People

Project Leads & Presenters

Adam Souzis
Founder, OneCommons

Adam is founder of OneCommmons.org. He has long had an interest in decentralized and participatory systems: In 2003 he released Rhizome, the first open source semantic wiki; he cofounded Kinecta, a leading provider of syndication and aggregation solutions; and built Glam/Mode Media's OpenSocial-based distributed apps platform. 

Adam likes to balance his research projects with a practical business side. He has launched a variety of companies, including a street fashion social network (stylemob.com), a cannabis tech platform (Octavia Wellness), one in ad-tech (Graphite) and one blocking ads (FairBlocker).

He is thrilled to finally bring these two sides together with OneCommons: a decentralized, non-proprietary platform with a viable business plan.

Aditya Advani
Lead Engineer, Startup

Screw Atlas, I shrug

Adrian Hope-Bailie
Head of Services, Coil Technologies

I have worked as a technology researcher, software engineer, product developer and solutions architect. These days I co-chair the Web Payments Working Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), head up all-things Interledger at Coil (and anywhere else I can) and do a lot of contemplating about how we can make payments better and connect more things and people. I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my beautiful wife, two-and-a-half kids and our dog, Rupert. I love the potential of technology, open source, open standards, interoperability and not being the smartest person in the room. I hate red-tape, closed networks, closed mindedness and writing about myself in the third-person.

 

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Allison Duettmann
Incoming President, Foresight Institute

Allison Duettmann is the incoming 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.

Amandine Le Pape
Founder, Matrix

Amandine is the co-founder of Matrix.org, a unique initiative aiming to democratise secure online communication and solve the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email, and brings the power back to the user on choosing who they trust with their data and how they want to communicate. It defines a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releases open source reference implementations of the protocol. Amandine is also Head of Operation and Products for New Vector, the company behind Riot (https://riot.im), an open source, secure and interoperable collaboration tool built on Matrix. She previously set up and led product management for the Unified Communications line of business within Amdocs and has more than 10 years of experience in mobile services and telecommunications. Amandine has a degree in telecommunications engineering from Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Electronique de Lyon as well as an EMBA from ESC Rennes.

 

Andi Wong
Teaching Artist, Project Manager, ArtsEd4All

Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. As an Arts Manager at Internet Archive, her projects include the “We’re All in the Same Boat” parade for Bread & Puppet Theater’s 2015 West Coast tour, “Decentralized Origami” for the 2016 Decentralized Web Summit, and educational outreach for a new work commissioned by the Internet Archive, created with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission - DJ Spooky’s “Quantopia,” a multimedia hip hop concert experience about the history and exponential growth of the Internet, that  premiered in January of 2019.

Andy Jacobs
Co-founder, Seattle Developers Cooperative

Andy is a life-long coder and maker, starting with the demoscene in the 90's.  After 20 years of building web applications, Andy embarked on co-founding the worker-owned Seattle Developers Cooperative.  They believe worker-ownership and a dedication to the cooperative principles is the perfect foundation on which we can build technology for a more equitable and inclusive future.  Andy hopes to bring peer-to-peer technology to bigger audiences by helping clients understand and leverage these powerful ideas in their businesses.

Angelica B
Artist

Angelica is an artist, coder and yoga teacher. She works mostly online, balancing making stupid art with personal spiritual practices. You can find her at angblev.com

Arkadiy Kukarkin
Collaborations Coordinator, Protocol Labs

Arkadiy has worked on creating sustainable communities on the web for the past decade. He is currently the Collaborations Coordinator with Protocol Labs and advising 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.

Aza Raskin
Cofounder, Center for Humane Technology

Aza Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience, was named to Inc and Forbes 30-under-30 and became the Fast Company Master of Design for his work founding Massive Health, a consumer health and big data company. The company was acquired by Jawbone, where he was VP of Innovation. Before that, he founded Songza.com (acquired by Google). For Aza, the problem is especially personal: his father, Jef Raskin, created the Macintosh project at Apple with the vision that technology should help, not harm, humans.

He is a co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology with Tristan Harris.

With co-founder Britt Selvitelle, Aza is leading the Earth Species Project, capturing, preserving and mapping animal language to human language with AI tools.

Benedict Lau
Toronto Mesh & Hypha Worker Co-operative

Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.

Brandon Wallace
Co-Founder, PLAN Systems

As a USAF veteran and senior analyst, Brandon has lived and worked around the world contributing all-source analysis and executive level decision support; including deployments to OEF and OIF.  After serving with distinguished merit, Brandon went on to attend UT Austin, graduating with honors while engaging in cross-discipline studies (communications & environmental geography). As a small business owner & technology consultant, he specializes in information systems, multi-media production, developing organizational solutions, and geo-spatial planning. Brandon is Director and co-founder of PLAN Systems, with a mission to foster human communications and relationships.

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 38 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.

Brian Hughes
Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Bryan Hughes is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool, and Contact Scheduler, an app that helps him keep in touch with friends. Outside of tech, Bryan is an active member of the LGTBQ community, a photographer, an occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Bryan Newbold
Web Archiving Engineer, Internet Archive

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.

Carley Corrado
Strategist, Enliven Leadership

Dr. Carley Corrado helps organizations enhance their impact through uniting teams around shared purpose. Her signature ENLIVEN Approach combines a simple strategy to access deeper wisdom as informed by the leading edge of neuroscience in tandem with strategic planning that is aligned with the team's vision and mission. Prior to becoming certified in Transformational Facilitation, her background includes a PhD in Chemistry and Postdoc in Physics from UC Santa Cruz where she helped create the greenhouse solar company Soliculture. Working with over a hundred farmers as the Director of Business Development, she discovered her passion for living soil, full of microbial life forms that together create fertile conditions for growth while mitigating climate change. This complex web of life inspired the development of her method to transform teams to be guided by that same innate intelligence of life.

Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Charles builds and maintains applications on Secure Scuttlebutt, with a focus on integrating external systems and protocols into the platform; current projects include git-ssb, ssb-npm-registry, and patchfoo

Cinnamon .
Scuttlebutt, Cabal

Interested in safety, accessibility, harassment & abuse prevention, UX related topics.
Also procedural art, analog art, and music!

cynthia el khoury
APC Fellow

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.

Danny O'Brien
International Director, Electronic Frontier 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.

Daveed Benjamin
Founder/Visionkeeper, Bridgit

Since BS and MS in Engineering at Stanford, Daveed has had leadership roles in startups, nonprofits, and social enterprises in emergent fields. As a "Shift Shaper," his work focuses on collective wisdom and altering systems of consciousness for positive impact. Daveed worked on decentralization in early 2000s focusing on energy, food, and water and on building local economies. Now his focus is decentralizing linking and the web experience. As CEO and Visionkeeper of Bridgit, Daveed is building post-blockchain protocols that provide 360 context for any idea or object as well as discovery orders of magnitude faster than search. Author of first-of-its-kind augmented reality book,Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature. Daveed is an Active Dreaming teacher, a SoulCollage® Facilitator, a Green For All fellow, and Founder Gym graduate.

David Anderson
Designer, hausdog

David Anderson started the hausdog brand to empower sustainable animal rescue. The current model of soliciting donations to support not-for-profit organizations creates an ecosystem where rescues pay too much for goods/services, and are forced to use resources for fundraising that should be used to rescue more animals. The goal of hausdog is to provide an alternative framework to the current model and not to be unnecessarily critical. The dog gear made by hausdog is designed to fit better than what is normally found at pet stores. Anyone who has seen a beloved dog slip a harness and get into trouble can understand why this is not a trivial concern. The merchandise line has since expanded to include calming pet treats and topical balms for people that both contain domestically-grown hemp, with no THC.

