People

Project Leads & Presenters

Alex Randaccio
Technical Director, RadicalxChange Foundation

Alex leverages an interdisciplinary background in software development and political theory to build out and advance RadicalxChange projects. Alex proudly hails from Buffalo, New York.

Alex Poor
PhD Candidate, Auckland University of Technology

Hi! I'm Alex and I'm a PhD student at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. I'm a policy wonk, a FOSS zealot and more recently a member of the Holochain community. 

In my day job I manage a team of data engineers and analysts at a primary healthcare non-profit based in the central North Island. We look after a really wide range of data for ~500,000 people -- ranging from drug prescriptions, how much they weigh and what their cholesterol level is, to whether their kids have had a dental check or been immunised on time. 

My PhD research is arguing that ownership of data, via centralisation, enables the narrative around people's wellbeing to be controlled and manipulated; for very real inequalities to be embedded and deprioritised. Decentralisation offers us a way out of that, where marginalised groups and communities can take ownership of their own data and finally start to authentically tell their own story and, ultimately, influence policy in a way that truly recognises them.

Alexander Cobleigh
Scuttlebutt, Cabal, Independent

Alexander Cobleigh is a crowdfunded independent researcher and engineer. His current focus is on combining usability with peer-to-peer applications and ideas, where the intent of that work is to create easy-to-use, sustainable infrastructure + tools for people and their communities. During 2019-2020, he researched and proposed a subjective moderation system, TrustNet, for his Master’s thesis.

Alice Yuan Zhang
Media artist, researcher, educator

Alice Yuan Zhang (b. Dalian, China) is a media artist, researcher, and educator currently living between Berlin and Los Angeles. Her transdisciplinary practice operates on cyclical and intergenerational time. Along the peripheries of imperialist imagination, she examines technology through the lenses of ancestral remembering, interspecies pedagogy, and networked solidarity. In her current year-long research, she seeks to unravel the geopolitics of digital infrastructure through grief. Alice is a recent research resident at 0x Salon, founding steward of virtual care lab, and 2020-21 resident artist at CultureHub. She has taught Media Studies for Performance at Sarah Lawrence College, facilitated the Digital Matterealities study group at NAVEL LA, and hosted other participatory learning engagements across major academic and cultural institutions as well as grassroots community spaces.

Alicia Urquidi Díaz
Librarian, Scholars GeoPortal

Alicia believes that free and equal access to information and knowledge are fundamental. She believes that a decentralized web (DWeb) that is based on open technologies, designed by a global community of collaborators, for the needs of real individuals, will go a long way to achieving broader, more equitable access to the world's knowledge assets.

Between 2019 and 2022, Alicia supported World Data System (WDS) repositories' implementations of open metadata standards and protocols, with the goal of making research data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). In early 2022, Alicia moved from Victoria, BC to Toronto, ON to work as a Metadata & Data Services Librarian at Scholars GeoPortal, a geospatial data portal hosted at the University of Toronto Libraries. 

Alicia has a background in academic teaching and research, and library studies, with a PhD in Romance Philology (Romanistik) from the University of Bamberg, and a recent MLIS from the University of British Columbia. 

In her free time, Alicia likes to knit and sew, sing, run, read non-fiction (ahem dictionaries), and play board games that don’t involve (too much) strategy.

Amelia Winger-Bearskin
Healing Waters, Digital Worlds Institute, UF

Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist who innovates with artificial intelligence in ways that make a positive impact on our community and the environment. She is a Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Arts, at the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. She is the inventor of Honor Native Sky, a project for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Land Initiative. She founded Wampum.Codes which is both an award-winning podcast and an ethical framework for software development based on indigenous values of co-creation. Wampum.codes was awarded a Mozilla Fellowship embedded at the MIT Co-Creation Studio from 2019-2020 and was featured at the 2021 imagineNative festival. She continued her research in 2021 at Stanford University as their artist and technologist in residence made possible by the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF).


In 2019 she was a delegate at the Summit on Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion for His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama, at his World Headquarters in Dharmsala India. In 2018 she was awarded a MacArthur/Sundance Institute fellowship for her 360 video immersive installation in collaboration with the artist Wendy Red Star (supported by the Google JUMP Creator program). The non-profit she founded IDEA New Rochelle, in partnership with the New Rochelle Mayor’s Office, won the 2018 $1 Million Dollar Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge for their VR/AR Citizen toolkit to help the community co-design their city. In 2018 she was awarded the 100k Alternative Realities Prize for her Virtual Reality Project from Engadget and Verizon Media. Amelia is the founder of the stupidhackathon.com.


Amelia is Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma.
 

Amy Zhang
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Amy X. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington's Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, where she leads the Social Futures Lab. Her research is focused on designing and building new social and collaborative systems to empower people and improve society. Amy's research has received awards at top computing venues such as ACM CHI and CSCW, and her Ph.D. thesis won the MIT George Sprowls Award for Best Thesis in Computer Science. She has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Anti-Defamation League, the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, Google, Meta, NSF, and the Gates Foundation. She has mentored over 30 students across MIT, Stanford, and UW that have gone on to industry jobs (e.g., Twitter, Figma, Google) and top Ph.D. programs (Michigan, CMU). She has also conducted research at companies such as AI2, Microsoft Research, and Google. Amy holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.

Ana Jamborcic
product strategist and co-founder, Socialroots.io

Ana is driven by systemic problems and focused on product software development, product strategy, and organizational design.
At Socialroots she guides product direction with a steady eye on the intersection of business value and approaches to complex social problems that are innovative, applied, useful, usable, collaborative, sensible, and more.

 

Socialroots.io 

Anastasia Uglova
Independent, Lighthouse

In addition to her work as a privacy educator in crypto, Anastasia leads communications and ecosystem development at Lighthouse, the open metaverse navigation engine. She's held communications and business roles at NBC, NPR, and Notion, and recently earned her M.S. in infosec at UT Austin, where her research focused on privacy, identity, and interoperability standards for blockchains and the metaverse.

Andrew Chou
Senior Frontend Developer, Digital Democracy

Andrew is a software developer, open web enthusiast, and digital explorer currently based in New York City. He loves to venture into the various corners of the internet and the diversity of programming always captures his curiosity. Most of his experience is in web development - primarily with front-end technologies - but other technological interests include geospatial applications, local-first technologies, and programming language theory. He currently spends his days building technology founded on decentralized principles with Digital Democracy and Manyverse. You can further explore his digital presence at his personal website.

Andy Tudhope
Lover, Kernel

A human being in love.

Angela Corpus
Director of Media and Partnerships, RadicalxChange Foundation

G. Angela Corpus is the Director of Media and Partnerships at the RadicalxChange Foundation. Her focus is to create community, organize, and empower others through activism, media, and event production. She has a background in digital publishing, advertising, and the non-profit world. She spent over a decade playing senior club rugby for NYC Village Lions RFC. You can find her somewhere between NYC, Seattle, and Mexico City. Her pronouns are she/her. She is a middle child.

Anna Tumadottir
COO, Creative Commons

Anna Tumadóttir is COO at Creative Commons. Anna joined Creative Commons in September 2019 as Director of Product to lead the organization's work on CC Search. She now oversees operations, revenue, and strategic partnerships. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Macalester College and a master’s in strategic management from the University of Iceland.
 

Arkadiy Kukarkin
Decentralized Tech Lead, Internet Archive

Arkadiy has worked on creating sustainable communities on the web for the past decade. He is currently the Decentralized Tech lead at the Internet Archive and has served as  Collaborations Coordinator with Protocol Labs and advisor to Ampled, an artist support co-operative. Previously, he was the CTO at Mediachain Labs (acquired by Spotify in spring 2017) and worked on The Hype Machine, an influential music blog aggregator.

 

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Asha Veeraswamy
Fellow, Healing Waters

Creative technologist, entrepreneur, & new media artist, who leverages digital sovereignty to produce positive social and economic outcomes. Her work creating shared virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences, has been supported by A+E Networks, Time Inc. and Oculus, Bose Corp., MIT Open Documentary Lab, Mozilla Foundation Wampum.codes, and ImagineNATIVE. Veeraswamy currently works to give people ownership of their data through the distribution of hyperlocal data sites that are Web 3.0 forward.

B Cavello
Aspen Institute, Director of Emerging Technologies

B is an aspiring-polymath and problematic feminist working to better this world. B currently serves as Director of Emerging Technologies at the Aspen Institute where they lead meaningful conversations on responsible stewardship of technology including digital identity, artificial intelligence, decentralized tech, and more. Previously B held roles with the U.S. Senate. Partnership on Al. IBM Watson, and Exploding Kittens.

Barry Threw
Gray Area

Barry Threw cultivates forward-looking, impactful, boundary-blurring projects engaging culture and technology. He is currently Executive Director with Gray Area, a San Francisco based interdisciplinary hub applying creative action for social transformation. His career has spanned collaborations as an executive, curator, technologist, designer, community organizer, cultural producer, and strategist. His previous leadership positions have generated innovative & influential platforms, products, teams, and businesses spanning art, music, internet, built environment, and experiential & immersive media. He was Director of Software with Obscura Digital, a San Francisco-based creative technology studio specializing in the design and execution of immersive and interactive experiences worldwide. He also played a key role in developing and operating the Vatican Arts and Technology Council, a non-denominational external advisory body for the Vatican, which advanced Pope Francis's goals of environmental stewardship, humanitarian compassion, and spreading experiences of spirituality worldwide through an experimental art and technology lab. He is increasingly sure that integral approaches combining art, technology, and the humanities are necessary for economic, social, and ecological regeneration. 

Ben Kreith
Del Sol Quartet

Benjamin Kreith joined Del Sol Quartet in 2015, returning to his native Northern California where he continues to focus on collaborative music-making that brings new works to life. Ben has given recitals in New York, Rome and Madrid and premiered solo compositions at the Strasbourg and Marseille Festivals. His solo recordings are released on the Accord/Universal and Stradivarius labels. For several years he served as concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony while playing in the Montana-based Cascade Quartet. Ben helped to start an influential new-music ensemble in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and he is an active participant in the Bay Area collective sfSound. Outside of the concert hall, Ben has been lucky to share five trips with Grand Canyon violinist Steve Bryant, paddling and playing string quartets in the side canyons and caverns of the Colorado River. Ben studied principally with Jorja Fleezanis, Lorand Fenyves, and Malcolm Lowe and was also deeply influenced by Louis Krasner’s coaching. He has taught at the Escola de Música de Barcelona and served as artist-in-residence at UC Davis.
 

Benedict Lau
Co-founding Member, Hypha Worker Co-operative

Benedict Lau is an engineer of distributed systems, mesh networks, and collectively-governed infrastructures. He is a Co-founding Member of Hypha Worker Co-operative and Distributed Press, and CTO of Starling Lab for Data Integrity.

 

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Benjamin Goering (bengo)
protocol.ai

Ben is a programmer, web devops, and protocol engineer who has studied decentralized social networking for 15 years. After blogging and podcasting with RSS as a kid, he later learned about standards development by volunteering in the W3C SocialWG that produced ActivityPub, WebMention, Linked Data Notifications, WebSub, and more. Nowadays you can use these protocols using any of a handful of open source apps like https://mastodon.social/@bengo . For the last couple years I've been studying cryptography more, matrix.org, ssb, DIDs, DLTs, DHTs. Recently at Protocol Labs, I've been learning more libp2p, ipld, ucans (all the jargon). Talk to me about e2ee-activitypub-over-zcaps-over-didcomm-over-libp2p to power safe social media that could work in the redwoods when the internet goes out.

Benson Tilya
Save Africa's Nature

Benson Tilya was born and raised in the northern part of Tanzania at Arusha, of the Chagga people, a prominent tribe in the Kilimanjaro region. Since early childhood Benson has been fascinated with plant-life, thus, spending his time in conservation activities of the fauna of his homeland comes naturally. His commitment to the living environment and his expertise in botany makes him especially suited for conservation management at Save Africa’s Nature (SANA) in Tanzania. His assistance has been instrumental in the encouragement, support and monitoring of SANA projects in Saadani National Park villages; engaged in conservation activities such as seed banking, greenhouse management and restoration of the forest corridor via tree-planting projects. 

After graduating from the University of Dar-Es-Salaam with a bachelors in biology, he has been committing his time to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots community action program, where, under his care, thousands of trees have been planted for reforestation in 50 hectares of land provided by the Tanzanian Forest Agency. Through Roots & Shoots, he promotes weekly activities where thousands of school clubs from all over Tanzania participate in rejuvenation and maintenance of the natural environment through tree-planting, clean-up events and community work. 

Benson stands on the thesis that technology and nature don’t have to act as antagonists; that the science behind digital technology can and should work in tandem with the respect for the natural world to subvert deforestation and promote long-term environmentally conscientious solutions. For instance, decentralized web technology can provide security while empowering local communities via unrestricted communication and free exchanges of ideas and information.  

He believes that building a generation of people who take pride in their natural and cultural resources, with practices built on participatory approaches to appraisals, training, research and planning, will provide the means for long-term sustainability in biodiversity and forest conservation.

Bogdana Rakova
Senior Trustworthy AI Fellow, Mozilla Foundation

As a Senior Trustworthy AI fellow at Mozilla, Bogdana (Bobi) is working at the intersection of people, trust, transparency, accountability, environmental justice, and technology, specifically exploring new kinds of social, legal, and computational agreements that enable improved consent and contestability in the context of our interactions with algorithmic systems. Previously, she was a research manager at Accenture’s Responsible AI team where she led consumer AI impact assessment projects across multiple industries. She was a mentor at the Assembly Ethics and Governance of AI program led by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and MIT Media Lab. Bogdana held fellowships with Partnership on AI and the Amplified Partners venture fund. Previously she co-founded a company in the intersection of AI and the manufacturing space and spent more than four years in research and innovation labs in Silicon Valley including Samsung Research America and Singularity University, where she worked on building AI models. Influenced by her early life in post-communist Bulgaria, Bogdana is investigating the role of AI in strengthening civil society and democracy.

Brad DeGraf
NooNet

Brad deGraf ​​has forty years experience in the design and development of state of the art software systems, from military training systems to high-end computer animation to internet-powered social software. From 2009 to 2016, Brad was co-founder and CEO of​ ​Sociative, best-of-breed in social news. Sociative’s focus was applying Smartocracy​,​ a concept and algorithm for meritocratic collective decision-making using social graphs, which he conceived in 2005, long before ​​liquid democracy ​​was a thing (​​whitepaper​ ​. Sociative was​ ​acquired by EdCast​ ​in 2017, later acquired by Cornerstone in 2022. From 1980 to 2000, Brad was an acknowledged pioneer in computer animation in the entertainment industry, particularly in the areas of real-time characters, ride films, and the Web. In 2000, Wired called Brad "​​an icon​ ​in the world of 3D animation.” In the early ‘00s, he worked at the Internet Archive, where he contributed to the early days of the Moving Image Archive and got a grant from the World Bank for an Internet Bookmobile in Uganda. Prior to his computer career, he studied sculpture and architecture at Princeton, earned a BA in Mathematics from UC San Diego, and spent five years​ ​building custom furniture​​.

brandon king
Executive, Resonate Co-op

brandon king (all lower-case)* has years of experience and insight as a cultural creative (dj, multi-media, visual and sound artist), community organizer and cooperative developer. he is also a founding member of Cooperation Jackson, a cooperative network in Jackson Mississippi, as well as a Peer Advisor with the US Federation of Worker Coops.

brandon currently serves as Executive for Resonate Coop, an international, open-source, music streaming platform and cooperative that’s co-owned and democratically managed by the artists, developers, listeners and workers who build and use the platform. You can check out our Community Forum to have a sense of how our cooperative operates.

This summer, brandon will also be attending the School of Making and Thinking’s IMMERSION 4.0: VR 360° Video Creation Lab, Summer Residency Program, in partnership with Cucalorus Film Festival. through this residency, he’ll become more acquainted with virtual reality (VR) and have the opportunity to develop and execute an immersive media project with production support and technical assistance from collaborators and residency coordinators.

This fall, brandon is beginning a Masters in Fine Arts MFA Studio Art Graduate Program at CUNY Queens College focusing on Social Practice Art and Art Installation.

Brewster Kahle
Founder, Internet Archive

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker. In 1989, Kahle created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 90+ petabytes of data - the books, Web pages, music, television, and software that form our cultural heritage, working with more than 1000 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.

He first called builders to "Lock the Web Open" using decentralized technologies in 2015, and continues to write about, experiment, cajole, and cheer on those creating decentralized systems we can trust.

