee settlement in Uganda, I'm also a Fixer, ICT mentor and Advocate for environmental protection through repair & reuse of electronics.
I'm a physician and 3D printing pioneer who uses cutting-edge technology to deliver healthcare solutions across diverse environments, from outer space to remote communities with limited access to resources.
Shuttleworth Fellowship alumnus and Founder of Digify Africa, a pan-African social enterprise helping young people build livelihoods in the digital economy.
Research on Food microbial biotechnology.
Civil Society Engineer: Fixing what's broken for the humans from the bottom up. Interests:
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Sean Jacobs is founder and editor of Africa is a Country, a site of criticism, analysis and new writing. He is also associate professor of international affairs at The New School. He is a Shuttleworth Fellow (2019-2022)
Founder/Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma - Capacity-building, advocacy & strategic initiatives focused on (themes) Business & Human Rights, Atrocity Prevention, Women Rights & Leadership (geo) Burma/Myanmar, Southeast Asia. Began fulltime work in 1981 - crime reporter, journalism, student organizer, human rights campaigner, education, policy analyst, caterer, government adviser in Malaysia, Australia and Thailand.
Darrah Blackwater is from Farmington, NM and is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, where she earned her law degree studying Indigenous law and telecommunications law. She spent a year of law school working on tribal issues in Washington D.C.. She has assisted in building multiple community broadband networks in Indigenous communities, and her main research topic is spectrum sovereignty for Native Nations.
Returned to South Africa from USA to start teaching youth robotics. Got a falsh grant from Shuttleworth Foundation and joined University of Johannesburg TechnoLab [2015-2018]. Taught youth robotics, many of whom are now graduated as software engineers, etc. Started a successful robotics competition while at UJ. After programme was cancelled at University of Johannesburg joined a leading South African engineering company where he is still dreaming about teaching youth robotics and having a competition again.
I am Bonaventure Dossou, a 2nd-year Master's Student at Jacobs's University Bremen. I am a Drug Discovery Research Intern at Mila, Pharma Technical Analyst at Roche Canada, and Graduate Student Researcher at Google AI. I am the creator of FFRTranslate (A Neural Machine Translation for Fon), co-creator of Okwugbe (a python library to build ASR techniques for low-resourced languages), co-founder of Lanfrica and NeverGivApp
Earthling-lover of nature and crazy adventures. I am a Policy Entrepreneur working at the intersection of tech and policy as it pertains to climate change and development. My area of expertise how to help policymakers make better decisions and I'm really into GovTech, CivicTech, and RegTech
Hi there! I'm Stephen, a 27-yr old Instructional Designer & Product Design Engineer. Since 2019, I've been assisting Glia, a Canadian organization that employs open-source design to develop 3D printed medical devices. As part of my grant, I'll be building out a content library around FreeCAD, an open-source CAD package, to help participants design.
When I'm not in front of my computer, I'm usually getting lost somewhere traveling, experimenting with cooking in the kitchen, in a book, or on my bike.
Jonathan is a multidisciplinary designer and architect, working between the built environment, digital fabrication with a particular focus on rural contexts and bioregions. He has worked in international cooperation and sustainable development with UNESCO and UNHABITAT, founded the Green Fab Lab at Valldaura Labs, IAAC Campus in Barcelona in 2013 and founded ‘Open Source Beehives’ in 2015. He is currently the Project Manager of an EU Horizon 2020 program that develops tools for Climate Resilient Agriculture.
Fernando “Nano” Castro is a digital artisan from Mendoza (Argentina) working at the interface between scientific/tech communities and local communities that need to improve production practices or monitor the environment. Partner of Coop Ayllú, a cooperative that manages a small farm to produce food and beverages. Nano has given several open source scientific tools workshops as a facilitator in Chile and Argentina. Currently working on establishing an Open Agroecology Lab for soil and food research.
Silvia is a partner and director of Arkhum, a non-profit consultancy that works for education, science and technology. She in love with knowledge, discovery and exploration in all its forms. She is an aunt, friend and companion of two naughty kittens.