All of this might seem disjunctive, but the goal is simple. Design products that are of higher quality than average, and then vertically integrate their production in a way that reduces the costs of rescue, while at the same time generating an income stream to fund rescue activities. Rescue organizations should not need to resort to supplication on social media in order to raise boarding fees. If this model is successful it will allow rescue organizations to buy permanent facilities, and allow staff to focus on rescue-related activities.

In order to bring greater awareness to the constraints faced by rescue organizations, David will give a workshop to demonstrate his technique for making natural topical products. Participants will learn how to combine different ingredients to maximize potency and shelf life of the finished product. Many common topical products contain petroleum byproducts that include parabens - find out what natural ingredients are good subsitutes and how to blend them. The workshop will also include a presentation on producing a CBD pet treat with a standardized dose of CBD. David will share his personal experience using CBD in his rescue work, what an 'owner-surrender' is, and explain why CBD could help reduce it. Samples will be provided to all participants.

David has a MS Finance degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is on hiatus from the Economics PhD program at Claremont Graduate University, where his interest was on measuring decision-making through social neuroscience research. He is extremely disappointed with the cultural obsession over food-delivery apps.

Dawn Walker
Hypha Worker Co-operative

Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the University of Toronto focused on participatory design tactics for grassroots environmental monitoring civic technologies. Based in Toronto, she has organized workshops on mesh networking and decentralized technologies with Toronto Mesh. As a member of EDGI and Data Together, she imagines possibilities for more just and resilient environmental and climate data.

 

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Dietrich Ayala
Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

Drew O’meara
Co-Founder, PLAN Systems

Once a U.S. nuclear submarine officer and a student of computer science at Cornell University, Drew has served as CTO of SoundSpectrum, an audio visualization software company that has shipped software for over 17 years, including licensing software to Apple Inc. and authoring U.S. patent 9971632. He specializes in the design and engineering of real-time 3D graphics, data visualization, computation, communications, and distributed systems. Drew is the Chief Engineer and co-founder of PLAN Systems, leading the development architecture of PLAN. He is a passionate advocate for community-centric FOSS technologies.

Duncan Krostue
Community Director, CounterParty Foundation

Theodore Duncan Krostue is an artist from Kalamazoo, Michigan who has recently travelled to NYC, Tokyo, San Francisco, Boston and Switzerland to meet with other participants in the cryptoart movement. After selling a tokenized print of an illustrated parody on stage at the actual first auction of visual art made for blockchain use at RareAF, his self-realization of being a qualified outlier was facilitated by the affordance of participating in multiple communities. Yet this experience left him yearning to integrate greater decentralized practices with this new kind of participatory tokenized art publication.

What started as a direct result of being empowered by publishing in someone else’s system, this user’s passion-fueled action in half a dozen collections as a participant. Eventually, the deeper understanding facilitated a curator role in the relaunch of someone else's collection and leader of two of his own. His projects are not as exclusive in theme but aim to reflect best practices in greater ideologies of decentralization and consensus. Growing from the understanding for the root word of token being “to teach,” this telegram user assists artists all over the globe to participate in other various cryptoart collections using CounterParty. Most recently, this superuser has been elected as Community Director of the CounterParty Foundation.

Self-publication and local booking/performing of events consumed his non-business life for twenty years. Working at an advertising company, a record shop, a print shop, an ISP, a technology manufacturer, as an educator, on cell phone towers and being a stay-at-home father has granted this outsider a unique interwoven mind mapped perspective. As a commentator of social informatics related to spiritual issues of identity in regards to modes of creative expression, this author identifies as a blockchain theologian. Throughout his six-plus years of blockchain and two decades of p2p experience, his ultimate inspiration is Pre-Columbian use of cultural artifacts representing bits of social contracts as a pathway for greater understanding of the essence of modern-day virtual wampum.

Ellie Stephens
Communications Strategist, Jolocom

Marketing kid in tech & blockchain by day. Activist & women's rights nutter by different time of day. Scifi & romance author by night.

Eric Hellman
President, Free Ebook Foundation

Eric Hellman is Co-Founder and President of the Free Ebook Foundation. After 10 years doing physics research at Bell Labs, Eric got interested in electronic publishing, started an e-journal, started a company, built linking technology for libraries, sold that company to OCLC and worked there a few years, started blogging (at Go To Hellman), and then started working to make free ebooks work for libraries and everyone else. Eric believes that modern cryptographic tools must be widely deployed in the library and publishing industries to ensure digital privacy and security for all.

 

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Feross Aboukhadjeh
Founder, WebTorrent

Feross is building WebTorrent , the first torrent client that works on the web in the browser. He is bringing P2P to the masses with accessible, WebRTC-based P2P protocols.

 

 

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Finn Brunton
Author, "Digital Cash", New York University;

Finn Brunton (finnb.net) is the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT Press, 2013), Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum (MIT Press, 2015), Communication with Mercedes Bunz and Paula Bialski (University of Minnesota Press/Meson, 2019), and the newly released Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Technologists, and Utopians Who Created Cryptocurrency (Princeton University Press, 2019) along with numerous articles and papers.


In Digital Cash, Finn Brunton reveals how, since the 1920s, technological utopians and political radicals have turned to experimental money as they key to realizing their visions for the future: protecting privacy, bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse, and launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal. This incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world’s most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Hans Schoenburg
Developer Relations Engineer, Cosmos

Hans is hopeful that web tech can provide social prosthetics for a more just and sustainable world. He started in tech by founding an online gift economy and is curious to see where blockchains can take us. Hans is a developer relations engineer at Cosmos as well as a contributor to the Handshake project.

Hiure Queiroz
Global Fellow

Hiure Queiroz holds an undergraduate degree in physics and a Masters degree in materials science from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and is a founding partner of Sítio do Astronauta (https://sitiodoastronauta.com.br/). Hiure is a very dedicated researcher, responsible for some important technical developments and solutions currently provided by Coolab (https://www.coolab.org/). He is interested in the study and development of science and technologies through the promotion of seminars and workshops inspired by the do-it-yourself culture. In these meetings he introduces handcrafted tools, simple materials and electronics in order to potentiate the construction of things which could function to facilitate solutions in everyday life. 

Irakli Gozalishvili
Research Engineer, Mozilla

Irakli Gozalishvili is Research Engineer at Mozilla interested in bringing decentralized technologies into world wide web. He believes internet can be a truly public resource, but only if it breaks free of corporate silos and views decentralization as an enabling technology for this. 

Iryna Nezhynska
Designer, Jolocom

Iryna Nezhynska is a designer specialising in design languages for digital products and visual communication for tech startups.

Previously a senior visual designer at Deloitte Digital and design team lead at Norwegian software agency Chimera Prime, she has recently moved to Berlin to join blockchain startup Jolocom.

Always being a “person from branding” she has been working in several industries - traditional advertising for local banks and industrial companies, digital publishing for international consumer and retail brands, software development for German fintech companies, brand experience design for insurance and financial corporations and, finally, back to software development - this time for decentralized web.

James Baicoianu
Principal Engineer, JanusVR

James spends most of his time making the web do things it was never intended for. A professional web developer, search engineer, and amateur game developer for 20 years, he's finally found a job which lets him combine the three, building virtual worlds for JanusVR.

Currently, he's working on pushing the boundaries of what browsers are expected to do by combining WebVR, WASM, emulation, and photogrammetry to build worlds which seamlessly blend real, historical, and virtual realities into one.