 

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Calum Bowden
Member, Black Swan

Calum Bowden collaborates on stories, worlds, and platforms that reconnect the cultural with the technological, economical, political and ecological. He co-founded Trust and Black Swan.

Trust is a network of utopian conspirators, a sandbox for creative, technical and critical projects, and site of experimentation for new ways of learning together; a hybrid online (Discord) and physical space (Berlin) for inquiry into emerging social and political phenomena through the lenses of aesthetic, narrative, game, technical, climate and design research. Since 2018, Trust has developed a public programme that includes lectures, installations, residency programmes, reading groups, working groups, live-streamed participatory events, and online resources. Trust incubates open source projects that build a creative culture of the commons, including: Moving Castles, Millieu, and Black Swan’s Cygnet.

Black Swan is a Berlin-based collective pursuing horizontal and decentralized approaches to the traditional art world templates for art making. Through peer support, artist-led funding and community organizing, they place resources into the hands of the users rather than the gatekeepers of the arts. Black Swan is developing digital toolkits for artists through a methodology that puts play at the center. Existing communities of creative practitioners are invited to test and experiment with forms of interaction, modes of organization, and sustainable economic models in role-playing events, working groups, and hackathons. Through play, Black Swan is building an open-source and interoperable protocol for artistic communes, which will enable collaborative institutional forms and allow for a redefinition of what art can be.

Carol Xu
Co-founding Steward, The Present of Work

Being a former academic researcher of management science, Carol has always been fascinated with new ways of organizing people and resources (such as self-organizing, Decentralized Autonomous Organization, sociocracy, Deliberately Developmental Organization) that empower creativity, resilience, and transparency. Carol designs and hosts social spaces and innovative "sandboxes" that integrate contemplative, creative, and strategic elements into learning for organizational leaders, community stewards, and purpose-driven individuals. Carol holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. She loves going on (in-person or virtual) hikes and connecting with people from all walks of life. For more, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/jiacarolxu/

Catherine Stihler
CEO, Creative Commons

Catherine Stihler, OBE FRSE is the CEO of Creative Commons. She has been an international champion for openness as a legislator and practitioner for over 20 years. She was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Scotland in 1999, a post which she held until 2019. While serving as an MEP, Catherine was also elected to serve as the 52nd Rector of the University of St Andrews between 2014 and 2017, and was the first elected Senior Lay Member, chairing the university governing body (University Court) from 2019 to 2022 In 2018 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her service to the university and in 2019 the Queen recognised Catherine’s public service by awarding her an OBE. Catherine spent 18 months transforming the Open Knowledge Foundation, before joining Creative Commons as CEO in August 2020. In 2022, Catherine was elected to the national academy of Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Charles Lehner
Software Engineer, Spruce Systems, Inc.; Secure Scuttlebutt contributor

Charles E. Lehner (~cel) works on free/libre/open-source decentralization technology.

As a software engineer at Spruce, Charles is working on DIDKit, a cross-platform decentralized identity toolkit with a core library written in Rust.

Charles participates in standardization at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - in the Verifiable Credentials Working Group (VCWG), Decentralized Identifiers Working Group (DID WG), and Credentials Community Group (CCG). He also participates in the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and Internet Identity Workshop (IIW). Charles is a Associate Member of the Free Software Foundation, Associate Member of IEEE (Northeastern USA / Long Island section), and Individual Member of IDPro.

Charles is active on the Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) network as a contributor and community member. He developed and maintains SSB applications such as git-ssb, ssb-npm and patchfoo.

Charles is excited to be able to help out at this DWeb Camp. He was extremely fortunate to have attended the previous DWeb Camp (2019) and Decentralized Web Summits (2016, 2018). He also attended Funding the Commons Summit (June 2022 / New York, NY).

Charles graduated from University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) with a BSc. in Computer Science, Class of 2015. In 2013 he was a hackNY fellow at ChatID (New York, NY).

Charles also participates in community theatre, at North Fork Community Theatre (Mattituck, NY) and Northeast Stage (Greenport, NY).

SSB ID: @f/6sQ6d2CMxRUhLpspgGIulDxDCwYD7DzFzPNr7u5AU=.ed25519

Personal Website

W3C Wiki User Page

 

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Charlton Lee
Del Sol Quartet

As the founding member of the Del Sol String Quartet, violist Charlton Lee has brought his colorful curiosity and infectious groove to the stage for almost three decades, contributing significantly to the development of the contemporary string quartet, its repertoire, and place in our community. He has premiered hundreds of new works at venues including the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, and the Santa Fe Opera. He has spearheaded the commissioning of major works from composers including Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Chinary Ung, and Gabriela Lena Frank. As Artistic Director of the quartet’s non-profit organization (Del Sol Performing Arts Organization), Lee has led the group to become recognized as a “vigorous champion of living composers,” focusing on music that reflects our community. Major upcoming projects include “Your Wall is Our Canvas: The Angel Island Project,” a reflection on immigration and discrimination in the history of San Francisco’s Angel Island, and “Karuna Supreme,” an immersive collaboration with North Indian musicians.

A sought-after educator, chamber coach and jurist, he has also performed music for award winning feature and documentary films and collaborated with various dance companies, including Stephen Pelton, Benjamin Levy, and Garrett/Moulton. Especially passionate about just intonation, Charlton draws on his math & science background to popularize these concepts with new audiences, most recently through the first San Francisco just intonation festival and a TED-X talk.

Charlton received a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Consequently, he is likely the only person to have published articles in both Physics Review Letters and Strings Magazine. Outside the quartet, he is a 20th generation disciple of martial art Chen Taiji, an avid skier and chef.

Chris Martin
Community Mapping Facilitator, Ohneganos

As Ohneganos' Community Mapping Facilitator, Chris dedicates his time to archiving and preserving Haudenosaunee knowledge, language and stories into Terrastories. Chris will also be helping to gather local community knowledge for the map and to assist in training community members in the Terrastories/MAPEO mapping softwares.

Chris Lewis
Public Knowledge

Christopher Lewis is President and CEO at Public Knowledge. Prior to being elevated to President and CEO, Chris served for as PK’s Vice President from 2012 to 2019 where he led the organization’s day-to-day advocacy and political strategy on Capitol Hill and at government agencies. During that time he also served as a local elected official, serving two terms on the Alexandria City Public School Board. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Self Reliance and represents Public Knowledge on the Board of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG).

Christopher Lejeune
Nevemined Studio | Projecting Change | Bioglitch
Claire Kelley
Seven Stories Press marketing director and San Jose State University library student

Claire Kelley has worked in book publishing for Random House, Simon & Schuster, Melville House, Roost Books, and is currently Director of Marketing at independent radical publisher Seven Stories Press, which will release Vitalik Buterin's collection of essays Proof of Stake this fall. She is a library student in San Jose State University's iSchool and is on the leadership team of a citzens group in Boulder, Colorado working on the 2022 ballot issue for the creation of a library district. 

Cody Harris
Volunteer, Independent / Seattle Community Network

Cody lives in Seattle and likes networks and distributed systems. He volunteers with the Connections Museum in Seattle repairing antique telephone switches and giving tours to the public. He recently assisted Shadytel build an analog phone network serving campsites at ToorCamp 2022. He's also an active volunteer with Seattle Community Network.

Dana Beltrán
Community Networks Coordinator, Asociación Colnodo

Sociologist with experience in accompanying community processes with a gender approach and capacity building. Main interest in strengthening self-managed processes and strengthening development projects, especially in projects with the use and appropriation of Community Networks of Internet and Intranet in rural communities in Colombia (Indigenous, Afro-descendants and peasants).

Danny O'Brien
Filecoin Foundation

Danny O'Brien has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 20 years. In his home country of the UK, he fought against repressive anti-encryption law, and helped make the UK Parliament more transparent with FaxYourMP.  He was EFF's activist from 2005 to 2007, and its international outreach coordinator from 2007-2009. After three years working to protect at-risk online reporters with the Committee to Protect Journalists, he returned to EFF in 2013 to supervise EFF's global strategy. He is also the co-founder of the Open Rights Group, Britain's own digital civil liberties organization.

In a previous life, Danny wrote and performed the only one-man show about Usenet to have a successful run in London's West End. His geek gossip zine, Need To Know, won a special commendation for services to newsgathering at the first Interactive BAFTAs. He also coined the term "life hack."

It has been over a decade since he was first commissioned to write a book on combating procrastination

 

 

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Dawn Martin-Hill
McMaster University

Dawn is Mohawk and resides at Six Nations with her family. She was the first Indigenous cultural anthropologist in Canada and continues to break barriers in education and research. She founded the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University as a graduate student and recipient of a Canada U.S Fulbright Award. Her work with Elders from across Turtle Island since 1990 has influenced her development of Indigenous knowledge in academia, research, and research. She is a longtime advocate of Indigenous knowledge within her university and securing federal tri-council, Science Council’s support inclusion of peer reviewed funding of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing research. 

Her primary research over three decades is working with community, women, and youth to develop Indigenous ways of knowing that can be applied in resolving real world issues, Indigenous pedagogy and methodologies, developing community led strategies, holistic assessments of community wellness, traditional medicine, environmental justice and addressing improving quality of life. 

Her current research includes Haudenosaunee access to clean water, traditional ecological knowledge and creating bilingual tools (apps, virtual reality, water sensors, Indigenous mapping, learning platforms, film, art)  to increase capacity in water monitoring in her community of SN and Lubicon Cree, Alberta. Her specific research interests in traditional knowledge naturally highlights solutions in improving health and wellness, quality of life through attention to gender, governance, and Indigenous knowledge. She holds numerous research grants, Co-Creation of Indigenous Water Quality Tools, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Training & Co-Creation of Mixed Method Tools both all rebranded as Ohneganos.  She presented at the IPPF-UN with governance team’s community women on environmental rights of Haudenosaunee women to land, water and bodies. are creative ways to disseminate scientific findings and Indigenous knowledge inquiry with/ to community. She’s led numerous community research grants, a SSHRC grant for “Preserving Haudenosaunee language and ceremonies through the digitization and translation of the Hewitt Collection” in community partnership Six Nations Polytechnic. A CIHR-IIPH Haudenosaunee research teams , “Tehtsitehwa: kenrotka: we (together we pull it from the earth again) – The Ohero:kon youth Health Intervention”, with Akwasasne and Six Nations,  focusing on rites of passage program for youth as a nation building strategy. 

She is also a member of numerous boards and committee’s: Canada of the UNESCO Hydrology Committee, CIHR College Chair, CIHR- Gender institute Indigenous advisory, recently, GWF Indigenous council.  She has been publishing Indigenous knowledge research since 1992 on Indigenous knowledge,  her book, Indigenous Knowledge & Power: the Lubicon Lake Nation in 1997 documents the  devastating impacts of oil and forestry extraction in northern Alberta on the Lubicon people. She has numerous peer reviewed publications and informal community publications. She has produced three educational films on Haudenosaunee healing historical trauma, decolonization, gender, MMIW and reclamation of lands. Her work has always focused on health and well-being as tied to culture, natural world and Indigenos ways of knowing as key to solution based approach. 

She is the grandmother of 9 and is focused on creating bi-lingual resources, science and technology for advancing Haudenosaunee thought.

Devin Ronneberg
Fellow, Healing Waters, Sundance Org, IDP

Devin Ronneberg (Kanaka Maoli, Okinawan, European) is a transdisciplinary artist born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, working primarily between sculpture, sound, image-making, installation, programing, engineering, computational media, and Artificial Intelligence. His work is currently focused on the unseen implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, and the radiation of invisible forces.

His work attempts to make sense of the entangled complexity of reality and the ways in which our technological developments affect our perception of our place within it. This focus manifests itself through interrogations of human - non-human relationships, collaboration with artificial intelligence, examination of ideologies dependent on extraction and exploitation, and mediation of the ways in which our tech distorts, dismembers, and disembodies us. Ronneberg’s work explores the potentials of collaborative relationships with artificial intelligence as an opportunity to create systems that extend human capacity for creativity through involved interaction with data.

His practice examines these themes through the dialectics of distance, proximity, and perspective, finding ways to incorporate the presence, perspective, and position of the body in space as mechanisms of engagement and revelation. These considerations are consistent across his projects and investigations, from proximity based interactive video and sound installations, to interactive AI enabled sculptures and generative digital media systems, to his curatorial event-based practice focused around creating safe creative environments that provide space and time for audiences to have personal, embodied listening experiences.

His work and research has been centered around the unseen implications of emerging technologies in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, specifically our newfound ability to fabricate and synthesize non-realities that approach indistinguishability from our lived reality. Left unchecked, new tools and technologies will continue to radiate confusion and conspiracy with real-world consequences. Ronneberg’s practice critically interrogates these technologies, the fragility of truth, and our susceptibility to misdirection through the creation of custom Deepfakes, AI text generation models, and use of Generative Adversarial Networks for the synthesis of voice, image, and video.

Incorporating aerospace engineering techniques as the basis for his sculptural practice, his work engages the possibilities of modern computation and materialities through the use of techniques and materials employed in the design and prototyping of hand-built experimental aircraft in tandem with hardware and software design for human-computer interfaces and interactive generative digital media systems.

Ronneberg’s work has most recently been exhibited at Articule Montreal, BACA Biennial 2022, A4 Art Museum, Everson Museum of Art, Experimenta 2021 Triennial, MoMA Doc Fortnight 2021, The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, EFA Project Space, MoCNA, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and he is a Sundance Art of Practice 2021-22 and New Frontiers 2020 Fellow.

Ronneberg co-founded the Los Angeles based imprint Private Selection Records, and produces, DJs, and performs live as Aerial. He holds a BFA in Music Technology: Intelligence, Interaction, and Design from California Institute of the Arts and is an experimental aircraft designer, builder, and pilot with aircraft manufacturer Berkut Engineering and Aerovehicles Inc.

Divya Siddarth
Founder, Collective Intelligence Project, Researcher, Metagov

Divya Siddarth is a political economist and social technologist. She is the founder of the Collective Intelligence Project, which explores new forms of social coordination – communities, networks, markets, participatory platforms – through new technologies. Beyond this, she builds technology at Microsoft, imagines new technological worlds with Verses, and thinks about how to govern it all with RadicalxChange, Metagov, and the Ostrom Workshop.

Dominick Marino
Solutions architect, Storj.io

Technical creative focused on building decentralized storage. Child of the internet age with perpetual curiosity.

Donatas Grinkas
CEO, Mysterium Network

I am an IT professional with international experience across multiple projects– Adform, AppNexus, Danske Bank, Platform Lunar, Pixevia and now Mysterium Network as CEO. During my career I’ve worn many hats: client support specialist, team lead, account manager, business developer, project and product manager.
I'm a big advocate for open internet access for everyone - internet traffic should be treated without discrimination, censorship, throttling or prioritisation. And that's exactly what we're currently trying to achieve at Mysterium Network.

Dylan Reibling
Filmmaker

I'm a documentary filmmaker who uses cinema to explore the intersection between art, technology and how the two lead to new formations in the world.

Eileen Wagner
Decentralization Off the Shelf
Eileen is a UX designer making sense of complex technologies. She works with numerous projects in the DWeb community and enjoys facilitating big and small events. In 2019, she initiated the project Decentralization Off the Shelf, a documentation of UX patterns across the DWeb ecosystem. Her background is in philosophy and logic, and her favorite camp activity is late-night close-harmony singing (aka barbershop).
Ellie Rennie
Professor, RMIT University

Ellie Rennie is a Professor at RMIT University. Her current research is looking at the social and policy issues arising from automation technologies, including blockchain. She is also part of Metagov, an international network of scholars who are developing datasets on blockchain governance. Ellie is an ARC Future Fellow, working across RMIT University's Blockchain Innovation Hub, the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. Prior to commencing her Future Fellowship, Ellie's research was focused on the topic of digital inclusion. She has written five books and produces the Disconnect podcast.

Emaline Friedman
Neighbourhoods

Emaline Friedman, PhD became too interested in distributed networking while writing a book about Internet Addiction as a grad student in Psychology. In addition to part-time work as a psychotherapist, she has been exploring the potentials of DWeb to address the ills of the corporate web and to fulfill on the creative promises of the early internet in a more equitable way. Emaline has held a variety of positions in the Holochain ecosystem: writing, speaking, and organizing with Holochain, Holo, the Commons Engine, and currently leading communications in Neighbourhoods. 