I am daughter of illiterate Dalit parents. Now working as Lecturer in Law and Social,Dalit activist.Coordinator of she point at Ghazhipur border for Farmer protest. Always trying yo coordinate women's organisations and activists.Facing serious threat from extreme organisations. Supreme court of India awarded police protection because of serious threat. Wish to work for humanity. Used my grant for establishing a space for women. I was attacked recently by sangh parivar in the name of shabarimala.I am not scared
Hydrogeologist who love to draw anything
I am a physicist with a background in nanotechnology, and a passion for citizen science. Over nearly two decades, I have managed the development of a series of online citizen science projects in a wide range of research fields, starting with the launch of LHC@home in 2004 while I was a working at CERN. With the help of a Shuttleworth Fellowship, I established a partnership for citizen science with CERN and the UN, now called Citizen Cyberlab, which I currently manage at the University of Geneva.
Monique Verdin is an interdisciplinary storyteller who documents the complex relationship between environment, culture, and climate in southeast Louisiana. She is a citizen of the Houma Nation, director of The Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange and a member of the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, working to envision just economies, vibrant communities, and sustainable ecologies. Monique is supporting the Okla Hina Ikhish Hola (People of the Sacred Medicine Trail), a network of indigenous gardeners, as the
Journalist, educator and researcher in open education and digital rights. Founder and director of Educadigital Institute, researcher for UNESCO Chamber on Distance Education at Brasília University, doctoral candidate in Languages and Technologies at University of Campinas, professor of the post-graduate course Integral Formation of Educators at the Singularidades Institute, invited professor at Fiocruz and design thinking facilitator in schools and other educational institutions.
Full-time professor-researcher at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) of Mexico. She holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. And she holds a BA in Computer Engineering, UAEM. She’s part of the founding team of the Scientific Information System Redalyc.org where she is the current Executive Director. Dr Becerril is founder and president of AmeliCA Conocimiento Abierto S.C. She’s co-founder of Red Mexicana
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.
Trained in Switzerland and in Scandinavia, Dr. David-Z. Issom is a patient-researcher, specialized in health informatics and in global health. He is passionate about open innovation to reduce social inequalities. As a key opinion leader, David advises various digital health start-ups and biotech companies to help them accelerate healthcare transformation. As well, he is a founding member and director of Research at the European Sickle Cell Federation, and co-leads the Swiss Sickle Cell Patient Association.
Cecilia Mwende Maundu, is a broadcast journalist based in Nairobi Kenya. She is also a specialist in holistic digital security training, with experience training women journalists, and human rights defenders. She is also a User experience expert (UX) and researcher, leads training on collecting feedback, and evaluates how effective online security tools are. All this in creating a holistic approach to digital security.
Growing up, I always wished to use my art to make a difference in my environment. Even as a child, I would make drawings and paste them on walls and shelves and people complimented my art. My "920 Project" has enabled me add color and life on dilapidated walls around me and across Africa which has inspired children and adults to be more creative and to also reach out to humanity. My "920 Project" is funded by earnings from my mural commissions, crowdfunding, angel investors and seed capital funding.
Transhackfeminist. I have a degree in Biology and a postgraduate degree in aquatic ecology and a specialization in geamatics. I enjoy working on mapping, R and digital security. I am currently part of Tecnicas Rudas and the ADA collective.
Katya is a researcher working to democratize public technology and data systems. She's currently a Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She's also a community organizer for anti-surveillance and abolition in her hometown of Houston, Texas.
I'm a behavioral scientist turned social entrepreneur advocating for the wellbeing of the next generation of humans.
Designer Julie Legault crafts complex technologies into accessible experiences for the general public. Julie is the founder and CEO of M.I.T. spin-off Amino Labs, the company pioneering safe and friendly biotechnology in the home and school.
I started my career developing a telecommunications platform for the UK gov and an LMS that Google took on. 10 years back I made a change, let's work to make the world more awesome. Since then I've developed a Google maps for learning, a Doing map for open projects, a Brain-controlled exoskeleton for paralyzed kids, and now a super cool "Proof of learning" tool that takes my work on the learning and doing map and removes the need for any middlemen or institutions that lie between a learner and their teacher.
Dylan Valley is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator who views film as a liberatory tool. He is currently a Lecturer at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, and a PhD student in media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 2013 he received a Pulitzer Fellowship from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, where he received his Masters in Specialized Journalism. He is on the editorial board of Africa is a Country.
Fernanda Campagnucci is the Executive Director of Open Knowledge Brazil. She is a former member of the public management career at São Paulo City Hall and, from 2013 to 2019, implemented policies related to transparency, innovation, open government and digital transformation in the city. Served as Head of Integrity at the Comptroller General’s Office and led the Open Government and Digital Transformation Initiative at the Education Department – Pátio Digital.