Jay Carpenter
Founder, Desert Blockchain LLC

Decentralized realms of naming, numbering, addressing and identity are my areas of expertise and interest.

Jay Graber
Engineer, Happening

Jay is a software developer with an interest in privacy and decentralization tech. She's currently at work on the Happening app.

Jeffrey Alan Scudder
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Travels and spends his time performing, programming and making pictures. Since 2016 he has given over 65 lecture performances on Radical Digital Painting and related topics in the US and in Europe, often with collaborators Goodiepal & Pals, Julia Yerger, Artur Erman, and Casey REAS. He has taught at UCLA and Parsons The New School for Design and worked previously at the design studio Linked by Air. Jeffrey received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 2013.

 

Jess Watson Miller
Community, NEAR

Jess has led blockchain projects at Stream and THORChain since 2017. She ran a national Effective Altruism conference and has a Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Joachim Lohkamp
Founder, Jolocom/Ouishare

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart foractivism. 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 will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) that establishes the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further active as an advisor for BlockchainHub, a decentralized Think Tank and as a Connector for OuiShare. Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized, Decentralized Web Summit among others.

Joanna Antigone Nastos
Production Maven, Custom Camps

Born and raised in the metropolis of Athens, Greece, I grew up in a creative household and spent years exploring the arts from a performer standpoint. After I earned my BA in Art History I found myself in rock and roll where I learned about all areas of experience design in live music shows. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2012, I’ve expanded on my definition of what an event is and how we can collectively push the envelope to create the most unique and memorable experiences. I enjoy catering to the people who have no idea what we do and how crazy we must be to choose such a life.

From all aspects of idea creation, location scouting, entertainment, hospitality, and overall inventiveness, to manifesting and executing an event in a sustainable fashion and focused on safety, you could say that a) I’ve seen a lot but definitely not all and b) probably nothing scares me. I’ve also had more conversations about where I can rig an aerialist, if horses need to wear diapers or not, and if bath bombs will stain porcelain, than I’d care to mention. Ask me anything, I have stories and I tell them really well! (Although the NDAs I’ve signed won’t allow me to tell you whodunit.)

John Ryan
CEO, Muinin

I love getting up to my elbows in the tough stuff of new technologies. How much of decentralized is essential to achieve the best outcomes? How much of our lives do we really want to be online and digital, and preserved for the ages?

Josh Stroud
Software Engineer & Tech Event Producer, Angel Launch

Three-year decentralized technology ecosystem veteran with a background in software engineering and mindfulness as well as advanced states of consciousness at the Transformative Technology Conference in Silicon Valley. Reach out to me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/josh.e.stroud

 

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Josh West
The Mushroom Farm

Josh West is an adaptive activist who is healing the people and planet with his presence and passion for life. Hemp is his current channel to do this work in his company Boundaries Unknown LLC, which operates a hemp garden at The Mushroom Farm.

Juan Benet
Founder, IPFS

Juan Benet created IPFS, Filecoin, and other open source protocols. He is the founder of Protocol Labs, a company improving how the internet works. He studied Computer Science (Distributed Systems) at Stanford University. Juan is obsessed with Knowledge, Science, and Technology.

Kaliya IdentityWoman Young
Founder, Identity Woman & Internet Identity Workshop

Kaliya Young, also known as “Identity Woman,” is an independent advocate for the rights and dignity of our digital selves. 

She is internationally recognized expert in the field of user-centric digital identity / self sovereign identity and personal data. The Internet Identity Workshop that she co-founded in 2005, twice a year brings together the largest concentration on the planet of talent dedicated to designing and building identity systems that empower individuals. In 2010 she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium and serves as Thought Leader and Catalyst Emeritus.

Karissa McKelvey
Director, Dat Foundation

Karissa McKelvey is an open source software developer, writer, project manager, and activist supporting an equitable web. She develops and maintains a wide variety of tools and services for Digital Democracy. She is also a board member of Code for Science and Society and a Director of the Dat Foundation. Formerly a data scientist, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to an experienced software and web developer, she leads teams to success with diverse projects in academia, non-profits, and industry. In her spare time she plays the trumpet and volunteers at The Debt Collective as a technology consultant.

 

Kelsey Breseman
Archiving Coordinator, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative

I'm one of the leaders of the Tessel Project. I'm also a neural engineer, a lover of the woods, and an adventurer.

 

I'm currently writing a book, "Climate Change for Changemakers," exploring how engineers and entrepreneurs can get up to speed on fighting climate change. 

 

Some things I care about:

  • Community, transparency, and openness drive innovation.
  • It is important to work on things that contribute to a future you want– ideally with a majority of your time.
  • Living well includes breathing deeply, being outside, and going to sleep tired at the end of the day.
Laniyuk .
Poetic Computation, blockades.org

Laniyuk is an award winning queer Aboriginal poet born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She is currently exploring the intersection of her poetry, decolonial theory and P2P technologies (poetic computation ala Taeyoon Choi) co-running workshops for queer people of color in Melbourne exploring accessibility and safety of P2P technologies. She has also run decolonial lectures and workshops for universities and in Aotearoa New Zealand at the first Scuttlebutt gathering.

 

Lee Tzu-Tung
Global Fellow

Lee Tzu-Tung(李紫彤) is a conceptual artist focusing on decolonizing art and political hegemony (tzutung.com). She surfs between performances, web-art, on-site installations, experimental films and creates her works in contemporary art, academia and political domains. On 2019, she co-found ARThon, Taiwan first hackathon for artists, and its trans-disciplinary community Tinyverse (arthon.cc).

Luandro .
Community-first architecture

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 5 years, building together with his neighbors a community network.

Maggy Frias
Executive Fundraiser & SF Realtor, Roots & Shoots Dar, Tanzania. Jane Goodall Institute / Tanzania Realtor for Remax, San Francisco

Maggy Frias studied fundraising at Boston University and is currently working as an Executive fundraiser for the Roots and Shoots organization in Dar es Salem, a youth oriented, ecologically focused organization fighting to save the Pugu Hills Forest in Tanzania. As a community educational center operating under the auspices of the Jane Goodall Institute. She considers it a privilege to work with Dr. Goodall and her grandson, Merlin, the center’s manager. She is also a board member at Saving Africa’s Nature (SANA) in Tanzania, also affiliated with the Jane Goodall Institute of Dar es Salaam.

The health of the world’s oceans and the welfare of Africa’s wildlife and its people are Maggy’s primary passions. Maggy is a realtor with years of experience in business management and charitable causes in both humanitarian and environmental spheres which allows her to provide the managerial and logistical skills to the conservation organizations she serves.

Mai Sutton
writer, digital commons steward, People's Open Network

Mai Ishikawa Sutton is a writer, digital commons activist, and freelance organizing consultant. She is a steward/community organizer with the People's Open Network, library assistant at the Oakland Public Library, and the Digital Commons Fellow with the Commons Network. Her writing focuses on intersections of human rights, solidarity economics, and digital commons. Formerly, she was the Community Engagement Manager at Shareable. Before that she was with the Electronic Frontier Foundation advocating for the public interest in international intellectual property policy.

Marcela Guerra
APC Fellow

Marcela Guerra is a craftswoman with a focus on technological
appropriation and object-making through workshops and immersive
experiences. She holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from UNESP
in São Paulo, and is part of the collective Sítio do Astronauta, which
investigates and develops non-disciplinary technologies that amplify
learning skills and enable artistic expression.