Emily Jacobi
Digital Democracy

As the Founder & Executive Director of Digital Democracy, Emily Jacobi works to decolonize technology and co-design tools with frontline communities. With her team, she is pioneering tools for offline mapping & environmental monitoring in partnership with Indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest and local communities around the globe. Over more than 12 years, Digital Democracy has supported frontline communities to map over a million acres of rainforest, halt mining and oil concessions, and stem the tide of deforestation in biodiverse regions.

Erik Duemig
Leadership Counsil Member at West China Tea, Producer of Educational Videos at Tea House Ghost 茶館鬼, Production Sound Mixer for feature films

Erik has been learning about Chinese Tea for over ten years as an active member in the Austin, TX Gong Fu Cha scene and is currently helping run West China Tea House. Erik views the Tea House community as a home node in a network of other vital communities in Austin and elsewhere that are helping facilitate neighborhood-level intercommunication, the squadding-up of local orgs, and spaces for artists and organizers to host events. Throughout the many eras of the West China Tea community's existence (it's a saga, y'all), Erik has held roles as a pourer, educator, event coordinator, shop manager, website copy editor, wholesale manager, and community council member but their main contributions have been through their work producing educational content for Tea House Ghost. Sometimes, Erik goes on movie sets and mixes/records actors while cameras are rolling, usually teaming up with their twin brother, Crow, who acts as boom operator. Some of their credits include Minari (A24), The Vast of Night (Amazon), Look Both Ways (Netflix), and Support The Girls (Magnolia Pictures).

Erika Oba
Fellow, Healing Waters

Erika Oba is a composer, pianist/flutist, and educator based in the SF Bay Area. As a composer she has written works for big band, small jazz ensembles, chamber groups, dance and theater. She is active as a performer on both piano and flute, and is a member of the Montclair Women’s Big Band, Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble, Rice Kings, and The Sl(e)ight Ensemble and has performed with the Hitomi Oba Ensemble, Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler, and Jason Levis and Lisa Mezzacappa’s Duo B Experimental Band. In 2021, she was one of the performers in the premiere performance of Meredith Monk’s Indra’s Net. She has worked as a dance accompanist for Mills College and Berkeley Ballet Theater, and is currently a resident music director with Berkeley Playhouse’s Youth Conservatory Program. In addition to her own private teaching studio, she is a private jazz piano instructor for UC Berkeley’s Music Department. As an artist, she is interested in exploring ritual, diasporic identities, and community through performance. www.erikaoba.com

Esther Jang
Director, Local Connectivity Lab; PhD student, University of Washington CSE

Esther is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on community networks in both rural remote and urban contexts, and especially how communities of practice can build and sustain technical infrastructures. She has helped install community networks in the Philippines, Mexico, Tanzania, and various states around the US. She is currently a lead organizer and installer for the Seattle Community Network, which seeks to build community-owned and maintained Internet access infrastructure to support digital equity in Seattle and Tacoma. She serves as a Director at the Local Connectivity Lab, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focusing on technology research, deployment, and teaching in support of community networks around the world. In her free time, she is an avid jazz singer and plays with a band called Django Junction in Seattle.

Golda Velez
3Box, DevOps Engineer | Cooperation.org, Technical Advisor | dSocialCommons.org, Community lead

Golda is focused on the intersection of code and society, from tools for shared governance to linked trust claims to keep out bad actors. She has been a software engineer (or otherwise a hacker/debugger type) for over 30 years, with experience ranging from Assembly language NetBIOS layer at Artisoft to the Webglimpse search engine, from industrial stremgh Perl at Oracle to Python data pipelines at Factual, more recently fighting organized attackers on the Risk team at Postmates and keeping the pipes running on Uber platform. Now at home at 3box, she supports the infrastructure for Ceramic development. 

On the side Golda helps run the dSocialCommons.org community that emerged from the Bluesky launch, advises and supports the startup WhatsCookin.us for building community through realtime events, and contributes to projects at Cooperation.org for developing tech to fight bad actors and enable trust and cooperation. Decentralized Linked Trust to save us all!

Grant Gallo
eQualitie

Grant has been hacking on computers since he can remember. His current fields of interest include distributed networking, Android programming, firmware engineering, and comic book drawing. As the creator of [Old Art City], he is bringing into fruition art that is critical of the myths and assumptions surrounding modern technology. Skilled in a plethora of programming languages (as well as a smattering of human languages), Grant joined eQualitie in 2022 to develop and maintain the CENO Browser. 

Guillem Córdoba
Community Member, Holochain

I'm a software engineer interested in new patterns of social organization. In my teens, a big part of my life was built around a leisure group with kids - here in Catalunya they are called Esplais - where we did summer camps, learned and singed and just played a lot of games. Those experiences were really powerful, as its just a different feeling when we were with a small group of people 2 weeks in the forest, managing everything by ourselves. After that, I graduated in Computer Science, mainly because I loved how coding enabled me bring an idea I'd had in my head to reality, and have other people play with it. When I entered the job market, I felt mostly meaningless... Like my work didn't do any good at all for anyone. So then, I discovered blockchain and Web3, and got really excited about the possibility of real-life experiments that they could enable. In those years, I co-founded the Underscore Protocol, a way to create and evolved data in a forkable and interoperable way. Eventually I found Holochain, which inspired me due to its biomimicry foundations, and since then, I've been a really active member in its community. More lately I'm working in a lot of different projects related to Holochain infrastructure and apps. These are the areas that currently interest me the most: mutual-credit currencies, mutual learning and curriculum infrastructure, and small tools that allow peer-to-peer coordination of small groups (task management, value accounting, conditional commitments...). I'd love to be able to create modular and reusable open-source infrastructure around these topics that would enable small experiments in real life, attuned to their context and problems.

Hannah Howard
IPFS/Filecoin Developer, Protocol Labs

Hannah Howard is a senior developer and tech generalist with over 15 years experience in programming and other technical fields. Since 2018, Hannah has helped build IPFS and Filecoin, contributing core deal making and data transfer protocols. Prior to programming, Hannah worked for 10 years in the non-profit sector in Los Angeles, specializing in LGBT advocacy and community organizing. Hannah returned to coding in 2012, and brings her passion and experience from community organizing to helping new programmers get up to speed on technical topics.

Heather Vescent
Partners & Strategy, Storj.io

Heather Vescent focuses on partner co-marketing activities for Storj.io. She has been involved in the decentralized web from before it was called that. She's was the co-chair of the Credentials Community Group at the W3C, and held leadership roles at Rebooting the Web of Trust. For 15 years, she ran The Purple Tornado, a strategic intelligence company, consulting for governments, corporations and entrepreneurs. Vescent’s research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox and the Atlantic. She is also the Executive Director and President of IDPro, a professional identity organization. She is co-author of the The Secrets of Spies, The Cyber Attack Survival Manual and The Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity.

Hiure Queiroz
Member, Coolab/PSP

Graduated in physics and followed an academic career, completing a master's degree in materials science, but when realized that what I really wanted was to go into practice, to experience technology in its real application in society outside academy.


Thus, in the last decade I have been striving to be a bridge between society and new technologies. With the collective Sitio do Astronauta I have participated in the construction of numerous initiatives with the goal of bringing people closer to the issues of technology in order to build autonomy that could collaborate in the fight for social justice.


In the quest to solve connectivity problems in the rural area where I live, I helped start the community network Portal sem Porteiras.


Currently I have been working on the topic of community networks with the Coolab collective. Our goals have been to create alternatives so that people affected by exclusion, discrimination, and inequalities are able to use the internet and digital technologies to solve their specific needs. This work has been enhanced through partnerships with Mozilla and APC.


In APC's connect the unconnected program, I was a fellow in a knowledge exchange program that visited other community networks in the global south, from Africa to Latin America. My digital presence https://hiurequeiroz.github.io

Holmes Wilson
Founder, Quiet

Holmes Wilson is an Internet freedom activist whose work mixes mass mobilization and software tools. He is a co-founder and board member of Fight for the Future, the activism organization that was instrumental in defeating the infamous US site-blocking laws SOPA/PIPA, fighting for net neutrality rules in the US and Europe, opposing law enforcement crypto backdoors, and more recently challenging the use of face recognition tech by US law enforcement and products like Amazon Ring. He also previously co-founded Miro, a free software video player based on Bittorrent and RSS, and was a campaign manager at the Free Software Foundation. He’s currently building Quiet, a local-first, peer-to-peer team chat app. Quiet differs from Slack, Discord, Matrix, and Signal in that it does not require that users trust a third party server or run their own. Instead, data syncs directly between clients over the Tor network, with no server required.

Ira Nezhynska
Creative Director, DWeb Camp

Ira is a designer with a focus on branding for emerging technologies.

Always being on a mission to “made new tech look beautiful and human” she made her way from traditional advertising for huge retail brands to software development for German and Nordic tech scenes, to — since early 2018 — designing for decentralized web.

These days she helps Web3 creators connect with their early adopters through the language of share and color. Additionally to her work on brand development at Jolocom and DWeb, she organizes (occasional) DWebDesign meetups in Berlin.

Isaac Patka
Developer and Founder, Logos

Isaac Patka is a developer and founder in the DAO space. He is the co-creator of Logos, a DAO exchange providing actionable data to community stakeholders. He is a research fellow at Metagov, and co-author of EIP4824 on DAO data reporting. He is a core developer in the Moloch Mystics building Moloch v3, and a member of DAOHaus where he built DAO composability tooling. He was formerly a developer in the Decentralized Identity space developing taxonomies and tooling for Verifiable Credentials.

Jack Fox Keen
Data Empowerment Lead, The Guardian Project

Jack is the Data Empowerment Lead at the Guardian Project. They work on Python hacking, data visualizations, and idea exploration They've worked with suicide prevention research, computational neuroscience, and data privacy matters. Jack holds a degree in Computational Science and Biomathematics from Florida State University.

Jack Henderson
Research & Communications, RadicalxChange Foundation

Jack is a researcher at RadicalxChange Foundation and studied economics at Princeton.

Jaime Villarreal
May First Movement Technology

Jaime is committed to supporting the technology and communications needs of popular, social, and liberatory movements and communities that assume collective responsibility for maintaining their own autonomous technology infrastructure free of surveillance and repression. He is inspired by ritual celebration and reciprocal service.

Jamie Klinger
HACC - Holochain Advocates Community Circle

Jamie Klinger is a systems thinker and futurologist who founded JoatU--an alternative economic platform for communities--after finding inspiration through the Occupy Montreal movement. He is also an anti-poverty, social, and basic income activist and is a founder of the Holochain Advocates Community Circle, an advocacy group for Holochain enthusiasts.

Jared Grippe
Head of Engineering, Jlinc Labs

Jared brings over 20 years of experiencing developing web applications. He has helped found several startups including change.org. Jared is currently developing distributed apps to help make self-sovereign identity and user-owned-data a reality.

Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Jay Carpenter has been an active member of the Blockchain and Decentralized Web community since 2014.  His primary interest in this evolving space is in the realm of naming, numbering, addressing and identity.

Jay is the founder of Desert Blockchain which is the largest Blockchain meetup in Arizona.

He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at University of Advancing Technology (UAT.edu) a technical course on the intersection of Blockchain development, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.  Jay is regularly invited as a guest lecturer on Blockchain and Web 3.0 topics at the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

He has an extensive background in technology, entrepreneurship and finance.  He is a graduate of Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in business with emphasis in finance.  He obtained an MBA from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in finance.

Jay is passionate about the emerging new realms of communications, finance and the societal possibilities associated with a Blockchain and Decentralized Web centric future.


 

Jeffrey Ventrella
independent algorithmic artist

Jeffrey Ventrella is an algorithmic artist: ventrella.com. He graduated from the MIT Media Lab in the mid-90's. He worked at the Internet Archive on the NASA Images project, worked as a software developer for Second Life, and cofounded the virtual world company There.com. He is an innovator and author of research in artificial life, simulation games, math visualization, and human-computer interaction. He has recently been developing algorithmic NFT's in collaboration with composer Canton Becker: https://www.fxhash.xyz/u/Jeffrey%20Ventrella

Jessy Kate Schingler
Director of Policy and Governance, Open Lunar Foundation

Jessy Kate works at the Open Lunar Foundation, a non-profit developing public goods and utilities for lunar exploration. She is a regular speaker and writer about governance, coordination, and commons management on Earth and in space.

Jessy Kate is also involved in decentralized, self-governing communities and autonomous networks, with a particular emphasis on place-based communities and real estate projects. This had led her to an interest in the philosophy of governance and new approaches to sovereignty, jurisdiction and institution design.

Jessy Kate is a PhD student in extitutional theory at Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA) at Paris II, an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, and also an affiliate with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. Her background is in software engineering, distributed systems and space exploration.

Jim Fournier
JLINX
Joachim Lohkamp
Founder, Jolocom

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart for community. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that enables real-world use cases in Web2 and Web3. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) and INATBA which establish the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further member of the steering committee of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF). Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized (now DWeb Berlin), the Decentralized Web Summit and Camp, among others.

John Ryan
co-steward of Dweb principles; CEO, Muinin

1. Co-founder, CEO Muinin pbc, which has a novel approach to software security (ask me), including use of distributed ledgers.
2. Co-steward, with Mai Ishikawa Sutton, of the creation of the Dweb principles; we're leading a session at DWeb camp discussing principle 5, the ecological / environmental principle, which may need to be updated, or made more robust.
3. Writer on macro-economics of the post-fossil fuel world. One challenge is how to make all organizations accountable for costs (and benefits!) that aren't on their books? I'll be asking for your thoughts on that and hosting a session on this gnarly topic at DWeb Camp. Writings at https://readtheimpact.com/ and https://www.johnconorryan.com/burning-oil-blog which is horribly out of date. 
4. Spouse of Mary Lou Jepsen; painter, rudimentary cellist, resident of Sausalito, California.

John Hess
Engineer, Guardian Project, Tech Lead, Open Archive

John is an engineer and data scientist with experience across domains as varied as aerospace, healthcare, and education. He’s worked on cyber security, privacy, and disinformation as a Berkman Klein Assembly Fellow, led application teams at Google, and most recently became a volunteer EMT near his home in Wisconsin. He holds Masters degrees in Technology & Policy and Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan.

Jonathan Dotan
Founding Director, Starling Lab

Jonathan Dotan is the founding director of The Starling Lab at Stanford University and USC, where he leads applied research on the decentralized web and human rights. He brings to Starling over 20 years of experience navigating the intersections of media, tech, and policy as a tech founder, producer, and investor —including six years writing about the dWeb as a producer on HBO's SILICON VALLEY. 

Joshua Tan
Executive Director, Metagov

Josh is executive director of Metagov, and a computer scientist and mathematician at Oxford and Stanford.

Joy Q Zhang
Founder, BLOOP - decentralized social search

Joy is a cross-cultural designer, engineer, and entrepreneur whose latest work of passion is BLOOP - the decentralized social search engine. Her background is in mechanical engineering, industiral design, and cross disciplinary design from Georgia Tech, Royal College of Art, and Imperial College London. More about her previous projects and art here: https://joyqzhang.com

Kahlil Calavas
Virtual Space Steward

For the past two decades Kahlil has been using web and mobile technology in combination with immersive media to help his clients tell their story. Serving businesses in both the US and Latin America, he has mostly focused on eco conscious projects that are both regenerative and connected to the land. Kahlil’s specialty is bridging web development with gps, mapping, 3d scanning, augmented reality, and virtual reality in The Unity 3D game engine. His main overall mission has been to empower communities and businesses to share their stories in visually compelling and immersive ways. 

Kaliya Young
Identity Woman, Internet Identity Workshop, Planetwork; Founder, Unconference.net

Kaliya Young is widely known as Identity Woman and has been working for almost two decades to support the emergence of user-centric digital identity. She is an expert on Self-Sovereign and Decentralized Idetnity and active in all fo the organizations working on this technology - Decentralized Identity Foundation, Credentials Community Group and Trust over IP Foundation. 

Kaliya Young founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005 and continues to host it twice a year. She is a very experienced facilitator working with interactive designs for professional technical communities for over 15 years. She is the founder of unconference.net and one of the co-authors of the Group Works Deck a Pattern Language for bring life to Meetings and other Gatherings.

 

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Kate Sills
Software Engineer, Consulting

Kate Sills is a software engineer working on smart contract language design and decentralized identity. She was previously the lead engineer on Agoric’s smart contract framework (Zoe) which protects users from malicious contracts. Previously, Kate has researched and written on the potential uses of smart contracts to enforce agreements and create new forms of institutions apart from traditional legal jurisdictions. Kate graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science.