My name is James Kirika from Kenya, I was born and raised in Laini Saba Kibera and that is where I currently reside, I am a Weather Mtaani Leader under the DARAJA Project and my role is to translate weekly weather forecast and warnings from the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) into Kiswahili and sheng and summarize as SMS with advices, I share it with other leaders and community members, I also mobilize members of my community e.g. Neighbours and organize clean-ups so as to clear the drainages especi
Robert Schnüll attempts to demystify capitalist information technologies. He advocates a shift towards attributable, hierarchy-free and climate-just futures that result in a digitally emancipated society.
His current research evolves around the nexus of digital-physical spaces. Together with his research team medienhaus/ he investigates and prototypes networks of decentralised, autonomous and federatable communities.
He holds a research and teaching position at Berlin University of the Arts.
Liz Barry designs on/offline collaborative cultures for the emergence of collective intelligence. She cofounded Public Lab, TreeKIT, and Talk To Me (NYC), and is a founding board member of the Computational Democracy Project. She is an advisor to Extinction Rebellion’s Future Democracy Hub, and a nobody with g0v.tw.
Diarmaid leads the patient campaign organisation Just Treatment, organising grassroots power to ensure health always comes before profit. He has over ten years experience in global health, HIV, and access to medicines campaign & policy work.
Danielle, known to us as Dani, is the director of Arise Family & a trained social worker with a Masters in Social Policy and Management from UCT who has over 10 years experience working with children and families on the Cape Flats. She’s worked in corporate in the field of change management, lectured and been involved in community projects. Dani has won numerous awards for her work in innovation with the work of mental health and strengthening families.
Demanding digital commons, online privacy and internet freedom ✊!
Luis holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the California State University (USA) and in Medicine from IUCS, Buenos Aires (Argentina). He holds a Master's in Genomics and Medical Genetics from the University of Granada (Spain). Social and animal rights activist, Luis founded GNU Solidario, an non-profit focused on Social Medicine. He is the author of GNU Health, the libre digital health ecosystem.
Star dust with consciousness. Promoting Anti-kyriarchy, research products on Open Science, Open Scholarship, biological clocks, sleep, and brains.
Jessie is researching how to design enticing technologies that support us all to learn about calls of the wild through exploring audio recording. What game-changing luck to meet Alasdair Davies through this work and receive a Flash Grant! Additionally, she works with groups looking to engage their communities with nature for fun, scientific research, and conservation, often in her capacity as an Australian Citizen Science Association International Liaison and consultant.
Right now working for a food company as a chief information officer. I have a restless exploratory mind. Avid apetite for learning new things. Strong attitude to collaborate and share what I know. Love to create value for the community. Now starting a foundation for Elders in the rural zones, in order to generate more inclusion and help them to be productive.
Training Director@ Beautiful Trouble. Contributor to Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South; We Are Many, Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation. Author: Education & Training in Nonviolent Resistance ; From Airtable to Zoom: An A-to-Z Guide to Digital Tech and Activism 2021; co-author: SNAP:An Action Guide to Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding. Columnist @ WagingNonviolence “The Arts of Protest.”
A chemist passionate about making scientific knowledge available to everyone.
With over 20 years’ experience in organisational development and social change, Carly is now exploring how dance, creativity and other somatic practices can be used for re-storying and healing the trauma and loss that is carried in the body. She is currently working on context-specific mental health interventions for young people in South Africa. She is the founder and former Director of Mamelani Projects. Social Worker, Expressive Movement Facilitator and visual artist with MA in Reflective Social Practice.
ran a couple of non-profits, a fintech start-up and was a banker for 15 years. Now building a network of related communities to support enviro work, anti-nuclear work, alt energies and circular systems.
biomedical scientist working with open bioknowledge engineering
Software architect by day, Digital Humanist by night. I am working on trying to help DH get out of the silos it lives in.
I am heading a Morevna Project animation studio, which adopts open-source principles and values in animation production.
I am fascinated by Community Science as a tool to tackle environmental health challenges. I have worked across tech, public health and education. I currently manage Just One Giant Lab activities in Africa, and also lead Global Lab Network in Ghana.
Scientist turned biohacker turned social entrepreneur. Cofounder and President of JOGL (Just One Giant Lab). Building the open source infrastructure for community science and innovation to thrive.