She has experience in managing workshops throughout the state of São
Paulo, including spaces such as hacklabs, permaculture centres and
SESCs. In 2015 her project "Diversões eletrônicas na roça" led the
public to create electronic crafted toys in rural areas of Minas Gerais.
After this successful experience she was invited to participate in the
Lemann Institute of Creative Learning where she had the opportunity to
go through an intensive creative learning course with researchers from
the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at MIT MediaLab.

Since 2016 she has lived in the Souzas neighbourhood in Monteiro Lobato,
São Paulo, where she contributes to a number of local initiatives: the
"Cassava Festival", an independent festival organised by the Souzas
neighbourhood community; the "Espaço do Fazer", an open laboratory for
research, creation and development of projects, located inside the
Pandavas Institute, a rural school in the neighbourhood; and the
"Associação Portal sem Porteiras", a non-profit association that seeks
to develop alternative forms of accessing and producing information.

Currently, Marcela is the chairwoman of the Associação Portal sem
Porteiras and member of its communication council, where she explores
experimental methodologies to help enable the community to develop a
critical sense in the processing of information produced by new media.On
2019-06-29 00:36, Mai Sutton wrote:

Margaret Warren
Artist, Technologist, Founder, Image Snippets

Margaret Warren is an artist and technologist. She is the creator of the ImageSnippets, a system for describing images using linked data, semantic web and knowledge representation techniques. 

As an artist, Margaret creates works in 2D and 3D and installation pieces in multiple styles and mediums and has been actively involved in the arts since she was a child. She has been associated with numerous galleries in Northwest Florida and was a studio artist at First City Art Center in Pensacola, Florida for over 3 years and a program director and on the board of the Arts & Design Society in Fort Walton Beach for over 4 years. Her work has been shown and sold internationally and commissioned by clients. 

She is also a co-founding member of a collaborative art group called the Southeastern Art Players (SAP) that has been in existence for almost 10 years. Over the years, SAP has had many art ‘camps’, art parties and given many workshops and demonstrations of collaborative art ‘playing’. The work created by SAP is very different from any of the work that is created independently by any one member of the group and this has been one of the most rewarding realizations of the SAP experience. The SAP work has won awards, been purchased into the prestigious Cinco Banderas collection in Pensacola, Florida, used for an academic book cover and sold into collections all over the world.

 

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Mark Nadal
Founder, GUN

Mark is a mathematician turned programmer. He runs a VC backed Open Source company and has traveled to 30 countries. The diverse cultures he has experienced fuels his passion for learning, sharing, and creating open technology freely for all.

 

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Mary Lai
Artist, Hacker, & Cross Pollinator in ScuttleButt, Food Sovereignty, Climate Restoration

Mary’s concerns and cares in health care, food, social justice and permaculture, eventually led to learnings in intersectionality, food soveriegnty and watershed ecology. In connecting the dots that health comes from good food, good food comes from good soil, and water is the conduit for life of all, she then understood that it’s how humans collectively manage Earth’s commons that will determine our collective fate in the anthropocene.  


She invests alot of her time and care into Diversity and Inclusion efforts, focusing on empowering the voices, skills and leadership of BIPOC, women, non-binary and trans folk.


As an open source developer, hacking on indie projects and decentralised technologies such as Secure ScuttleButt, Mary believes that decentralised web tools can facilitate in localised community action, in acts of social resiliency and resistance, and to together engage in bioregional food systems re-engagement and climate cooling and restorative initiatives.

Mary Lou Jepsen
Founder & CEO, Openwater

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder and CEO of Openwater, (https://www.openwater.cc/). Previously, she was Co-founder and CTO of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and a former executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google, and Intel.  Other highlights: former MIT Professor.  Founded 4 hardware companies. 250 published or issued patents.  TIME named her one of the hundred most influential people in the world. 

Her latest company, Openwater, aims to create an inexpensive, noninvasive, portable medical imaging device that rivals MRI quality imaging at a fraction of the price and size.

Matt Davis
Director of Emerging Technology, Mediacurrent

Matt is a software engineer with a passion for exploring possibilities at the intersection of human rights and emerging technology. With a background in international human rights works as well as the Drupal and Angular open source communities, he is excited to be volunteering as a coordinator of the humanitarian track of the Decentralized Web Summit.

 

Matthew Schutte
Director of Communication, Holo
Matthew Hodgson
Technical Lead, Matrix

Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: a not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releasing open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as universal and interoperable as email.

Matthew juggles Matrix with the roles of CEO and CTO of New Vector, the company behind Riot.im, the flagship collaboration app built on Matrix. Previously, as a technical lead at MX Telecom (acquired by Amdocs in 2010), Matthew designed & architected Amdocs’ next-generation Video/VoIP client and network infrastructure, and draws on his Internet background to rapidly deliver carrier-grade enhanced communication solutions to network operators. He has specialised in interactive video and telephony applications for over 16 years, including co-founding a digital marketing startup, and contracting roles at Accenture and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has a BA in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Cambridge, and has lectured on VoIP at Imperial College London.

Matthew believes in the virtues of open collaboration. We live in an era where we can benefit very easily from cross-industry inputs to foster innovation and we don't make enough out of it. He wants to change the world to give access to communication and privacy to everyone while keeping the user's experience at the heart of every new product and leaving everyone the choice of their provider.

Merlin van Lawick
Global Fellow

In charge of developing the Pugu Environmental Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (sometimes called the Jane Goodall Nature Center.)

Merlin van Lawick
Global Fellow

Merlin was born in Dar es Salaam of Dutch, English and Mwela, Tanzanian decent. His diverse heritage
has aided his open-mindedness and respect for cultural diversity. After finishing his A level education, he
made up his mind to pursue a unique path outside of university, in which his fulfillment is a commitment
to others and to the environment. He is presently in charge of developing the Pugu Environment Center,
affiliated with the organization founded by his grandmother, The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).

Merlin is committed to the emerging decentralized application technology and the potential of
transparent, open-sourced and consensus tech-based solutions. He co-founded Afriplains Digital
Technologies with the intent to provide resources to young talents. He recognizes that this emerging
technology can address not only socioeconomic challenges and public empowerment but form an
interconnected web between diverse cultures, eventually moving toward an evolution of a better-
connected global consciousness.

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.
 

Mikey Williams
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Mikey is working to solve group coordination problems. He's currently building peachcloud.org, a hosted Scuttlebutt pub-as-a-service platform. Every week in Wellington, New Zealand, he organizes arthack.nz, a local gathering to open space for creative energy.

https://dinosaur.is

Mitra Ardron
Lead on Decentralized Web Project, Internet Archive

Mitra Ardron is the technical lead for the decentralization work at the Internet Archive. Apart from building a decentralized version of the archive he is interested in how we can build tools that can work across different decentralized architectures, and has built small libraries for naming and authentication.   Prior to the Archive, He co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications (apc.org), co-authored several internet standards, and was CTO on the first peer to peer video sharing system (which pioneered sharding and content addressing).  His passions include renewable energy (ran solar payment networks across Africa); and mentoring innovators working to make the world a better place. 

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

 

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Molly Mackinlay
Project Lead, IPFS

Molly Mackinlay is the Project Lead for IPFS - the InterPlanetary File System. After spending 5 years at Google managing products like Native Client, Google Classroom, and mobile Search while participating in the wider IPFS community in "1% time" - she now spends her time identifying and coordinating action on the most important challenges in the IPFS ecosystem. Her responsibilities as Project Lead extend from yearly priority setting to cross-working group coordination, and everything in between.