Kathryn Bates
Del Sol Quartet

Cellist Kathryn Bates’ boundless energy for sharing musical experiences has shaped a career that continues to explore the intersections of tradition and innovation. Praised for her “beautifully rounded sound” by the New York Times, Kathryn’s performances are characterized by a dancer’s sense of rhythm and captivating theatricality. Projects range from her recent tongue-in-check solo cello recording of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” (“Inspire Christmas” album on Sono Luminus) to performances during Elliott Carter 100th Birthday anniversary celebration at Tanglewood that were called the “revelation” of the concert (Sequenza 21) and “electrifying” (Boston Globe) to a Shostakovich piano quintet performance with Menahem Pressler that could not be halted even by an earthquake. Cellist of the San Francisco-based Del Sol String Quartet since 2010, Kathryn has established herself as an important voice in the contemporary music world, as musician, collaborator and curator.

In addition her contributions as cellist to Del Sol’s work, Kathryn co-curated the 2017 Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music to rave reviews and premiere performances. Her curation has shaped Del Sol’s local scene for five years with her series “Soundings” - a concert experience where audiences delve deeply into one work - played twice - amplified by the work of a local artist. Kathryn recently completed the second season of “The Golden Arts Society,” a membership-based house concert series that explores the audiences’ perceptions and curiosity of music. A native of historic Concord, Massachusetts, Kathryn graduated from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, under the tutelage of Norman Fischer, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She serves on the Del Sol Performing Arts Organization’s Board of Directors, in addition to her roles as a programs manager and grant writer in the organization. Kathryn spends time away from the cello hiking outdoor trails, practicing Iyengar yoga, or roasting coffee.

kin ko
cofounder, LikeCoin & DHK dao

Earthling. Cofounder of LikeCoin & DHK dao. Author of "The Sociology of Blockchain: Reimagining Money, Media and Democracy". Blogger at ckxpress.com. Publishing the latest title "Moneyverse: How Investment Works in the Metaverse" as an NFT books with decentralized storage.

Kola Heyward-Rotimi
Steward, COMPOST

Kola is a writer and artist studying how different communities engage with virtual spaces. He's a contributor and steward of COMPOST. Starting this fall, he's an incoming Modern Thought and Literature PhD student at Stanford University. Kola's published work can be found in Strange Horizons, Logic, Reckoning, COMPOST, and others. The full list can be found at https://www.kolaheywardrotimi.com.

Krista Spriggs
Director of Infrastructure, Storj.io

Krista is a DevOps and engineering professional with over 10 years experience in the industry. Her primary areas of focus are around that of building fault tolerant, highly available, and scalable systems/platforms with wide scale reach and traffic.

Laura Lotti
Member, Black Swan

Laura Lotti is a researcher and writer investigating emerging dynamics in Web3, with a focus the affordances of blockchain for social and cultural production. She is currently studying the social dimension of community-led protocol governance with Other Internet and she is co-developing Black Swan DAO, a proto-institution for interdisciplinary research and practice.

Lawrence Lessig
Professor, Harvard Law School.

Larry Lessig is a digital access visionary and co-founder of Creative Commons and the Free Culture movement. Lessig ran for President in the Democratic primaries in 2016.

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. 

Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, where he was the Berkman Professor of Law until 2000, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago.

Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. He serves on the Board of the AXA Research Fund, and is an Emeritus member of the board at Creative Commons.

 

Lia Holland
Campaigns & Communications Director

Lia is a social artist, writer, and activist in Portland, OR, USA. After 13 years of organizing in the music industry, she now focuses on copyleft, web3, and surveillance issues at Fight while keeping up a rigorous speculative fiction habit.

Liam Broza
Engineer, Ethereal Engine

Liam Broza is an engineer and entrepreneur with a deep bench of data learning and immersive computing skills. Liam co-founder of Ethereal Engine and the creator of LifeScope.io. LifeScope, started in 2015, is an Open Source companion AI using a personal digital memory database for private real time data collection. In 2019, the LifeScope Time Machine was added to give anyone access to global travel into their history though AR and VR. In 2020 Ethereal Engine was with a core community of web XR engineers to make social spatial web tools easy for everyone.

Liz Henry
Noisebridge
Luandro Vieira
Distributed Systems Developer, Digital Democracy

Luandro is a developer who does regular contributions to projects aimed at decentralizing communication such as Libre Router and Secure Scuttlebutt. He’s been living in Moinho, quilombola village, for over 8 years, building together with his neighbors a community network. This year he joined the Distributed Tech team of Digital Democracy, where he works with indigenous and traditional communities in Brazil and Peru, using the P-2-P Mapeo tool.

 

In the journey to make information technologies accessible, useful and safe for communities, he has contributed to projects such as ManyverseĀhau, the Community Server and the Community Portal. On the communication side he has contributed to the LibreRouter project, Moinho Mesh community network, and most recently has been exploring LoRa as an accessible, low power and technically and financially accessible way to provide emergency communications.

Luisa Bagope
Afluentes Association

Luisa Bagope is a documentary director interested in cyber as well as natural and human technology. With support from APC she has been documenting community network activities in the global south. An active participant of PSP Community Network (Portal sem Porteiras) for 3 years, Luisa coordinated the Nodes That Bond project: a collective learning process centered around technology that happened through circular encounters amongst women. Focusing on feminist methods of community-based organization she now continues to work with communication as a potency for social transformation in the Afluentes Association, in Monteiro Lobato, Brasil.

Mai Ishikawa Sutton
organizer, writer, COMPOST/Distributed Press

Mai Ishikawa Sutton is founder of COMPOST magazine, contributor at Hypha Worker Co-operative, and an organizer and writer focused on the intersections of human rights, solidarity economics, and digital commons. They were a steward/community organizer with the People's Open Network, DWeb Camp 2019 Associate Producer, and Digital Commons Fellow with Commons Network. Formerly, they were the Community Engagement Manager at Shareable. Before that they were with the Electronic Frontier Foundation advocating for the public interest in international intellectual property policy.

Manasi Vora
Co-founder, VP

Manasi Vora is the VP of Strategy and Operations at Skynet where she focuses on building decentralized storage infrastructure for Web3. She is also the Founder of Women in Blockchain whose mission is to increase diversity in the Blockchain industry through education and community building. Manasi most recently launched an investment DAO, Komorebi Collective, to fund female and non-binary founders in the crypto space. Prior to joining Skynet, she conducted research at the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative and was the Director of the MIT Bitcoin Expo. https://twitter.com/manasilvora

Mara Abrams
Director of Impact Partnerships, Unfinished

Mara Abrams harnesses the power of innovation, technology, and culture to address society’s most pressing issues.
She is currently Director of Impact Partnerships at Unfinished, an impact-driven network that works to strengthen our civic life in the digital age.

Prior to her role with Unfinished, she co-founded and led the Census Open Innovation Labs at the U.S. Census Bureau, which solves national challenges through human-centered design, data, creative media, and technology.

She led Global Partnerships at the Nike Foundation and its Girl Effect initiative, focusing on innovation to alleviate poverty for adolescent girls around the world.

She founded Incúbate, an Aspen Institute program supporting entrepreneurship in Cuba; was a strategist for the Jaguar Land Rover Innovation Lab; led business development for The Tiziano Project, an award-winning organization training citizen journalists in conflict zones; and co-founded an organization teaching documentary filmmaking to young people in marginalized communities.

She is a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a Bloomberg Businessweek Innovation Fellow, and a certified yoga teacher. She lives in Venice, CA.

María Alvarez Malvido
Redes por la Diversidad, Equidad y Sustentabilidad A.C

María (she/her) is from Mexico City and lives in Oaxaca, México. She is a Member of Redes A.C where she collaborates with diverse community media and community network processes in México and Latin America. She now collaborates with Colmena, an open-source newsroom for community media with DW Akademie, and is the project writer for Rising Voice's project "Indigenous and minority language community needs for secure technologies". She holds an M.A. in Communication and Technology at the University of Alberta and a B.A in Social Anthropology from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa. Her interests and commitments are all related to storytelling, narrative practices and technological autonomy.

Mark Carranza
Internet Archive
Marta Belcher
President and Chair, Filecoin Foundation & Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web

Marta Belcher is the General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs and the President and Chair of Filecoin Foundation and Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marta is a pioneer in cryptocurrency law and has spoken on the topic around the world, including in U.S. Congress, European Parliament, the New York Senate, the OECD, and in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Marta has drafted amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. appellate courts for high-profile public interest organizations, including EFF, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, the Cato Institute, the National Consumers' League, Project Gutenberg, and the Blockchain Association. Marta has been recognized twice by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer awards, was named to Law360's list of Top Attorneys Under 40, and was #18 on CryptoWeekly’s list of Most Influential Women in Crypto.

Mary Lou Jepsen
Openwater

Dr. Jepsen is CEO and Founder of Openwater, a breakthrough medical technology company. She has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine (“Time 100”), in addition to CNN’s top 10 thinkers in science and technology. She has over 250 patents published or issued to her name. Previously, Dr. Jepsen served as the Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook and she has also held similar roles at Google. Prior to this, Dr. Jepsen was a professor at MIT and co-founded the nonprofit organization "One Laptop per Child," for which she served as CTO. She also serves as a Director on both the Board of Lear Corporation, a Fortune 150 automotive components supplier, and Luminar Technologies, a pioneer in LiDAR and autonomous driving.

Megan Klimen
Founding Director, Filecoin Foundation & Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web

Experienced Founder and Operator with a demonstrated history of success. I build organizations where people love to work, using cutting edge science and research to tackle the most important challenges facing humanity today. Currently focused on creating a more robust, fair and democratic internet. Previously worked to increase the rate of scientific discovery though robotics. Start up advisor and general nice person to know.

Michael Zargham
Founder and Chief Engineer, BlockScience

Michael Zargham is the founder and Chief Engineer at BlockScience, and a Core Member of the Metagovernance Project. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Optimal Resource Allocation Policies in Networks. His ongoing work focuses on engineering best practices in estimation, decision, and control, as applied to mechanism design, operations research, and institutional analysis and development.

Michael Abraha
Tigray Art Collective

Michael Abraha is a business development leader in the web3 space, bridging the gap between great Ui/UX and the developed blockchain ecosystem. He is also the NFT lead at the Tigray Art Collective that is leveraging the web3 ecosystem to raise awareness and funds for the humanitarian crisis currently occurring in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The art collective is using artwork (digital and physical) as a method of fundraising as well as researching methods of providing access to resources that have been limited and destroyed in the war. Around 2.5 million people are at risk of starvation and have been blocked off from humanitarian aid, which has resulted in drastic death tolls reaching over 500,000. Our collective's goal is to defeat donor fatigue from our community by introducing grants, crypto donations, and other resources to the web3 community. Our goal is to engage the web3 community and lay the foundation for defeating crisis around the world as they erupt beyond Ukraine and Tigray.

Michael Hueschen
lead engineer, Neighbourhoods

Michael is lead engineer at Neighbourhoods and comes to the Holochain space with a background in functional programming and programming language theory, and a stint of applying that mindset to building blockchains as a dev on Cardano. he is now more interested in not-money-related applications of tech, and truly-p2p systems, and what new forms of social coordination they might enable. he wants to help build the techno-commons.

Michelle Lee
Product Lead, Protocol Labs

Michelle Lee is a software maker, startup founder, and inventor of Google Forms. From 2012-2016, she sought to make government technology suck less — first at Code for America, as cofounder and CEO of government texting company Textizen, and at GovDelivery building messaging technology for public agencies. From 2005-2011, she helped build Google Maps and Google Docs as you know them today. Currently, she leads Product at Protocol Labs, building new internet protocols to make the web faster, safer, and more resilient. Away from the keyboard, she serves on the board of directors of the OpenGov Foundation and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
 

 

Videos from the summit:

Mix Irving
Scuttlebutt, Enspiral, Protozoa

Mix is a community gardener from the Scuttlebutt ecosystem - this involves cheering others on, helping connect rad people with resources, and crafting social patterns which will help us move closer to a solarpunk future. He's a practicing programmer, teacher, cooperative worker-owner, parent. Communities that he's helped grow, and have grown him  include : aotawhiti.school.nz , enspiral.comloomio.orgdevacademy.co.nz,  scuttlebutt.nz

Website: protozoa.nz

Talks: Embracing Subjectivity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5K18XssVBg

 

Videos from the summit:

Nathan Schneider
Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Nathan Schneider is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab. His most recent book is Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy.

Ngọc Triệu
Simply Secure | Decentralization Off the Shelf

Ngọc practices design as an intervention to address and reform asymmetrical power relations. As a design researcher, she imagines the future(s) of the world(s) through lenses such as decoloniality and decentralization. Ngọc is passionate about user advocacy, co-creation, and equal access to knowledges(s). Whether she is distilling data into insights that inform design decisions or conceptualizing information architecture, Ngọc works closely with designers, developers, and funders to ensure accessibility and security for vulnerable communities.

Nick Garcia
Public Knowledge

Nicholas P. Garcia is a Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, focusing on net neutrality and broadband access and affordability. Before joining Public Knowledge, Nick served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Investigations Division of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he investigated and prosecuted cybercrime, fraud, grand larceny, and organized crime. He previously worked as a Legal Intern at Public Knowledge and as a Student Attorney for the Communications & Technology Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation.

Nicolás Pace
Association for Progressive Communications

Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting to know most of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the matter. One of the latest actions he has been undertaking has been working together with REDES A.C., a grassroots organization from Mexico in supporting first nation communities. Within AlterMundi he has also been involved in the Decentralized Repository of Culture, a P2P project that tries to find a way around the digital culture distribution, involving everyone in the process: creators, curators, enthusiasts.

 

Videos from the summit:

Nicole Laurel
Designer, Wednesday Studio

Nicole is a brand and product designer working in web3. She is interested in blockchain technology as a tool for creative empowerment. In her spare time, she loves to write and create visual art. 

Nour Batyne
Co-Founder, One of Many Studio

Nour Batyne (she/her) is a creative producer, facilitator, and artist — her work lies at the intersection of immersive storytelling, futures thinking, and social innovation. She is the co-founder of One of Many, a consulting & design studio that works with leaders & cultural organizations to build stronger communities around accountability & our undeniable interconnectedness. She is also an organizer for the Wide Awakes, an open-source network who radically reimagines the future through creative collaboration.

Nour is a Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow at the School of International Futures, and serves as an Associate Instructor for the Nonprofit Management M.S. program at Columbia University. With a global portfolio of work, she is currently based in New York City..

Nuala Creed
Internet Archive

Nuala Creed, originally from Ireland, moved to the US as a young adult. In her late thirties she took her first clay class and was seduced by it. In 1999 she earned a BFA with high distinction from California College of the Arts. Since then her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, in Ireland, Italy, Finland, France, Hungary, Korea and Denmark. She has received many awards for her work, which is represented in both private and public collections, such as National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, the Pro Artibus Foundation Collection in Finland, and The Design and Craft Council of Ireland in Kilkenny, among others. For the past twelve years she has been working on a collection of ceramic figures for the Internet Archive in San Francisco. To date there are 158 of them exhibited in the Great Room of The Archive. https://www.nualacreed.com/galleries/ceramic-archivists

https://www.nualacreed.com/

Paul Gadi
Co-Founder, OP Games

Paul has been developing games since 2004 (before app stores and metaverses!), and has always been interested in the intersection of game design and new tech. He is CTO / Co-Founder of OP Games, an open-source game platform company building tools to help game developers create sustainable economies in web3. Paul is also the co-founder of Altitude Games, a mobile and blockchain gaming company based in the Philippines. He currently leads the KERNEL Gaming Guild, a community of the most talented individuals in the blockchain space. He has been writing and coding on web3 since 2017, and most of his work can be found online at polats.com

Paul Frazee
Protocol engineer, Bluesky

Paul Frazee is a software engineer and product designer. He's been involved in decentralization projects since 2014, joining Secure Scuttlebutt as a lead contributor. In 2016, Paul founded the Beaker Browser, a peer-to-peer Web browser using the Dat/Hypercore protocol. In 2022, Paul joined Bluesky where he works on the protocol design, DX, and application UIs. Paul lives in Austin TX with his cat "Kit," which isn't important but Paul didn't want to have the shortest bio in the camp.

Peter Van Garderen
Founder, Landano.io | Arkly.io | Orcfax.link | AccessToMemory.org | Archivematica.org

Peter is a professional archivist, software developer, and digital record-keeping expert. He has over 15 years experience developing and deploying free and open source software for the #GLAM community and public sector organizations. The Archivematica and AccessToMemory platforms he created are the most widely-deployed archives management systems in the world.

Peter is a long-time decentralization advocate and was a panel speaker at the inaugural 2016 DWEB Summit. He now works full-time on his #DWEB projects which include Landano, Arkly, Orcfax, and Centree. His objective is to introduce professional records management and archives standards to the off-blockchain information resources used in fully decentralized architecture stacks to ensure their long-term authenticity and accessiblity.

Phoebe Poon
co-founder, Liker Land, building tools on decentralize publishing

Phoebe is the co-founder of Liker Land, the founding team of LikeCoin. Phoebe started her journey in blockchain in 2017 after returning to Hong Kong from the United States. Phoebe previously worked at Kenetic Capital and BC Group. She is an advocate in media and technology, passionate about community building. She also believes that people, not technology, are key to digital transformation. Communication and Sociology graduates in University of Washington Seattle.

Primavera De Filippi
Faculty Associate, Harvard

Primavera De Filippi is a Research Director at the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Her research focuses on the legal challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, with specific focus on governance and trust. She is the co-author of the book “Blockchain and the Law,” published in 2018 by Harvard University Press, and she was recently awarded a €2M grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate how blockchain technology can help improve institutional governance through greater confidence and trust.

Randy Farmer
Spritely Networked Communities Institute

Randy Farmer has been creating technical standards and community platforms for more than 40 years - learning the power of collaboration and overcoming the challenges of connecting people to each other online.

Along the way, it was necessary for him to co-invent many of the foundational patterns and technologies we see deployed today, such as the JSON message protocol, social newsfeeds, virtual worlds, and avatars (see his more than two dozen now expired patents). He has founded several startups, in senior executive roles, for the last two decades - most recently as the CEO of a multiplayer mobile gaming company.

In 1995 Randy co-founded Electric Communities, which prototyped and proved the design of smart contracts, capabilities, and distributed objects. Much of Spritely's architecture is inspired by publications about Electric Communities Habitat; this lead Christine Lemmer Webber and Randy to begin talking, leading to the decision to co-found the Spritely Networked Communities Institute together.

Raymond Cheng
MASQ Foundation

Raymond Cheng is a software engineer, entrepreneur, research scientist, open source contributor, and adjunct professor, who is passionate about building technology that improves the lives and freedoms of Internet users. He has made contributions in a wide range of areas in distributed systems and security, including data privacy, secure computing, blockchains, and scalable network systems.

Raymond has started multiple projects that are used by millions of people, including co-founding security company Oasis Labs, and creating a networking project that was productionized by Google in to Outline. His work has been recognized in top publications and conferences around the world, including Forbes, Wired, WSJ, Time, and NBC. Raymond obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington, and graduated from MIT with degrees in Physics (Bachelor of Science), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering).

Remy Hellstern
Xinjiang Documentation Project, University of British Columbia

Remy Hellstern (she/her) holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia, where she focused her research on social change, digital human rights, and the development of equitable policy to support grassroots organizations. She simultaneously earned a graduate-level certification in Information Systems Management from the School of Information at UBC. She also dabbles in web design, building her own personal website as well as others. She is proficient in an array of computer languages including JavaScript, HTML, and CSS as well as statistical softwares like STATA and NVivo.  

Passionate about grassroots, community-driven projects, Remy thrives working in a team environment and enjoys offering creative solutions to emerging challenges. Highly organized and a self-starter, she will bring positive energy and dedication to all of her work through a hands-on approach to leadership. She brings curiosity, joyfulness, and a spirit of collaboration to every team she joins. 

In her free time, Remy enjoys reading short stories in the park and sharing quality time with family and friends over dinner. She is currently open to job opportunities and is eligible to work in the United States of America and Canada.


She recently completed her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia as well as a graduate training certification specializing in blockchain technologies and information systems management through the UBC School of Information. Her most recent work, “Leveraging Blockchain-Based Archival Solutions for Sensitive Documentation” is forthcoming in Springer’s Digital Society later this year.

riley wong
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riley wong researches distributed cooperatives and community governance models, with interests in public goods and the commons, solidarity economies, peer-to-peer systems, interdependence, and emergence. they’re also exploring applied cryptography and privacy preserving identity systems. they have previous lives in machine learning at google, investigative journalism at propublica, and qtbipoc community organizing. they are based in nyc and enjoy painting, making music, and reading and writing speculative fiction :-)

Robert Mao
ArcBlock

Robert Mao is the founder and CEO of ArcBlock, a leading platform to empower developers building dApps, DID(Decentralized Identity) and blockchain applications. He is a serial entrepreneur and a public speaker about Decentralized Identity and blockchain technology. Prior to ArcBlock, Robert worked for Microsoft Research focusing on social computing. Robert Mao has authored more than 30 papers, journal articles, and patents, he is also the author of two books in blockchain technology.

Robin Lim
Necto Labs

Robin's background in the Web2 startup ecosystem spans across South East Asia and Europe, where she sat on various sides of the table as a founder, innovation consultant and strategist. She currently leads marketing for several Web3 projects as well as fund strategy and partnerships for Necto Labs. 

Ronen Tamari
Common SenseMakers | DAOStack | Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ronen is a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and reseacher at DAOStack. His areas of interest are humane technology and artificial, natural and collective intelligence. Ronen is a founding member of Common SenseMakers, a collective self-organizing around the science, tech, culture & practice of collective sensemaking.

Rosie Pongracz
CMO, Storj

Rosie has been called 'an engineer's marketer’. She is an engineer by training, a builder by nature, a full stack technical marketer by practice. She has applied her engineering approach to bringing technology to market across startup companies, open source, and major corporations (IBM, Salesforce, Intel, Carl Zeiss) . She has 20+ years of experience tinkering with all things platform for cloud, data, machine learning, identity of things, mobile, and now decentralization. Her next journey is in bringing the ethos and practice of decentralization into mainstream adoption. Rosie is on the board of NumFOCUS, a non-profit that supports open source projects for scientific computing. Her passions are everything STEM education, diversity in tech, and animal welfare; she is a private pilot, underwater photographer, and scifi junkie. Rosie has a BS Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and is currently CMO at Storj.

Rudo Kemper
Digital Democracy

Rudo is a geographer and technologist working in solidarity with Indigenous and other local communities to co-create and use digital tools for self-determination and self-representation. He got his start working with communities in the Amazon rainforest in the early 2010s, where he accompanied communities like the Matawai Maroons of Suriname in mapping and monitoring their ancestral lands, and documenting their traditional knowledge and oral histories. These experiences are also what led him on the path of applied technology and toolbuilding, since off-the-shelf tools were ill-equipped for the remote, offline jungle context, or simply not built with Indigenous users in mind.


Rudo currently works with Digital Democracy, where he is accompanying communities across the globe in building and using mapping tools to defend their lands, and stewarding the development of the Earth Defenders Toolkit, a collaborative digital platform for earth defender communities and their allies. He currently serves on the executive boards of Native Land Digital and the International Society for Participatory Mapping, and the circle of advisors of the Sacred Fire Foundation. He is the founder and one of the core stewards of the open-source application Terrastories, used by Indigenous communities across the world to map their place-based oral histories.


Originally from Curaçao, Rudo has worked with communities across the world, including in Suriname, Kenya, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, and the United States. He is currently based in Tauxenent aka Springfield, Virginia (United States) with his partner Liz and their dog Tobi.

Sam Weiser
Del Sol Quartet

Sam Weiser, a member of the award-winning Del Sol Quartet, has studied and performed chamber music with many of today’s greatest musicians and pedagogues. Sam is a graduate of Tufts University, the New England Conservatory, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Ian Swensen, Lucy Chapman, James Buswell, and Patinka Kopec. Sam regularly pioneers works by living composers, premiering hundreds of new works by composers such as Vijay Iyer, Huang Ruo, and Chen Yi. Past performances have included collaborations with legends such as Norman Fischer, Gil Kalish, David McCarroll, Dimitri Murrath, and Jean-Michel Fonteneau. He has also served as concertmaster for the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, as well as the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. When he is not playing music, you can find Sam engaging his imagination by playing (and running) games of Dungeons & Dragons or honing his culinary skills with fresh ingredients from the farmers market.

Sanketh Kumar
COWDe.Net | Janastu | GramSevaSangh

For the last many years, Sanketh’s work has involved using his background in engineering for sustainable and environment-friendly solutions for programmes for rural livelihood generation.


Working with Gram Seva Sangh (rural producers collective) and Mitan (handicrafts) introduced him to the world of handicrafts and the culture and philosophy of hand-making. Along with Janastu, he has worked on several projects wherein he focused on integrating elements of DIY-culture and self-directed learning with local and indigenous culture and knowledge.


Sanketh also helped Janastu setup a Community Owned Wireless Mesh Network in their rural research lab area, wherein it played a key role in providing access to education which had gone online during the pandemic. To take this work of Janastu further, upon requests from other communities in India, Sanketh is now working on a collective called COWDe.Net

Santiago Bazerque
Hyper Hyper Space

Santiago Bazerque is the creator of Hyper Hyper Space, the first decentralized application environment based entirely on open web standards. He is a computer scientist and lives in Argentina.

Sawood Alam
Web and Data Scientist, Wayback Machine, Internet Archive

Dr. Sawood Alam is a Web and Data Scientist of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive (IA). He pursued his Masters and PhD degrees from the Old Dominion University while working with the Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) Research Group. In recognition of his contributions to the digital preservation community, Dr. Alam received the NDSA 2020 Future Stewards Innovation Award. Part of his responsibilities at IA is to lead the research efforts of Wayback Machine to support both internal processes with data insights as well as external researchers from around the globe. In addition to working with IA, he collaborates on many research projects and standardization efforts. Moreover, he serves academic programs and grad students in various universities as an advisor. He is familiar with more than half a dozen natural languages with primary contributions in promoting Unicode Urdu on the Web, which is an under-resourced complex-script right-to-left language with many unique challenges. Dr. Alam is coming to the DWeb Camp with his expertise in Decentralized Web Archiving.

Seph Gentle
Invisible college

Seph has been programming since before he discovered people were interesting. He’s been working on collaborative technology for the last decade - including working on Google Wave and all sorts of other fun collaborative editing projects. Recently he’s made the world’s fastest CRDT for text editing. Seph believes we should rewrite all the world’s software to just work in a local first, collaborative way.

Seth Frey
Professor, UC Davis

I am a cognitive scientist and computational social scientist who studies human decision behavior in complex social environments. My expertise is in computational approaches to self-governance and the cognitive science of strategic behavior.

I am a professor in Communication at the University of California Davis and an affiliate of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. I was a behavioral economist at Disney Research Zurich in Walt Disney Imagineering, a Neukom Fellow at Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute, and a student at the New England Complex Systems Institute. I earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Informatics at Indiana University in 2013, and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.

My work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, TEDx, BBC Radio, Hacker News, and Nautil.us Magazine. It has been funded by the NSF, NASA, and the JSPS.

Shafali -
Janastu and Servelots, YLT Fellowship Harris School of Public Policy

By training Shafali is a new media designer and a computer science engineer. She is currently building her practice in the space of Community, Technology and now, Policy. As a part of Janastu collective, she works with archives to bring out diverse narratives, stories and with young women in rural areas to explore feminist spaces. As a fellow with Harris School of Public Policy, Chicago she’s pursuing research on community networks and how they can foster a space for co-creating the internet keeping feminist values and care practices in mind. As a new media artist and designer, her work critically questions the existing systems in place and looks beyond the horizon.

Sid Sthalekar
Neighbourhoods

Sid’s experience spans both ends of the economic spectrum: from heading South Asia's largest trading desk, to exploring distributed economic paradigms in the Gandhi Ashram in India.  

As part of the Neighbourhoods project, he is interested in sense-making infrastructure for new kinds of social and economic coordination. Such systems enable the contextual articulation and porting of 'reputation currencies'.  

He believes this is the key to discovery, engagement and commercial interactions within the dimensions of culture and social fabric.

Silke Noa Elrifai
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Silke Noa is a lawyer and mathematician with a passion for privacy tech. Silke has advised blockchain projects since 2014 focusing on legal product design that is both pragmatic and dispute-resistant. She regularly advises on DAO structures and their interaction with legacy legal systems. Silke is admitted to practice law in England & Wales, New York and Germany and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Spencer T Brody
Lead Software Engineer, 3BoxLabs (Ceramic)

Spencer is a Protocol Engineer at 3Box Labs, the makers of Ceramic. He was formerly an engineer on the core server team at MongoDB, working on the distributed systems components of the database. He spent many years working on MongoDB's sharding system for horizontal scalability before becoming the tech lead of the Replication team, responsible for MongoDB's RAFT-based consensus system. Before that he was briefly a software engineer at Google before quickly becoming disillusioned with big company life. Initially a blockchain/cryptocurrency skeptic (and still a skeptic of many aspects of DeFi and current crypto culture), he became interested in the space after learning of the applications of decentralized tech to data and identity.

Stefan Magdalinski
Filecoin Foundation & Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web

Battle-weary Web/Web2 person, reinvigorated for the next boss fight. This time, we’ll get it right, RIGHT? Things I’ve cofounded that still exist: http://www.moo.com , http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ , http://www.openrightsgroup.org , http://www.writetothem.com . I’ve been an (bad) engineer, (better) CTO, COO, and CEO. I’m an extreme nerd about usability- If people can’t use, or don’t enjoy the thing you built, try again. Other interests - democracy, privacy, security, civic hactivism. I don’t like linkedIn either but it does have a timeline: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smagdali

Surya Kramer
Culture for Care

Surya Kramer is a social architect and somatic educator who's pioneering insights into emotional awareness and relational intelligence inform all aspects of her work. She is founder of Flagship Care, a consulting group offering community buiding and healing practices to help embed right relationshop inot the social DNA of organizations.

Tania Silva
Coolab

I am a being in development, processing what is happenning with the world and my surrounding, observing and looking for what is my relationship with all this crazy party. I like to play with computers, kids, plants, myself and anything that attract my attention and curiosity. 

Tatsuya Sato
Holochain Community Member, Co-Founder, Kizuna Messaging Application

I was born in Japan but, I moved in the Philippines when I was 6 and grew up there. I was fortunate enough to learn 3 languages (Japanese, Tagalog, English) simultaneously which helped me appreciate many way languages represent culturally contextual information. Soaking up two cultures that are quite different with each other (Japanese and Filipino) early on helped me appreciate the things you can only experience when you fully immerse yourself in the context of where and who you are with. This early experience led me to fall in love with Holochain as it deeply values contextual information in an agent centric world it is trying to build.

I took Entrepreneurship as a Undergraduate Program in university. I was also always more eager to understand how the current world order worked economically, socially, politically, and financially. The more I understood it (or so I thought), the more it felt like something can be fundamentally be improved. And Blockchain at first seemed like it could actually do some things better than how it is being done today. 

And so during my college years, I worked together with a local blockchain project which was trying to create a royalty program. However, at this time, things still didn’t really “click” within me. All of this changed when one of my colleague introduced me to Holochain. As I read the white paper, many “yes, that’s it!” or “Wow yeah!” was getting uttered in my head. This was the start of my journey in Web 3/distributed systems and networks. And after graduating university, I started a software development company with Akira (he’s also here) whom I share a lot of my vision with til this day. All of this led me to start self-learning programming and becoming a software developer/architect 3 years ago.

After getting introduced to Holochain, we contied to learn about it and meet more people in the community as we started our small company. As we did, we fell in love with what Holochain tries to enable in the world. We started to play around with an idea of creating a chat tool/app that is attune to the real need of the people who use the app. An app that can make you feel confident and comfortable in building bonds with one another. 

And out of this, Kizuna (A Japanese term for “deep bond”) messaging application project was started. You can know more about the project here https://kizuna.foundation/en/. our aim is to create distributed tools and applications that can redistribute power, resource, and information without losing contextual information and without ever needing to have one figure or entity control the flow of the entire resource of the community/organization/etc.
 

Taylor Ferrari
Change Steward

I am a researcher, strategist, facilitator, educator and healer project-ing in the worlds of complexity and design. I steward individuals, groups and communities through creative and transformative processes toward lives of interconnectedness, agency, accountability and nourishment.

My practice is relational and participatory, and focused on co-creating accessible and desirable futures and transitions.

T B Dinesh
Tech Director, Janastu and Servelots

I am likely a community media activist. We wish for an Internet that is inclusive of those marginalised by literacy.

Tony Lai
Fellow, CodeX Stanford Center for Legal Informatics

Hi, I'm Tony, and I grow projects and communities around agency, belonging, and purpose. I tune into resonances of collective potential in small groups and local solidarities that can gesture beyond themselves toward broader horizons of moral concern. I research, build, and bridge between the worlds of Computational Law, Commons Interoperability, and the Governance of Collective Goods.