 

Videos from the summit:

Nicolás Pace
AlterMundi A.C

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.

noffle .
Cabal, Mapeo, Scuttlebutt, KappaDB

noffle is a hacker (the kind that DIYs together chunky fixes to problems), aspiring woodsperson, and anarcha-buddhist. They try to balance computer time with adventures in nature & with friends.

Paul Frazee
Co-Creator, Beaker Browser

Paul is the co-creator of the Beaker browser and an active contributor to the Dat protocol. Previously Paul helped found the Secure Scuttlebutt project, and has a history of working at small Web development agencies. He's here to talk about peer-to-peer computing and how the Web can become a live environment.

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Paul d'Aoust
Developer Mentor, Holo

Ever since he was little, Paul has loved investigating the connections between seemingly unrelated topics. These days, he's especially interested in learning about the ways that technology can help or hinder our journey toward a regenerative future. He currently works with Holo as a developer mentor, helping app creators understand and build with the Holochain distributed framework.

Peter DePaulo
Developer Relations, NEAR

Peter is a product-focused engineer with over 7 years of experience in tech who has shipped code to millions of users with pharmaceutical oncology clients such as Pfizer, Merck, and Roche.

Peter Lu
@_kitchen, Developer, @ThunderProtocol

Peter is a cute developer among other things

Peter Wang
Anaconda, Inc.

Data Science/Machine Learning; Ethics in AI; Cybernetics; Sense-making and collective intelligence; Upgrading Liberalism & Individualism to impedance-match the modern memetic environment; Humanity as substrate for what comes next.

 

Videos from the summit:

pospi ·
Systems architect, developer & catalyst, Holochain REA Project

Pospi is a former web developer turned blockchain developer turned Holochain developer. His current engagement is HoloREA, a general-purpose resource accounting framework for complex value exchange which has origins in a 40-year body of work. He has a strong interest in ethical production and conscious consumerism, and previously created Everledger’s diamond provenance technology before working at the Ethereum development studio ConsenSys on a range of other blockchain projects. He left that industry in late 2018 after concluding that the profit motive would corrupt and subvert any good that might be achievable, and now dedicates his efforts to building digital commons & social fabric in ecosystems hoping to create viable alternatives to capitalism.

He is based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, close to his great loves of rainforest creeks and sparsely populated beaches.

http://pospi.spadgos.com/

 

 

Videos from the summit:

Rick Wesson
CEO, Support Intelligence, Inc

Rick Wesson is a farmer and reformed coder. Between moving rocks on his seven acre urban farm in the bay area. He prefers to study manufacturing firearms, brewing beer and direct current brain stimulation. Mr Wesson has served on ICANN’s Security and Stability committee for 15 years. He serves as a member of the Board for Groundwork Richmond which focuses on teaching at risk youth nutrition, agriculture and technology. Groundwork Richmond is committed to planting trees with wifi antennas to both beautify the community and provide free wifi to low income residents. Mr Wesson is Dyslexic and is a founding member of the Bay Area DEN - Network of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

 

Videos from the summit:

Robert Best
Co-Learner & Steward, Open Learning Commons, Robert.Best

Robert Best is an open-source web developer, researcher, and graph analyst. His areas of interest are peer-to-peer technologies, collective intelligence, commoning, social entrepreneurship, and the future of work. Robert is currently stewarding Open Learning Commons, which is a p2p-learning community (See OpenLearning.CC) Most recently he was working with Holo/Holochain: a software framework+platform for creating+hosting fully p2p applications. Prior to Holochain Robert was contributing to Metamaps.cc - an open-source real-time collaborative concept-mapping web application.

Rodney Witcher
VP Product, Wolk

Over the past two years, Rodney Witcher has worked at Wolk focusing on designing and building a protocol that will enable a world where users wrest control of their data away from the big corporations and regain autonomy over their online presence and activity. Rodney's background lies in building large scale applications, honing his skills as an engineer, product designer and dot connector most recently as a co-founder of CrossChannel, a mobile and social advertising company, and previously at a number of companies as a software engineer. Rodney lives in the Bay Area and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Courtney and son Shaw.

 

Videos from the summit:

Ross Shulman
Open Technology Institute, Co-director

 

Ross Schulman is a co-director of the Cybersecurity Initiative and senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute where he focuses on cybersecurity, encryption, surveillance, and Internet governance. Prior to joining OTI, Ross worked for Google in Mountain View, California. Ross has also worked at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and on Capitol Hill for Senators Wyden and Feingold. Ross earned his juris doctor magna cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University.

Samuel Suh, JD
Cofounder, Archon

Sam has a background in coding, management, marketing, and law. He also runs several active communities, both online and offline, moderating chats, organizing meetups, hackathons, and conferences. 

Santiago Bazerque
Project Lead, Hyper Hyper Space

Santi Bazerque is working on the Hyper Hyper Space, an open source not-for-profit social platform that attempts to provide solutions to everyday life problems (communication, collaboration, commerce) while being fully decentralized, using people's web browsers and phones as its only infrastructure. He received a computer science degree from the University of Buenos Aires and has extensive experience on both technical and executive roles.

https://www.hyperhyperspace.org/

Sergey Ivliev
Director, Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain Systems Lab, Perm State University

Sergey Ivliev holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical economics of Perm State University. He is a director of Perm State University’s Cryptoeconomics & Blockchain Systems Lab, which is the main organizer of the Perm Winter School on Digital Financial Markets (http://permwinterschool.ru) and Perm Summer School on Cryptoeconomics (http://perm.school)

 

Videos from the summit:

Shokunin .
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Shokunin is the founder of Permaweb.io and the IPFS Discord. He is building the first suite of consumer apps on top of the IPFS stack. 

Shuyang Lin
nobody, g0v.tw

Shuyang Lin is co-founder and re:architect of PDIS.tw, working to prototype the future of democracy. She combines her passion and skills in interaction design and HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and her computer science background to rethink the relationship between the government and civil society. Her interested includes areas where design overlaps with ethics, policy making and artificial intelligence. 

Sol Luca de Tena
Global Fellow

Sol Luca de Tena has spent her life living and working between South Africa and Spain, and calls both countries home. She has over a decade of experience in strategic project management within technology development, capacity building, social impact and policy – with a focus on utilising technologies to address environmental and social challenges. She develops collaboration networks between often diverse interests, including communities, academia, industry and administration, and shapes projects that respond to critical needs. Sol is passionate about creating positive, meaningful change through equitable, sustainable interventions. She is currently a director of Zenzeleni Networks NPC, South Africa's first community network, as well as the vice-chair of the Internet Society’s global Community Networks Special Interest Group (CNSIG).  

Sourabh Niyogi
CEO, Wolk

I have been leading Wolk protocol development for the decentralized web since 2017.  Over the last 20 years, I cofounded and ran mobile and social advertising businesses CrossChannel and Social Media Networks and did computational cognitive science, linguistics and machine vision research at MIT in the 90s and early 2000s. I live with a wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs in Burlingame, California.

Stefan Thomas
Founder, President, Coil

Stefan is the Founder and President of Coil, a San Francisco based startup that wants to create a better business model for the Web. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “What is Bitcoin?” video, introducing millions of users to Bitcoin and created BitcoinJS, the first implementation of Bitcoin cryptography in the browser. As CTO and one of the first employees at Ripple, Stefan built new protocols for cross-border payments, now used by banks all over the world. He has also worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop Mojaloop, an open-source national payment switch that connects mobile wallets in developing markets.

Stephen Ackroyd
Founder and CEO, TouchAdventures.com

Stephen Ackroyd is Founder and CEO of TouchAdventures.com, a mobile development studio, building companies.