In my researcher role, I founded a Blockchain lab at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and co-steward related projects, including the Stanford Journal on Blockchain Law and Policy, the MIT Computational Law Report, and the Stanford Climate Data Policy Initiative. I also held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Hawaii Law School, teaching a course on Legal Engineering for the Biosphere.

In my professional/builder/hacker roles, I advise on decentralized systems based solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss; I work with various DAOs and decentralized collectives, often advising on governance; I co-founded a legal-tech venture, Legal.io; and helped build a startup accelerator, StartX.com. Before heading to Stanford and Silicon Valley, I clocked 10,000 hours as a tech, data, and IP lawyer, and read history at Oxford, thinking mostly about belief systems and rituals.

I resonate with the notion that we might nurture DAOs better as Decentralized Autonomous Organisms, more ecological, less institutional, weaving us, by choice into nurturing environments where we find permission to grow; that NFTs represent a new way of seeing, a method for institutional recognition, and also a way of nurturing and recognizing the intimacy between ourselves and the beings and happenings we hold meaningful; and that intimacy to nature will be foundational to the change our world needs to feel and act on for humanity to survive and thrive.

I'm working through various collectives to build evolving and freely usable technical and legal templates, tools, and infrastructure to enable any artist to collaborate with a nature-serving project, to help institutions recognize the value of nature, and to support relationships, activism, and an extitutional flow of resources and awareness into a commons of value for these projects.

Born in England, of Chinese ancestry, and now growing rhizomes in California, France, Singapore, and New Zealand, I nomad through The Embassy Network, experimenting with identity, governance and commoning in autonomous communities, spaces, and projects, seeking jam partners with my violin and whiteboard.

Trav Fryer
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Trav Fryer is an independant artist from Vermont. His interests in maintenance, anarchy and resilience are expressed through endeavors including being a member-owner of Autonomic Cooperative (autonomic.zone), a couple Scuttlebutt projects, helping organize a Repair Cafe and stewarding a home and free store.

https://teafry.me

Tyler Childs
Founder, Sillyz.Computer

TyChi is an internet artist. Like Spider-Man, he slings web stuff.

His in progress work is best compared to the film Monsters, Inc.. A bit spoilery, but the flick charts the progression of two societies living in a dystopia and their path towards a utopia. The monsters use the fear of the innocent to power their burgeoning, swanky society. In the end, it turned out that laughter was the best medicine and the humans no longer needed to be afraid of the artificially scary monsters.

The current state of this work is a blog that outlines what it is like living in a society fueled by fear-induced machines powered by greed. The ending is being written in real-time, but it should be all of us laughing the "Metaverse" into the ground if these clowns want to seriously take the world wide web on for a second round.

Vaipunu Ian Tairea
Project Sunrise | Tai Collective
Victoria Ivanova
R&D Strategic Lead, Serpentine

Victoria's research and strategy development focus on systemic and infrastructural conditions that shape socio-economic, political and institutional realities. To this extent, she develops and operationalises experimental approaches to organisational design, policy, finance and rights. 

Viktor Zaunders
Holochain, shirocoop.xyz

Viktor studied economics and technology, had a brief post graduation career as a statistical progammer and database architect. Left the corporate scene to dig deep into permaculture and become a mushroom farmer. Runs a mushroom and co-working coop in Sweden while architecting holochain applications that serve to create thriving regenerative local food webs. Interested in creating tools for the many local social spaces he is a part of. Also deeply engaged in currency design (along the lines of the metacurrency project) and a warm data host. Father of two.

Wendy Hanamura
Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive

Wendy Hanamura is the producer of DWeb Camp. She was the master juggler of the DWeb Camp 2019, Decentralized Web Summits 2018 and 2016. 

She is a storyteller for social change.

As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, Hanamura uses her communication skills as a veteran journalist and leader in non-profit media to share the remarkable mission of the Internet Archive—providing people everywhere with unfettered access to knowledge. 

 

Videos from the summit:

Wesley Finck
Holochain developer, self-employed

Ever since graduating university in 2020, Wesley has been on a wild journey of discovery, including a surprise career pivot into distributed application development (mostly with Holochain) and stumbling into the world of tools-for-thought and personal knowledge management. He is passionate about life-long learning and especially the tools that can make it more fun, engaging and effective, which he is eager to share about during his personal knowledge management workshop! Wesley likes spending his time outdoors, gardening, cooking, all in conviviality with great people. He also enjoys reading, writing, filmmaking, and communicating complex ideas in accessible ways. You can find some more of his work and thinking at https://wesleyfinck.org

Willem Wyndham
Co-founder, Aha Labs

Left a PhD program to work for NEAR Inc starting in 2019. Helped build tooling for smart contract development. Started Aha Labs in 2022 to build intuitive tools for smart contract developers and educational materials to help onboard developers to Rust and NEAR.

Yalor Mewn
Chief of Operations and Community Steward, MetaCartel DAO; Founder, MCON.fun; Creator, GM Bus

Yalor Mewn is an organizer of round tables, a seeder of human ingenuity, focusing on DAO operations and execution for the last 5 years. His work with projects such as MCON, MetaPod, and MetaCartel echo across the halls of the metaverse. As a founding member of RaidGuild, MetaGame, GitcoinDAO his work continues to have a lasting impact on the Ethereum ecosystem. He now functions in an advisory capacity to such DAO’s as Venture DAO, Moloch, & Logos. 

Ying Tong
Core Engineer, Electric Coin Company

Ying Tong is a core engineer at the Electric Coin Company, building zero-knowledge proof systems and cryptographic primitives for decentralised private cooperation. She is working to make computational integrity and verifiable computation a primitive in communications between trust systems. She also enjoys contributing to open-source community projects, such as Foresight Institute's Tech Trees, efforts by the Ethereum Foundation, 0xPARC, and more.

Yondon Fu
Co-Founder/Director of Engineering, Livepeer

Yondon is a co-founder of Livepeer, an open and decentralized video infrastructure network. He is currently the Director of Engineering at Livepeer Inc. focused on core development for the Livepeer network.

Young Wong
Martial Artist, ArtsEd4All

Sifu Young Wong is a disciple of Hung Sing Style Choy Lee Fut. Choy Lee Fut, one of the most popular styles among full contact fighters throughout Asia, was founded over 150 years ago by Chan Heung in Gung Mui, China. Hung Sing Choy Lee Fut practitioners were instructed in the skills of defensive warfare and spiritual discipline.

Young studied both Wing Chun, (direct lineage from Ip Man, reknowned Chinese martial artist and grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun), as well as Choy Lee Fut (under Sifu E.Y. Lee, direct lineage from Grand Master Lau Bun, who is credited with bringing Choy Li Fut to America) Sifu Young's name has been entered in the Shaolin Temple and in the Choy Lee Fut origination temple in China. Young is also a retired architect and enjoys woodworking now.

Zarinah Agnew
President, District Commons

Zarinah is an academic neuroscientist by training and now runs two organisations - one dedicated to engineering experimental spaces where humans can experiment with self determined forms of governance and socioeconomics, and one dedicated to the study behaviour in these spaces. Together these projects endeavor to both prefigure and conduct empirical research into new social configurations. Zarinah’s work integrates neuroscience, social & behavioral sciences, with philosophy & the humanities, to attempt to explore alternative human social arrangements, such as the commons, centered around principles of mutually-assured autonomy, participation and experimentation. Their passion is the visioning of just and diverse futures, as well as researching and building strategies for getting us there.

Zarinah is the president of District Commons, a non-profit that works to amplify the emancipatory power of communities to create collective possibilities. District Commons believes that commoning, or equitably sharing and building resources, supports liberation, that communities are experts on themselves, that experimentation is vital for creating change and that immersive experiences lead to deeper learning. They steward multiple intentional community houses that center the needs and wisdoms of formerly incarcerated individuals (The Second Life Project), as well as explored ways in which community houses can help transition people from the streets into long term housing. They also steward the Alternative Justices Project - a decentralized collective that seeks to address harms in communities by expanding consent cultures, abolishing prisons, and experimenting with alternative forms of place-based transformative and restorative justice, healing and repair. In addition to this Zarinah consults for One Project on economic transformative technologies, and is a Foresight Fellow for the Aspen Institute.

DWeb 2022 Team

Abhik Chowdhury
Space Steward, Hackers Hall

Abhik wants to reduce suffering for all sentient beings. In the past he has worked in hardware design and prototyping, and as a quantified selfer he enjoys making devices and wearables for personal data collection. Now as a PhD student at Arizona State University he is excited about applying machine learning to personal data to build representative digital understandings of people. He hopes these insights could produce better aligned AI systems that could enhance cooperative governance structures that are inclusive of all humans, other forms of life, and machines.

Adam Uhlir
Space Steward, Redwood Cathedral

Adam is a software developer that specializes in distributed systems. Initially focusing on Cloud technologies but around 2014, discovered decentralized storage IPFS and later switched to work on this space instead. First, working on the RIF Storage marketplace that introduced a decentralized pinning marketplace for IPFS. Currently, he works on expanding the capabilities of another decentralized storage and communication protocol called Swarm.

Aditi Shah
Content Manager

Aditi likes to take walks on the internet. She also enjoys playing with data and has a deep affection for languages.

ajay tallam
Space Steward, Redwood Parliament Pavillion

Oakland, CA based Permaculturalist. former professional SysAdmin at Earth activist Training and KPFA radio. looking for my next career and vocation in the intersection of technology and ecology.

Alexis Rossi
Code of Conduct Team Leader; Space Steward, Cambium Pavillion

Alexis Rossi manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, software, and books, as well as the archive.org web site and social media presences. From 2006-2008, Rossi managed the audio and video collections and Open Library, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance, and the Zotero/IA project. From 2009-2015 Rossi managed internal web crawling projects and the Wayback Machine.

Rossi has been working with Internet content since 1996 when she discovered that being picky about words in books was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years managing news content at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), worked as the Editorial Director at Alexa Internet, and as Product Manager at Mixercast.

Rossi has an Masters of Library and Information Science, concentrating on web technologies and interfaces, and enjoys making jewelry, dancing, and baking Cookie Smackdown-winning cookies.

 

Videos from the summit:

Alice Yuan Zhang
Space Steward, Open Source Library

Alice Yuan Zhang (b. Dalian, China) is a media artist, researcher, and educator currently living between Berlin and Los Angeles. Her transdisciplinary practice operates on cyclical and intergenerational time. Along the peripheries of imperialist imagination, she examines technology through the lenses of ancestral remembering, interspecies pedagogy, and networked solidarity. In her current year-long research, she seeks to unravel the geopolitics of digital infrastructure through grief. Alice is a recent research resident at 0x Salon, founding steward of virtual care lab, and 2020-21 resident artist at CultureHub. She has taught Media Studies for Performance at Sarah Lawrence College, facilitated the Digital Matterealities study group at NAVEL LA, and hosted other participatory learning engagements across major academic and cultural institutions as well as grassroots community spaces.

Alicia Urquidi Díaz
Volunteer Archivist; Space Steward, Open Source Library

Alicia believes that free and equal access to information and knowledge are fundamental. She believes that a decentralized web (DWeb) that is based on open technologies, designed by a global community of collaborators, for the needs of real individuals, will go a long way to achieving broader, more equitable access to the world's knowledge assets.

Between 2019 and 2022, Alicia supported World Data System (WDS) repositories' implementations of open metadata standards and protocols, with the goal of making research data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). In early 2022, Alicia moved from Victoria, BC to Toronto, ON to work as a Metadata & Data Services Librarian at Scholars GeoPortal, a geospatial data portal hosted at the University of Toronto Libraries. 

Alicia has a background in academic teaching and research, and library studies, with a PhD in Romance Philology (Romanistik) from the University of Bamberg, and a recent MLIS from the University of British Columbia. 

In her free time, Alicia likes to knit and sew, sing, run, read non-fiction (ahem dictionaries), and play board games that don’t involve (too much) strategy.

Alison McCauley
Space Steward, Thunder Salon

Alison has been working to understand the intersection of emerging technology and how people communicate, connect, and collaborate for nearly three decades, and advocates for bringing more voices into the shaping of the next generation of the web. In 2018 Alison authored the best-selling book Unblocked (O’Reilly Media, Inc), which projected how blockchains could shape organizations and culture. 

Allison Duettmann
Organizer

Allison Duettmann is the President of Foresight Institute, a nonprofit focused on advancing beneficial technologies. She started the project ExistentialHope.com to inspire a memetic shift toward positive futures and is co-authoring a book on strategies to strengthen civilization. She directs all programs at Foresight Institute and researches how to accelerate the benefits of crucial technologies with a primary focus on AI. She speaks regularly at conferences (e.g. SXSW, Effective Altruism Summit, Wall Street Journal), on podcasts (e.g. FLI’s Podcast), moderates monthly speaker salons and Foresight’s annual conference. She holds an MS in Philosophy & Public Policy from the London School of Economics, with a dissertation focus on AI Ethics.

Amir Saber
Lead Craftsman

Amir received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a practicing Bay Area artist and educator. Amir's role at the Internet Archive is to connect artist with the collections and to show what is possible when open access to information meets the arts. He is also the founder and director of the Artist in Residence Program at the Internet Archive.

Andi Wong
Space Steward, Be Water Waystation

Andi Wong is excited to steward the “BE WATER” Way Station at DWeb Camp, a welcoming place for learners of all ages to create, collaborate, and go with the flow. Andi served as teaching artist and site arts coordinator in San Francisco public schools for over two decades. As project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, she creates curriculum, conducts workshops, hosts film screenings, and organizes participatory community events such as the annual Blake Mini Library book drive for Hamilton Families, Civic Season with Made By Us, and open-ended play with The Blue Marbles Project. Her creative partners include composer/musician Marcus Shelby, First Voice led by artistic directors Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu, The Last Hoisan Poets (poets Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong and Nellie Wong), Del Sol String Quartet, and the Internet Archive.

Andy Tudhope
Space Steward, Open Source Library

A human being in love.

Antoine McGrath
Space Steward, People-2-People Tent

Information lover, former Internet Archive employee and Dweb summit volunteer, CRSReports.com cofounder, currently running Operations at Atoms

Antonia Bustamante
Content Moderator; Space Steward

Audio engineer and coder working around the creative possibilities of programming in artistic and experimental projects. Antonia works as a developer and researcher in EnFlujo,  a lab based in Los Andes University (Bogotá, Colombia), and volunteers remotely at DWeb.

She is interested in power and the ways of exerting it, technological appropriation, and digital culture and media, and enjoys error, replica, margin, and doubt.

Arkadiy Kukarkin
Technical Director

Arkadiy has worked on creating sustainable communities on the web for the past decade. He is currently the Decentralized Tech lead at the Internet Archive and has served as  Collaborations Coordinator with Protocol Labs and advisor to Ampled, an artist support co-operative. Previously, he was the CTO at Mediachain Labs (acquired by Spotify in spring 2017) and worked on The Hype Machine, an influential music blog aggregator.

 

Videos from the summit:

Benjamin Goering (bengo)
Space Steward, Universal Access Amphitheater

Ben is a programmer, web devops, and protocol engineer who has studied decentralized social networking for 15 years. After blogging and podcasting with RSS as a kid, he later learned about standards development by volunteering in the W3C SocialWG that produced ActivityPub, WebMention, Linked Data Notifications, WebSub, and more. Nowadays you can use these protocols using any of a handful of open source apps like https://mastodon.social/@bengo . For the last couple years I've been studying cryptography more, matrix.org, ssb, DIDs, DLTs, DHTs. Recently at Protocol Labs, I've been learning more libp2p, ipld, ucans (all the jargon). Talk to me about e2ee-activitypub-over-zcaps-over-didcomm-over-libp2p to power safe social media that could work in the redwoods when the internet goes out.

Bert Muthalaly
Space Steward, Thunder Salon

Bert Muthalaly is all about joy, curiosity, and engaging with the world as it is. Currently at Electra Research finding new uses for old coal plants. Previously built an operating system from scratch with Fuchsia at Google and tried to bring sustainable design into CAD tools for architects at Sefaira. Never graduated from the Recurse Center. he/him

Brady Gill (Honey Bear)
D-Web MC // Organizer; Space Steward, Giant Sequoi Stage/Sapling Stage

Brady is the Co-Founder and Camp Director of Custom Camps. All of Brady's professional and personal endeavors center around his belief that we should be playing more and worrying less. An artist specializing in community gathering and the spoken word, Brady delights in experiences like D-Web Camp where many different people come together to share and play with each other.

Brian Eggert
Space Steward, Hackers Hall

Brian recently left a data analyst position at an adtech startup. He has previously done web design in the non-profit space and a lot of SQL in the healthcare space. He has an MSIS and an MA in Latin American Studies from UT Austin and held graduate research positions at the Benson Latin American Collection and the Social Justice Institute. Brian attended the Global Vision / Working Code summit in 2018 and has followed DWeb’s evolution with interest.

Bryan Newbold
Code of Conduct Team

Bryan finally joined the Archive in 2017 after spending more than a decade as an enthusiastic user of Wayback Machine. Over that same time period he climbed up and down the ladder of abstraction, obtaining an undergraduate degree in physics (at MIT), operating under-ice robots in Antarctica, developing open hardware lab instrumentation for large-scale brain probing (at LeafLabs), cataloging hundreds of millions of electronics components (at Octopart), and improved production service reliability at Stripe (a financial infrastructure start-up).

Bryan is a transplant from the East Coast and enjoys the road biking, large trees, generous salads, used book stores, and world-class tech non-profits found all around the Bay Area.

Cent Hosten
Space Steward, Redwood Parliament Pavillion

Cent Hosten is a researcher and community manager at Metagov.

Charles Lehner
Space Steward, Redwood Cathedral

Charles E. Lehner (~cel) works on free/libre/open-source decentralization technology.

As a software engineer at Spruce, Charles is working on DIDKit, a cross-platform decentralized identity toolkit with a core library written in Rust.

Charles participates in standardization at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - in the Verifiable Credentials Working Group (VCWG), Decentralized Identifiers Working Group (DID WG), and Credentials Community Group (CCG). He also participates in the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and Internet Identity Workshop (IIW). Charles is a Associate Member of the Free Software Foundation, Associate Member of IEEE (Northeastern USA / Long Island section), and Individual Member of IDPro.

Charles is active on the Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) network as a contributor and community member. He developed and maintains SSB applications such as git-ssb, ssb-npm and patchfoo.

Charles is excited to be able to help out at this DWeb Camp. He was extremely fortunate to have attended the previous DWeb Camp (2019) and Decentralized Web Summits (2016, 2018). He also attended Funding the Commons Summit (June 2022 / New York, NY).

Charles graduated from University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) with a BSc. in Computer Science, Class of 2015. In 2013 he was a hackNY fellow at ChatID (New York, NY).

Charles also participates in community theatre, at North Fork Community Theatre (Mattituck, NY) and Northeast Stage (Greenport, NY).

SSB ID: @f/6sQ6d2CMxRUhLpspgGIulDxDCwYD7DzFzPNr7u5AU=.ed25519

Personal Website

W3C Wiki User Page

 

Videos from the summit:

Claire Kelley
Space Steward, Open Source Library

Claire Kelley has worked in book publishing for Random House, Simon & Schuster, Melville House, Roost Books, and is currently Director of Marketing at independent radical publisher Seven Stories Press, which will release Vitalik Buterin's collection of essays Proof of Stake this fall. She is a library student in San Jose State University's iSchool and is on the leadership team of a citzens group in Boulder, Colorado working on the 2022 ballot issue for the creation of a library district. 

cynthia el khoury
Fellows Program Organizer

cynthia el khoury received her Reusi Dat Ton instructor certification from LoiKroh massage school in Chiang Mai in 2017. cynthia is an aikido practitioner, a somatic experiencing practitioner in training, and a traditional healing student of ancient Kemet. cynthia is working with APC as gender and women’s engagement coordinator for community networks.

Deborah Tien
Space Steward, Redwood Parliament Pavillion

Curious on how to unlock more democratic potential in (physical) neighborhoods in the USA. Currently co-creating digital Neighborhood Networks that aim to surface small groups of neighbors with similar ideas and interests.

Eileen Wagner
Space Steward, Cambium Pavillion
Eileen is a UX designer making sense of complex technologies. She works with numerous projects in the DWeb community and enjoys facilitating big and small events. In 2019, she initiated the project Decentralization Off the Shelf, a documentation of UX patterns across the DWeb ecosystem. Her background is in philosophy and logic, and her favorite camp activity is late-night close-harmony singing (aka barbershop).
Eleanor Deverell
Organizer

Eleanor is a high school student who yearns to contribute to the creation of a sustainable and ethical digital future where individuals are in control of their own data. Academically, she is drawn towards psychology and sociology. Her hope is to use this interest to take part in the journey of evolving the World Wide Web to advance our world by understanding how such emerging tech will affect our interactions between each other and the world in which we reside. She lives in Oakland with her two rescue dogs, mom, and brother, and plays water polo and swims in her free time.

Eric Bear
Space Steward, People-2-People Tent; Virtual Space Coordinator

I grow creative, sensitive, and distributed relational fabric around meaningful things.

Eseohe Ojo
Associate Producer; Space Steward, Redwood Cathedral

Eseohe Ojo (Ese) is Policy and Campaign Manager at Fight for the Future as well as Projects Organizer with DWeb. She is an Associate Producer of 2022 DWeb Camp. She’s worked on various projects involving policy, writing, research and communications with nonprofits on a range of issues including digital rights, the environment, freedom of expression, access to information, academic freedom, gender, democracy, and open government.

Glitch Taylor
Space Steward, Hackers Hall
Ian Davis
Space Steward, Universal Access Amphitheater

Ian is a platform / protocol engineer with over a decade of experience building and managing distributed infrastructure. He takes a particular focus on the ethical and social aspects of what he is building, and is an expert in new decentralized, privacy preserving identity and data storage solutions like Decentralized Identifiers, Verifiable Credentials, and Social Linked Data. He participates in the Secure Data Storage working group of the Decentralized Identity foundation, and is passionate about building technical tools and standards that help communities and individuals manage and share their data in a way that promotes consent and autonomy. He is currently building a more cooperative web Mysilio Co.

Ira Nezhynska
Creative Director

Ira is a designer with a focus on branding for emerging technologies.

Always being on a mission to “made new tech look beautiful and human” she made her way from traditional advertising for huge retail brands to software development for German and Nordic tech scenes, to — since early 2018 — designing for decentralized web.

These days she helps Web3 creators connect with their early adopters through the language of share and color. Additionally to her work on brand development at Jolocom and DWeb, she organizes (occasional) DWebDesign meetups in Berlin.

Jackson Morgan
Space Steward, Universal Access Amphitheater

Jackson Morgan runs O.team, a freelance dev shop for Solid, the decentralized web platform. He also contributes to Solid's open source specs and devtools.

Joachim Lohkamp
Space Steward, Cambium Pavillion

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart for community. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that enables real-world use cases in Web2 and Web3. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) and INATBA which establish the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further member of the steering committee of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF). Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized (now DWeb Berlin), the Decentralized Web Summit and Camp, among others.

Joy Q Zhang
Space Steward, Cambium Pavillion

Joy is a cross-cultural designer, engineer, and entrepreneur whose latest work of passion is BLOOP - the decentralized social search engine. Her background is in mechanical engineering, industiral design, and cross disciplinary design from Georgia Tech, Royal College of Art, and Imperial College London. More about her previous projects and art here: https://joyqzhang.com

Kelsey Breseman
Space Steward

Tlingit, forest person, engineer, and activist. Working on environmental data justice and communities' right to know about and be protected from toxics in their environment. Moonlighting as data director for a universal healthcare ballot initiative. Always interested in how tech tools shift the balance of power.

Mai Ishikawa Sutton
Director of Fellowships

Mai Ishikawa Sutton is founder of COMPOST magazine, contributor at Hypha Worker Co-operative, and an organizer and writer focused on the intersections of human rights, solidarity economics, and digital commons. They were a steward/community organizer with the People's Open Network, DWeb Camp 2019 Associate Producer, and Digital Commons Fellow with Commons Network. Formerly, they were the Community Engagement Manager at Shareable. Before that they were with the Electronic Frontier Foundation advocating for the public interest in international intellectual property policy.

Matthew Schutte
Space Steward, Thunder Salon
Expert Surfer / Non-expert Musician / Facilitator / Speaker / Philosopher / Systems Design Consultant. 
 
In this Decentralized Web world, I have worked primarily on the communications side of things (with additional work on community / business models and high level application architecture) but am presently diving deeper into software development because I want to be a bit more hands on in exploring the new applications and patterns that are becoming possible with the maturation of Holochain and other p2p protocols/frameworks/applications.
Megan Wong
Planning & Inventory Management Director

In the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit, Megan Wong joined the Internet Archive super team as an Associate Producer and Science Fair organizer. This year, she returns as the Internet Archive’s Quartermaster of DWeb Camp.
Driven by structure and creativity, Megan’s passions lie in bridging relationships- both the real and the virtual. Administering diverse projects in the open internet fields, education and the arts, she serves to steward team relationships through fun and meaningful shared experiences.

Mikey Williams
Head Weaver

Mikey plays with infrastructure for solarpunk living. 🌱

Current focus is gridkit.nz: a modular construction system for furniture and more. 🏡

Every week in Wellington, New Zealand, he organizes arthack.nz: an open space for creative energy. 🌈

https://dinosaur.is

 

Videos from the summit:

Nick Norman
DWeb Camp Associate Producer

Nick Norman serves as Associate Producer of DWeb Camp. His superpower is engaging diverse audiences through the lens of both hospitality and inclusion.  

He is a traumatic brain injury survivor and author of his upcoming self-published release, "Crumbs in My Head—A Simple Guide to Understanding the Relationship Between Food and Your Brain". A publication that draws upon his past experiences as a Chef and survivor, while highlighting research surrounding nutritional cognitive neuroscience.

In addition to his work at DWeb Camp, Nick volunteers at Open Library, doing community-building. He's also mapping his Oakland neighborhood to pinpoint certain zones that pose a greater risk of criminal activity—resulting from lower lighting and reduced traffic due to recent business closures. 

It may be worth mentioning that Nick has a hybrid cat named Wren (after a species of bird) :)

Nicolás Pace
Mesh Network Steward

Nicolás Pace is a member of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organization supporting rural underserved communities in their pursue for creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of internet. In doing so, Nicolas has traveled to more than 15 countries, getting to know most of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the matter. One of the latest actions he has been undertaking has been working together with REDES A.C., a grassroots organization from Mexico in supporting first nation communities. Within AlterMundi he has also been involved in the Decentralized Repository of Culture, a P2P project that tries to find a way around the digital culture distribution, involving everyone in the process: creators, curators, enthusiasts.

 

Videos from the summit:

Patrick Wu
Children's Steward

Patrick is a part of BE WATER waystation for DWeb, and is the Children's Steward. I aim to create a fun space and growth environment for arts, ideas and communication. I am currently a personal trainer, and I love to explore the functional range of motion (mobility) and learning about strength training.

Rae McKelvey
Space Steward, Hackers Hall

Rae is an engineering professional whose work has been featured in Nature, PLOS, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR. Her superpower is bridging theory and practice, with a specialty in emerging technologies, developer advocacy, and project leadership. She builds honest and thoughtful connections between communities with diverse skills and experiences. She currently builds peer-to-peer technology at ditto.live, formerly Digital Democracy, Simply Secure, Ink & Switch, and Dat Project.

Rhona O'Neill
Head Weaver

Rhona is a passionate community organiser and dedicated believer in the transformative power of silliness.

riley wong
Space Steward, Open Source Library

riley wong researches distributed cooperatives and community governance models, with interests in public goods and the commons, solidarity economies, peer-to-peer systems, interdependence, and emergence. they’re also exploring applied cryptography and privacy preserving identity systems. they have previous lives in machine learning at google, investigative journalism at propublica, and qtbipoc community organizing. they are based in nyc and enjoy painting, making music, and reading and writing speculative fiction :-)

Tony Lai
Redwood Parliamentarian

Hi, I'm Tony, and I grow projects and communities around agency, belonging, and purpose. I tune into resonances of collective potential in small groups and local solidarities that can gesture beyond themselves toward broader horizons of moral concern. I research, build, and bridge between the worlds of Computational Law, Commons Interoperability, and the Governance of Collective Goods.

In my researcher role, I founded a Blockchain lab at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and co-steward related projects, including the Stanford Journal on Blockchain Law and Policy, the MIT Computational Law Report, and the Stanford Climate Data Policy Initiative. I also held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Hawaii Law School, teaching a course on Legal Engineering for the Biosphere.

In my professional/builder/hacker roles, I advise on decentralized systems based solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss; I work with various DAOs and decentralized collectives, often advising on governance; I co-founded a legal-tech venture, Legal.io; and helped build a startup accelerator, StartX.com. Before heading to Stanford and Silicon Valley, I clocked 10,000 hours as a tech, data, and IP lawyer, and read history at Oxford, thinking mostly about belief systems and rituals.

I resonate with the notion that we might nurture DAOs better as Decentralized Autonomous Organisms, more ecological, less institutional, weaving us, by choice into nurturing environments where we find permission to grow; that NFTs represent a new way of seeing, a method for institutional recognition, and also a way of nurturing and recognizing the intimacy between ourselves and the beings and happenings we hold meaningful; and that intimacy to nature will be foundational to the change our world needs to feel and act on for humanity to survive and thrive.

I'm working through various collectives to build evolving and freely usable technical and legal templates, tools, and infrastructure to enable any artist to collaborate with a nature-serving project, to help institutions recognize the value of nature, and to support relationships, activism, and an extitutional flow of resources and awareness into a commons of value for these projects.

Born in England, of Chinese ancestry, and now growing rhizomes in California, France, Singapore, and New Zealand, I nomad through The Embassy Network, experimenting with identity, governance and commoning in autonomous communities, spaces, and projects, seeking jam partners with my violin and whiteboard.

Tracey Jaquith
Code of Conduct Team & Website Engineer

Tracey Jaquith is a founding engineer and system architect for Internet Archive since 1996, writing multi-threaded servers, crawlers, and more. She wrote the “what’s related” services that ultimately led to Alexa Internet’s acquisition by Amazon. An inventor with two patents, she is the Archive’s longest tenured employee after founder, Brewster Kahle.

In 2000, Jaquith left for four years to be the technical lead and founding engineer at a financial startup focusing on more efficiently trading convertible bonds.

Recently, Jaquith rewrote Internet Archive’s TV recording system as an open source single server system, capable of preserving 75 simultaneous 24×7 channels, and developed the Television Archive’s “full stack” first and second versions. For more than a decade, Jaquith held primary responsibility for archive.org and its full stack infrastructure, later launching a fully responsive “Version 2” of the archive.org website —migrating to jQuery, bootstrap, LESS, modern faceting, ElasticSearch, postgreSQL and more. She is leading the core infrastructure migration to Docker for archive.org’s in-house AWS and S3-like system. Open Libraries services will rest upon the infrastructure Jaquith is designing.

Jaquith’s first job was at Xerox PARC, writing core low-level C-language image processing and comparison algorithms using novel computational geometry based on research from her Master’s degree. 

Jaquith holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Cornell University where she focused on machine vision, robotics and mathematics. Jaquith presents at conferences (Demuxed 2016, MozFest) and is a regular guest lecturer at colleges about news and broadcast technologies.

Viktor Zaunders
Space Steward, People-2-People Tent

Viktor studied economics and technology, had a brief post graduation career as a statistical progammer and database architect. Left the corporate scene to dig deep into permaculture and become a mushroom farmer. Runs a mushroom and co-working coop in Sweden while architecting holochain applications that serve to create thriving regenerative local food webs. Interested in creating tools for the many local social spaces he is a part of. Also deeply engaged in currency design (along the lines of the metacurrency project) and a warm data host. Father of two.

Wendy Hanamura
DWeb Camp Event Producer

Wendy Hanamura is the producer of DWeb Camp. She was the master juggler of the DWeb Camp 2019, Decentralized Web Summits 2018 and 2016. 

She is a storyteller for social change.

As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, Hanamura uses her communication skills as a veteran journalist and leader in non-profit media to share the remarkable mission of the Internet Archive—providing people everywhere with unfettered access to knowledge. 

 

Videos from the summit:

Will Howes
Space Steward, Hackers Hall

Will Howes is a Computer Science major at Reed College and the Internet Archive’s Summer DWeb Intern. He is a recurring volunteer at the Aaron Swartz Day International Hackathon and presented his experience with high school activism at the 2021 event. Will is excited to facilitate participation and engagement in the DWeb community and to make more friends in along the way. In his free time, Will likes to go for runs and read, among other things, the plot summaries of movies on Wikipedia.