Stephen is Co-Founder of DirectSalesMobile.com, the leading mobile applications provider for the 6 million salespeople and the 36 million customers in the direct selling industry.

Stephen is Co-Founder of Koncentra.io, a private social network platform for building and curating membership communities using mobile and voice applications to provide infrastructure for events, media distribution, messaging and ML-based prospecting.

Earlier, he was on launch teams for Sony PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast, each running business development.  

Stephen has a BA in Computer Science from UCSD and an MBA from UCLA.

Stephen holds the belief that community building, the act and practice of bringing people with shared interests together into safe, curated environments under the direction of a worthy leaders is essential to human growth and survival.

Stephen has a crazy wife, Amra Tareen, and two normal, teenage boys.

Taeyoon Choi
Artist/Cofounder, School for Poetic Computation

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He has published artists’ books, including ‘Urban Programming 101’ and ‘Anti-Manifesto.’ Choi’s solo exhibitions include Speakers Corners, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York (2012); My friends, there is no friend, Spanien 19C, Aarhus (2011); and When Technology Fails, Reality Reveals, Art Space Hue, Seoul (2007). His projects were presented at the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2012) and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015). Choi was an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, New York (2014), The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2014) and at Art Center Nabi, Seoul (2006). He received commissions from Art +Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA (2014) and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2016). He curated Resistance and Resilience at Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont (2012) and directed Making Lab at Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang (2013). Choi holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Choi co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes on electronics, drawings, and social practice. Recently, he’s been focusing on unlearning the wall of disability and normalcy, and enhancing accessibility and inclusion within art and technology.

TB Dinesh
Global Fellow

Dinesh, as part of Janastu and Servelots groups, has
been exploring tech engagements for "Indian/South needs" through
a rural research lab (iruway.janastu.org) set up near Bangalore.
Research activities have been generally oriented towards
Web content accessibility issues for the low-literate users.
Decentralized local mesh networks, indigenous archives,
and Web Annotation tools frame the context of activity.

A community radio on the mesh using Raspberry Pi based media
repositories as nodes, captive portals and storytelling activities help
realization of renarration activities in a scenario with a large
diversity of literacy. See j.mp/janastu-mesh and see j.mp/myhill
- Anthillhacks, an inclusive event similar to dwebcamp.


Dinesh returned to Bangalore from Palo Alto about 20 years ago
for developing “Pantoto Communities - community owned
community knowledge” software that helped non tech-savvy
domain experts at small organisations do knowledge management
without depending on high-cost tech resources. After meeting a
number of people and organizations working on a wide range of
societal issues, Janastu and Servelots became an R&D body
for these groups. While the Pantoto idea is still active in spirit, its
now being imagined as decentralised archives with Web Annotations
tools to help link data, renarrate content for low literates, and to
enable mesh-based participatory services.

Tracey Jaquith
founding engineer and system architect, Internet Archive

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.

Trav Fryer
Internet Gardener, Independent Artist

Trav Fryer is a computer guy. Trav Fryer does computer stuff. Trav Fryer likes plants and reducing waste. A great way to reduce waste is to mend your own clothes. It adds character to see a visible mend. And things with character are more loved by those who use them and thusly less likely to be buried in a landfill. Mottainai is a Japanese word which roughly translates to, "too good to waste". Trav thinks that's a pretty solid philosophy with which to see the the things in the world.

https://teafry.me/

Vlad Grichina
Engineer, NEAR

Vlad started his career as a professional TopCoder competitor and worked on mobile apps since 2009. He founded a 15 person mobile dev company and worked 3 years at Google on the Play Store.

TopCoder Open Finalist (2006)

Wendy Hanamura
Director of Partnerships, Internet Archive

Wendy Hanamura is the event producer of DWeb Camp. She was the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018 and led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016.

As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has helped guide the strategic direction of the Internet Archive since 2014. Passionate about using stories to accelerate social change, she 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. 

Yisi Liu
CTO, Dimension

Yisi is now working with fantastic developers at Dimension.im on various projects towards a decentralized and privacy-preserving web. He is focusing on how to apply cryptography algorithms and schemes to the real world, including two ongoing projects at Dimension, maskbook.com and tessercube.com, to bring users a web with privacy. He used to be a natural language processing researcher but decided to work on real world cryptography and data privacy protection when he realized the double edged sword of how big companies are using and "abusing" user's data in their lives. He is a true believer of a decentralized web and would like to bring it to more users all over the world.

 

Videos from the summit:

Zach Mandeville
Code Witch

Zach is a writer, barber, tarologist and solarpunk currently living in New Zealand.  He is the webmaster for coolguy.website, an active butt on scuttlebutt, and an active zinester within the dat community.  He codes with his heart on his sleeve.  You can read more about him at dat://coolguy.website/about-me/

Zenna Fiscella
Scuttlebutt Grant Writer

Zenna is a grant writer and community enthusiast of Scuttlebutt. She has a background in autonomous activism with the Swedish Syndicalist Youth Union as well as a 7 year history working with the international network of digital fabrication labs, FabLabs. Her interest in technology was sparked at the anarchist culture center Utkanten in Malmö in 2008 where she found the hackerspace Forskningsavdelningen. Since then she has run a lab at Lund University and Coordinated the Nordic FabLabs collaborative project FabCraft. Currently she is kickstarting a podcast on "Human Centric Internet" with Edgeryders, which is going to be filmed during DWeb, Bornhack and CCCCamp this summer. 

DWeb 2019 Team

Aditya Advani
Space Steward -- Wayback Wheel

Screw Atlas, I shrug

Alexis Rossi
Code of Conduct Team Leader

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.

Allen "Gunner" Gunn
Program Design Advisor

Gunner works to help NGOs, activists, foundations and software developers make more effective use of technology for social change. He has worked in numerous technology environments from NGO to Silicon Valley start-up to college faculty to large corporation, serving in senior management, engineering, teaching and volunteer roles. He is an experienced facilitator with a passion for designing collaborative open learning processes, and is an active facilitator, contributor, advisor, and/or partner in a number of open projects, including The Tor Project, OpenReferral, Open Architecture Collaborative, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Simply Secure, and Mozilla. He is a board member of The Ruckus Society, Global Exchange, and Peer 2 Peer University, and also serves in formal advisory roles with SAFETAG, CorpWatch, LocalizED, Ranking Digital Rights, The Center for Tech Cultivation, DATA Uruguay, Libraries.io, Social Movement Technologies, The Engine Room, The Everett Program, United for Iran, and The Rosetta Foundation. He believes in melding hard work with serious fun.

 

The common thread that connects all facets of Gunner's work is a focus on open approaches to capacity building and knowledge sharing in social change efforts. Aspiration prioritizes work that supports and contributes to open communities of practice who create technology and content that benefit nonprofit and foundation efforts. Over the past twelve years, the organization has designed and facilitated almost 500 extremely open learning and knowledge sharing events, in over 40 countries across the globe, predicated on a philosophy of active participation that puts each participant “in control of their own destiny”, in contrast to approaches that place audiences in passive listening roles. Aspiration publishes all licensed work products, including software tools, books, papers and training materials, under open licenses; for published documents and media, the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike, and for software the GNU General Public License whenever possible.

 

Allison Duettmann
Space Steward -- Lightning Lounge

Allison Duettmann is the incoming 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
DWeb Camp 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
Creative Coordinator & Space Steward-- Wayback Wheel + Grow Room

Andi Wong is a teaching artist who enjoys creating memorable experiences that build community. She serves as project coordinator for ArtsEd4All, an informal collective of educators, artists, scientists, civic institutions and community organizations based in San Francisco. As an Arts Manager at Internet Archive, her projects include the “We’re All in the Same Boat” parade for Bread & Puppet Theater’s 2015 West Coast tour, “Decentralized Origami” for the 2016 Decentralized Web Summit, and educational outreach for a new work commissioned by the Internet Archive, created with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission - DJ Spooky’s “Quantopia,” a multimedia hip hop concert experience about the history and exponential growth of the Internet, that  premiered in January of 2019.

Arkadiy Kukarkin
Space Steward -- Mesh Hall

Arkadiy has worked on creating sustainable communities on the web for the past decade. He is currently the Collaborations Coordinator with Protocol Labs and advising 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.

Benedict Lau
Network Coordinator

Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.

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.

BZ Petroff
Space Steward -- Wellness Workshops

BZ joined the Internet Archive in October 2016. A veteran of the Animation industry; Lucasfilm, Wild Brain, Pixar and Colossal Pictures, it was her love of books that drove her to work for the Internet Archive. As a life long "people person" she is well suited for her responsibilities in events and people operations for the Archive. When not working, BZ likes to watch baseball, listen to jazz and go running on her beloved Mt. Tamalpais.

Cassie Boraiko
TMF Staff

A dedicated earth steward and regenerative farmer, Cassandra finds joy in the soil and nurtures a deeply rooted passion for plants. Combining permaculture principles and soil sciences, Cassandra is devoted to increasing biodiversity and decentralizing the food system.

Dawn Walker
Space Steward -- Lightning Lounge

Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the University of Toronto focused on participatory design tactics for grassroots environmental monitoring civic technologies. Based in Toronto, she has organized workshops on mesh networking and decentralized technologies with Toronto Mesh. As a member of EDGI and Data Together, she imagines possibilities for more just and resilient environmental and climate data.

 

Videos from the summit:

Dietrich Ayala
Space Steward--Mesh Hall

Dietrich Ayala is working on safeguarding the internet at Protocol Labs by turning browsers into true user agents, with technologies like IPFS.

Dietrich's first computer job was as webmaster at indie music label Sub Pop Records, doing anything and everything digital. He has since worked at small startups and also household names like McAfee and Yahoo. He spent 13 years working for internet freedom at Mozilla, the non-profit makers of Firefox. Before computerizing, he was a barista and chef.

Dietrich lives in San Francisco California at the moment, and spends a year in Asia every so often because that's where the internet is growing the most and where all of our devices come from. And the noodle soup is good.

 

Ellie Stephens
Space Steward--Dome of Decentralization

Marketing kid in tech & blockchain by day. Activist & women's rights nutter by different time of day. Scifi & romance author by night.

Iryna Nezhynska
DWeb Global Designer

Iryna Nezhynska is a designer specialising in design languages for digital products and visual communication for tech startups.

Previously a senior visual designer at Deloitte Digital and design team lead at Norwegian software agency Chimera Prime, she has recently moved to Berlin to join blockchain startup Jolocom.

Always being a “person from branding” she has been working in several industries - traditional advertising for local banks and industrial companies, digital publishing for international consumer and retail brands, software development for German fintech companies, brand experience design for insurance and financial corporations and, finally, back to software development - this time for decentralized web.

Jay Graber
Space Steward -- Lightning Lounge

Jay is a software developer with an interest in privacy and decentralization tech. She's currently at work on the Happening app.

Joachim Lohkamp
Space Steward--Dome of Decentralization

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart foractivism. 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 will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association (Bundesblock) that establishes the dialogue between blockchain businesses and politics. He is further active as an advisor for BlockchainHub, a decentralized Think Tank and as a Connector for OuiShare. Finally, you might find him as the Organizer of events like GetDecentralized, Decentralized Web Summit among others.

Joanna Antigone Nastos
Registration Sorceress

Born and raised in the metropolis of Athens, Greece, I grew up in a creative household and spent years exploring the arts from a performer standpoint. After I earned my BA in Art History I found myself in rock and roll where I learned about all areas of experience design in live music shows. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2012, I’ve expanded on my definition of what an event is and how we can collectively push the envelope to create the most unique and memorable experiences. I enjoy catering to the people who have no idea what we do and how crazy we must be to choose such a life.

From all aspects of idea creation, location scouting, entertainment, hospitality, and overall inventiveness, to manifesting and executing an event in a sustainable fashion and focused on safety, you could say that a) I’ve seen a lot but definitely not all and b) probably nothing scares me. I’ve also had more conversations about where I can rig an aerialist, if horses need to wear diapers or not, and if bath bombs will stain porcelain, than I’d care to mention. Ask me anything, I have stories and I tell them really well! (Although the NDAs I’ve signed won’t allow me to tell you whodunit.)

Jonah Edwards
Connectivity Coordinator

Jonah joined the Internet Archive in the fall of 2016, escaping from the world of online attention optimization to the peace and safety of techno-utopian librarianship. He focuses on networking and infrastructure, and comes from a background of high-performance computing, optimization, and systems engineering. He holds a BS in Mathematics with a focus on logic and set theory from the University of Washington, and in his spare time enjoys light retrocomputing, craft beer, and desolate places.

Katie Barrett
Queen of Hospitality

Katie Barrett is Development Manager of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to the world’s knowledge in digital format. Her primary goal is to help the Internet Archive improve its financial resiliency, ensuring the long term sustainability of this vital cultural heritage library.

Prior to joining the Archive in 2016, Barrett was General Manager of some of San Francisco’s premier technology conferences, including the SF MusicTech Summit and Future of Money & Technology Summit, where she drove sponsorship and partnership development, and oversaw all event production and planning.

Barrett has a background in membership development, having worked with the Grammy Awards organization as Membership Manager. She promoted artist advocacy at the governmental level, spearheaded artist professional development projects, and drove engagement with many Grammy Nominated and/or Award winning artists.

Barrett is Founder of Pops & Buzzes, an affiliation of accomplished women who work in all aspects of the entertainment, recording and live music industries. She produces quarterly networking events and salons promoting partnership, mentorship and community engagement to female music professionals in the Bay Area.

Barrett spent 2 years teaching abroad in Kamojima, Japan as part of the JET program, and graduated from St. Mary’s College in Moraga with a degree in English.

Maggy Frias
Space Steward -- Wayback Wheel

Maggy Frias studied fundraising at Boston University and is currently working as an Executive fundraiser for the Roots and Shoots organization in Dar es Salem, a youth oriented, ecologically focused organization fighting to save the Pugu Hills Forest in Tanzania. As a community educational center operating under the auspices of the Jane Goodall Institute. She considers it a privilege to work with Dr. Goodall and her grandson, Merlin, the center’s manager. She is also a board member at Saving Africa’s Nature (SANA) in Tanzania, also affiliated with the Jane Goodall Institute of Dar es Salaam.

The health of the world’s oceans and the welfare of Africa’s wildlife and its people are Maggy’s primary passions. Maggy is a realtor with years of experience in business management and charitable causes in both humanitarian and environmental spheres which allows her to provide the managerial and logistical skills to the conservation organizations she serves.

Mai Sutton
Associate Producer/Writer

Mai Ishikawa Sutton is a writer, digital commons activist, and freelance organizing consultant. She is a steward/community organizer with the People's Open Network, library assistant at the Oakland Public Library, and the Digital Commons Fellow with the Commons Network. Her writing focuses on intersections of human rights, solidarity economics, and digital commons. Formerly, she was the Community Engagement Manager at Shareable. Before that she was with the Electronic Frontier Foundation advocating for the public interest in international intellectual property policy.