Coming

 

Wendy Hanamura
Internet Archive
Jay Carpenter
Desert Blockchain
Cindy Carpenter
Golda Velez
Bluesky & WhatsCookinz

bengo
Protocol Labs

Glitch Taylor

Claire Woodcock
Graduate Student

Liz Henry
Noisebridge

Danny O'Brien
FFDW

Willis Browning
Decentralized Web Technologies
Mary Lou Jepsen
Openwater CEO & Founder
John Ryan
Muinin
Wesley Finck
Holochain & AD4M developer
Alon Gilboa
Experience Protocol
Robert Mao
ArcBlock
Neils Christoffersen Kara Gloe Steven McKie
Ryan Sternlicht
Noisebridge, Aaron Swartz Day, Mindplex
Lisa Rein
Aaron Swartz Day, Mindplex
Arkadiy Kukarkin
Internet Archive
Holmes Wilson
Quiet

Alexis Rossi
Internet Archive

Mai Ishikawa Sutton
COMPOST Magazine
E (he/him)
Sutty worker
Agus (they/them)
Sutty
fauno (he/him)
Sutty
Claire Kelley Iryna Nezhynska Chad Eylander
Adam Souzis
onecommons.org
Yas Etessam Brewster Kahle
Internet Archive
Mary Austin
San Francisco Center for the Book
Adam Uhlir
Swarm / DWeb Prague
Vojtech Simetka
Ethereum Swarm
Lia Holland
Campaigns Director for Web3 + Copyleft at Fight for the Future
Fabiola
Guardian Project / ProofMode / F-Droid
Tiff R
Guardian Project / ProofMode / F-Droid
Alicia Urquidi Diaz
Scholars Portal
Ese Ojo
Associate Producer
Nathan Schneider
University of Colorado Boulder
Alison Mccauley
Unfinished
Eleanor McCauley
Student
John Kunze
kin ko
cofounder of LikeCoin & DHK dao
Mikey Williams
Scuttlebutt + Village Kit
Rhona O'Neill
Phoebe
co-founder of Liker Land, building #DePub
Braxton Woodham Kaliya Young, Identity Woman
Co-Founder of the Internet Identity Workshop 
Bryn Bellomy
Redwood / The Braid Project
Harlan Wood Ana Jamborcic
Socialroots
Harry Evans
CTO, Unfinished Labs
Charles E. Lehner
Spruce, Scuttlebutt
Michael Toomim
Braid project, Invisible College
Spencer T Brody
Protocol Engineer on the Ceramic Network
Max Burt Erik Duemig / Mercer Lain
Michelle Gaylor
Desert Blockchain
Shady El Damaty
OpSci
Arthur Brock
Holochain.org
Ian Davis
Founder, Mysilio
Hannah Howard
IPFS/Filecoin Developer
Jackson Morgan
O.team and SolidProject.org
Mark Seiden
Internet Archive and Columbia University
Raymond Cheng Patrick Rameau
Matthew Schutte
Holochain Enthusiast
Emily Jacobi
Digital Democracy
Austen Levihn Coon
Seph
braid.org
Eric Harris-Braun
Holochain
Alex Poor
Matt Zumwalt
flyingzumwalt
John Hess
Guardian Project & Open Archive
Michael Dougherty
Holochain developer
Ronen Tamari
DAOStack/CommonSenseMakers
Michelle Lee
Protocol Labs
Andi Wong
Moritz Bierling Lily Chang
Holochain Community
Will Howes
Internet Archive DWeb Intern
Noah Redler
Arche Innovation
Shiran Dudy
University of Colorado, Boulder
Steven Elleman
Jillian Ada Burrows Evan Miyazono
Protocol Labs
Christian Tschudin
U of Basel
Christina Bowen
Socialroots
Colin Bartoe Abhik Chowdhury
Arizona State University
Mark Carranza
Internet Archive

Mark Graham
Director, Wayback Machine Internet Archive

Sawood Alam
Internet Archive
Megan Prelinger
Prelinger Library & Archives
Ronen Tamari Anastasia Uglova
Lighthouse, Head of Comms & Ecosystem Development

coderintherye

Eileen Wagner Joy Zhang
CEO of BLOOP (getbloop.co)
Benedict Lau
Co-founding Member, Hypha Worker Co-operative
Guillem Córdoba
Holochain community member
Joachim Lohkamp
Jolocom
Evan Shapiro
CEO, Mina Foundation
Claire Kart
VP of Marketing and Community, Mina Foundation
Dana Beltrán
Asociación Colnodo - APC
T B Dinesh Jeffrey Ventrella Nuala Creed
Jaime Villarreal
https://mayfirst.coop
Stef Magdalinski
Filecoin Foundation
Christine Yip
Head of Community, Mina Foundation
María Alvarez Malvido Rae McKelvey
Ditto
Krupa Shinde
Internet Archive
Marcus Phillips
Education Advisor
Kaitlin Davis Tim Courtney
Brian Behlendorf
Linux Foundation / OpenSSF / FIlecoin Foundation / EFF / Mozilla / etc
Michael Hueschen
lead engineer @ neighbourhoods.network
Emaline
neighbourhoods.network
Zion Alexander Devin Ronneberg
Sundance New Frontiers + IDP Fellow
Kola Heyward-Rotimi
COMPOST
Hiure Queiroz
Coolab
Andrew Chou
Digital Democracy & Manyverse
Asha Veeraswamy
Healing Waters
brandon king
resonate
Erik Sin
Lead Front-End Developer, Digital Democracy
Stacco Troncoso
DisCO.coop
Sid Sthalekar
Neighbourhoods
Shaina Thompson Xinjiang Documentation Project (xinjiang.sppga.ubc.ca)
 Martha Bearskin
USGS and Healing Waters Fellow
Drake Talley Rithikha Rajamohan
Ethereal Engine Dmitri Zagidulin EtherealEngine/HyperConstruct, MIT DCC riley wong (they/them)
Victor Fei Bert Muthalaly Martin Dutra
Planetary
Sam Weiser
Del Sol Quartet
Amelia Winger-Bearskin Eamon O'Connor
Kathryn Bates
Del Sol Quartet
Charlton Lee
Del Sol Quartet
Ben Kreith
Del Sol Quartet
Paul Lindner Jay Graber
CEO, Bluesky
Luke Miller
Metagov
Matthew Lorentz
Planetary
Paola Heudebert Anna Tumadóttir
Creative Commons
Erika Oba Tracey Jaquith
Internet Archive
Cent Hosten
Metagov
Jack Henderson
RadicalxChange Foundation
Emaline
neighbourhoods.network
Parker Shipp 
Primavera De Filippi
Harvard / CNRS
Ellie Rennie
RMIT University
Michael Zargham
BlockScience
Sebastian Heit
Planetary
Catherine Stihler
CEO, Creative Commons
Bryan Newbold
Internet Archive
Rachel Moore
LDP Studio
Brant Hindman
LDP Studio
Kemly Camacho Jiménez
Cooperativa Sulá Batsú, Costa Rica
planetary.social Andre Garzia
Secure Scuttlebutt
Luandro
Digital Democracy
Tony Lai
Fellow, CodeX Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Matt Wonlaw Joshua Tan
Metagov / Oxford / Stanford
Trav Fryer Alex Randaccio
RadicalxChange
James Brennan
Metagov
Tara
Metagov, Blockchaingov
G. Angela Corpus
RadicalxChange Foundation
Gabriel Chartier
Laura Lotti
Black Swan
Calum Bowden
Black Swan
Max Langenkamp
Metagov
@nanomonkey
Scuttlebutt
Eric Bear
Holochain
Mix Irving
Scuttlebutt, Ahau, SMAT
Isaac Patka
Logos & Metagov
Bruce Baumgart Leona Baumgart
Ben Tairea
Āhau + SSB
Amy Zhang
University of Washington
Jim Fournier
JLINX
Alexander Cobleigh
Scuttlebutt, Cabal
Ngọc Triệu
Simply Secure | Decentralization Off The Shelf
Dylan Reibling
filmmaker
Rudo Kemper
Digital Democracy
Nicolas Pace
Association for Progressive Communications
Cody Harris
Seattle Community Network
Jack Fox Keen
Guardian Project
Esther Jang
University of Washington & Local Connectivity Lab
Luisa Bagope
Prof. Seth Frey
University of California Davis
John Allsopp
hu.bb
Alice Yuan Zhang
Media Artist and Researcher
Anna Neve
Fluence Labs
Jacobo Castellanos
WITNESS

Makasa Looking Horse
Ohneganos Youth lead

Keith
eQualitie
Randy Farmer
Executive Director, Spritely Networked Communities Institute
Kelsey Breseman
Civic Science Fellow, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
Christine Lemmer-Webber
CTO, Spritely Institute
Peter Wang
Anaconda, PyData, PyScript
Kate Sills
Alex Poor Mikayla Maki
Zed
Alexander
Founder, Creaton
Paul Gadi
OP Games / Kernel Gaming Guild
Grant Gallo
eQualitie
Christopher Lejeune
Chris Martin
Community Mapping Facilitator, Ohneganos
Rob Lach Yalor Mewn
Chief Vibes Cultivator, Logos DAO
Jack Cushman
Harvard Library Innovation Lab
Chris Lewis
Public Knowledge
Mara Abrams
Director of Impact Partnerships, Unfinished
Ross Schulman
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Shafali Jain
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Tech Policy Fellow, Janastu
Carol Xu
Co-founder, The Present of Work
Jim Fournier
JLINX
Harry Evans
CTO, Unfinished Labs
Manasi Vora
Skynet/Sia
Yondon Fu
Livepeer
Peter Van Garderen
Project Lead, Landano.io / Orcfax.link / Arkly.io
Sanketh Kumar
COWDe.Net
Daniel Holmgren
Bluesky
Jeromy Johnson
Protocol Labs
Paul Frazee
Bluesky
Savannah Lee Paul Krapfel Dominick Marino
Storj
Antonia Bustamante Mamading Ceesay
Holochain community
Brian Eggert
B Cavello
Aspen Institute
Krista Spriggs
Storj
Carl Gorringe
Internet Archive & Noisebridge
Micah Fitch
Hyper Hyper Space
Hyper Hyper Space

Christopher Lejeune
Nevemined Studio | Projecting Change | Bioglitch

Nicholas Frota Kathy Ketman Barry Threw
Gray Area
Joseph Lacey Leanne Ussher
hREA
Max song
carbonbase
Bogdana (Bobi) Rakova
Mozilla Foundation
TyChi
Indie Internet Artist
Yondon Fu
Livepeer
ajay tallam

Marta Belcher
Board Chair | Filecoin Foundation

Savannah Lee
Mysterium Network / Necto Labs
Robin
Necto Labs
Donatas Grinkas
Mysterium Network
Megan Klimen
Filecoin Foundation & Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web
Mark Nadal
GUN protocol
Kai Wagner
Jolocom
Kai Kraemer
Jolocom
Paul Gebheim
Flow Governance @ Dapper Labs
Will
Protocol Labs
John N. Kelly
Scenarioguy
Ian Tairea
ProjectSunrise.io | TaiCollective.nz
Doc Searls
Customer Commons and Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University
Joyce Searls
Customer Commons and Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University
Johan Michalove
Cornell University
Jarod
Holochain
Ying Tong
Electric Coin Company
Willem Wyndham
Co-founder, Aha Labs
Wayland S.
Instruction - Analytics, UC Berkeley
Cynlie Wang
Product Design
Noah Chon Lee
EA, Vibe Collective, Rationalists, IC.org, Viaprize.org
Jessy Kate Schingler
Embassy Network, Open Lunar Foundation, Social Observatory, CNRS
Martin (Exe) Zulliger
Jolocom
Michael Abraha
Tigray Art Collective
@mikeal @gozala
Divya Siddarth Paul d'Aoust
Holochain / Holo
Ariana Ivan
David Ernst
Secure Internet Voting
Kent Whitney Coelti
Typewriter Tarts
Heinz Jufer
Transition Town, Port Washington
James Hayes Afra Wang
Podcaster, Web3 believer
Feurene Chew
JLINX
Lawrence Lessig Jamie Klinger
Holochain Advocate
Christine Zapata Joy Chesbrough
Director of Philanthropy, Internet Archive
Cypherneet
Althea Allen
Privacy and Scaling Explorations, Ethereum Foundation
Alan Ransil
Filecoin Green
Dawn Martin-Hill
Mohawk Wolf Clan, McMaster University, www.ohneganos.com
Nikesh Nazareth
OpenZeppelin
Saffron Huang Natalie Jeremijenko
Rachel Horn
Filecoin Foundation
Meghan Gavis
Filecoin Foundation
Kelsey Breseman
Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
James Baicoianu
JanusXR.org
Yisi Liu
Mask Network & Next.ID
Zarinah Agnew
Social Science Observatory
James Hayes Victoria Ivanova
R&D Strategic Lead, Serpentine (UK)
Reuben
Dweb and SSI entrepreneur
Hehe Shen
Mask Network & Next.ID
Duke Jones
World Tree Network, SOULAR, Aerion Learning Community
Grace P Jones
World Tree Network, SOULAR, Aerion Learning Community
Kali Anevich
Six Nations Polytechnic STEAM Academy
Jasmine Wang Jonathan Bryant
Apple
Tatsuya Sato
working on various Holochain related applications (messaging, rivalrous data resolver, etc.)
Asher
Philosopher
Taylor Ferrari
Arun Mannuru @CASEORGANIC | DAO DAO | DAO GAME Deborah Tien
Benedict Lau Leilani Del Rey
The New Computer Corporation
Justin Glibert
0xPARC
zôÖma
Founder @ Samouraï Coop & Paris P2P, core team @ Berty.tech & Gno.land
Seth Frey
Professor, UC Davis
Aviv Ovadya
Thoughtful Technology Project
Mara Abrams
Unfinished
Felix Roumagnac

Rich Jensen
resonate.coop

James Brennan
Metagov
Isaac Patka
Logos & Metagov
Jessica Yu
MITRE Corporation, Innovation Toolkit
Samuel Tang Andy Tudhope
Kernel, Lover
Udit Vira
Hypha Co-op
Chad Eylander Jordan Gray
Founder, AstroDAO
Alessandro Solbiati
Steven Pattison
Fluence Labs
Young Wong
ArtsEd4all, Martial Artist
Brad DeGraf
noo.network
Steven Pattison, Fluence Labs Steve Melville
Memetic Activation Platform (MAP) Architect -- Collaborative Technology Alliance member
Dazza Greenwood
CIVICS.com and MIT
Tara Merk
Metagov/CNRS
Scott Moore
Co-Founder, Gitcoin
Matt Prewitt
RadicalxChange Foundation
J Chris Anderson
Web3.Storage
Meghan Sinnott
Web3.Storage
Holmes Wilson
Quiet
Candace Dane Chambers Andor
Benri.io
Benson Tilya
Adam Ierymenko
Founder of ZeroTier, Inc.
Louis Parker Geo Coelho
Founder - Stone App
Megan Wong Cibor Yogui (he/him)
Sutty
Kemly Camacho
Sulá Batsú Coop, Costa Rica
Patrick Wu CB Smith-Dahl
Director, Together Pictures
Zachary Larson
Vlad Grichina
Chief Duct Tape Officer, @humanguild
Paola Heudebert Molly Mackinlay
Protocol Labs
Juan Benet
Protocol Labs
Viktor Zaunders
Holochain
Ilya Kreymer
Webrecorder
Jake Hartnell
DAO DAO / Juno / Stargaze
SJ Klein
Quadrille ❦ Interlace Society
Christopher Philipp
The Climate Institute / Oceana Energy
Noah Robinson
jiboia.org
Fahad R. Khan
Founder, Pharoah.ai
 Azaan Khalfe
Student, CS, U. Washington
DAOHQ Charles Kirby
Founder, SindyXR
Marnie Webb
TechSoup
Nathan Ginnever
Gnosis Guild, Seker Factory DAO
Candy Win
Seker Factory DAO
Jonathan Dotan
Founding Director, Starling Lab
Adam Rose
COO, Starling Lab
Maggy Frias
Board Member / Saving Africa's Nature in Tanzania, Africa
Oxana Ostrovsakaya
UpperCloud
Homin Luo
Mask Network/Next.ID
Tove Andersson
KryptoGäris
Darren Zhu
Gordon Mohr Mike Hourigan
e-LIPS
Jorge Lopez
Manifold
Koh
MobileCoin
Antoine McGrath Reese Jones
Associate Founder, Singularity University
Matthew Fanciullo