Matt Davis
Space Steward -- Hyper Lounge

Matt is a software engineer with a passion for exploring possibilities at the intersection of human rights and emerging technology. With a background in international human rights works as well as the Drupal and Angular open source communities, he is excited to be volunteering as a coordinator of the humanitarian track of the Decentralized Web Summit.

 

Michelle Lee
Space Steward -- Mesh Hall

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.
 

Mix Irving
Facilitator & Organizational Support

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:

Pamela Pascual
Creative Coordinator
Ravi Rosen
Production Assistant

Ravi Rosen is the Production Assistant of DWeb Camp. He is a rising senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Political Science and Psychology. After graduation, Ravi plans to work for a few years before applying to law school where he hopes to focus on the intersection of law, governance and technology. In his free time, Ravi enjoys political discussions, traveling with friends and snowboarding in Vermont. 

Richard Caceres
Decentralized Website Developer

Richard Caceres is a developer and designer for Quip. Previously he was a Sr. Software Engineer at the Internet Archive where his primary focus was the Internet Archive's online library (BookReader, Lending, etc), as well as evolving the UX and creating a new design system for Archive.org. Richard spearheded various community-based projects at Internet Archive such as Archive Lab's Experiments and the Decentralized Web Summit (developer of the site).

In his spare time, he also develops open source apps, and is interested in writing decentralized applications that work on many platforms, and have realtime collaborative features. He's interested in increasing the diversity and craft in the software we use everyday.

Previously he was the first engineer at Cargo Collective, and also consulted with Google, Use All Five, and OSK.

Twitter, Github, Website

Sarah Allen
Space Steward

Sarah was a founding co-chaired the SAFE WG, now renamed to CNCF SIG-Security. She has been worrying about security concerns, since first building Shockwave in the mid-90s (Netscape plug-in and ActiveX control). In early 2000s, she started developing open source as part of the OpenLaszlo core team. As part of the Obama administration, she helped create open source policy at 18F and organized the Smithsonian Institution's first-ever hackathon.

Shannon Wu
Space Steward -- Wellness Workshops
Tracey Jaquith
Code of Conduct Team

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.

Wendy Hanamura
DWeb Camp Event Producer

Wendy Hanamura is the event producer of DWeb Camp. She was the master juggler of the Decentralized Web Summit 2018 and led the team that produced the first DWeb Summit in 2016.

As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has helped guide the strategic direction of the Internet Archive since 2014. Passionate about using stories to accelerate social change, she 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. 

Coming

Brewster Kahle
Internet Archive
Feross Aboukhadijeh
WebTorrent
 

Nathaniel Popper
New York Times

Mary Lou Jepsen
Openwater
 
John Ryan
Muinin
Burak Nehbit
Aether
Arkadiy Kukarkin
Protocol Labs
 
Kaliya Young
Wireline
Eric Harris-Braun
Holo
Jarod Holtz
Holo / Holochain

 

Connor Turland
Holo
Willem Olding
Holo
Dan Blah
Open Technology Fund
 
Karissa McKelvey
Dat Foundation / Digital Democracy
Frances Sawyer
Climate Change Advisor
 
cynthia el khoury
APC
 
Nicolas Pace
APC
Mark Tyneway
Handshake
Matthew Schutte
Holo
 
Alexis Rossi
Internet Archive
Liz Henry
Mozilla
Margaret Warren
ImageSnippets
 
Paul Frazee
Blue Link Labs
Devon Rueckner
Learning Equality

Danny O'Brien
Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

Leez Wright
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Seth Schoen
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Joe Mullin
Electronic Frontier Foundation
 
Juan Benet
Protocol Labs
Dietrich Ayala
Protocol Labs
Ross Schulman
New America's Open Technology Institute
 
Michelle Lee
Protocol Labs
Jeromy Johnson
Protocol Labs
Amandine Le Pape
Matrix.org Foundation
 
Molly Mackinlay
Protocol Labs
 

Ludwig Siegele
The Economist

Matthew Hodgson
Matrix.org Foundation
 
Kent Bye
Voices of VR
Podcast
mix irving
scuttlebutt / protozoa
 
Harrison Stahl
Blockchain for Reconciliation
 
Greg Farrenkopf
Open Source Democracy
Dawn Walker
Hypha Worker Co-operative
 
Elizabeth Stephens
Jolocom
 
Eugeniu Rusu
Jolocom
Joachim Lohkamp
Jolocom
Sean Baldwin-Stevenson
Jolocom
 
Charles Cunningham
Jolocom
Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath
Verse
Finn Brunton
Author, Digital Cash
 
Pospi
Holochain REA Project
Christoph
Moskalonek
Verse
 

Mark Graham
Wayback Machine
 

Jean Russell
Commons Engine
Emaline Friedman
Commons Engine
M. Sean Gilligan
 
Kate Gilligan
Alex Alekseyenko
Arthur Milliken
Internet Archive
Stefan Thomas
Coil
Robert Best
Robert.Best
 
Christopher Catoya
Epona
 
Wendy Hanamura
Internet Archive
Joseph Gentle
Statecraft
Bryan Hughes
Microsoft
 
Benjamin Goering
permanent.cloud
 
Benedict Lau
Toronto Mesh
Shannon Wu
Bloom / Mr.Progress
 
Andi Wong
ArtsEd4All
Mai Sutton
People's Open Network
seth bearden
People's Open Network
 
Jenny Ryan
People's Open Network
 
Dylan Reibling
Filmmaker
 
Merlin van Lawick
Afriplains Technologies
 
Tzu Tung Lee
Artist
Luandro Vieira
Moinho
Angelica Blevins
Artist
 
Zach Mandeville
coolguy.website
Marcela Guerra
CooLab
Mitra Ardron
Internet Archive
 
Micah Fitch
Learning Equality
teh raptor
DJ / Meow Wolf

Sol Luca de Tena
Zenzeleni Networks

 

Shalini A
Janastu
Taeyoon Choi
School for Poetic Computation
Kelsey Breseman
Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
 
Rob Brackett
Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
Phuoc (Kevin) Nguyen
Environmental Data & Governance Initiative
 
Jeremy Apthorp
Electron
 
Michael Chung
Wolk Inc.
Rodney Witcher
Wolk Inc.
Bryan Newbold
Internet Archive
Britt Selvitelle
Earth Species Project
 
AzaRaskin
Earth Species Project

Amy James
Open Index Protocol
 

Devon James
Open Index Protocol
 
Jay Graber
Happening
Sara Dean
IF/THEN
 
Trav Fryer
Independent Artist
Jon Zack
FunnelKake
Charles Lehner
Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium
rick wesson
Support Intelligence, Inc.
Mary Austin
San Francisco Center for the Book
 
Mike Waggoner
Herebox Industries
Peter Wang
Anaconda, Inc.
Sara-Jayne Terp
bodacea light industries
 
Sean Billig
Secure Scuttlebutt
Allixie Cleary
Scoop, Inc.
 
Jonah Edwards
Internet Archive
Pegah Vaezi
University of Toronto
 
Christian Tschudin
University of Basel
Elene Zedginidze
Alliance Française
John Nelson
George Mason University
Elena San Miguel Perez
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
 
Willem Wyndham
University Of Maryland, College Park
Erik Marks
University of Pennsylvania
 
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya
UC Berkeley
Mikey Williams

Enspiral & Scuttlebutt

Mark Nadal
Era
 
Maria Bustillos
Popula
Lester Earnest
Stanford University
Riley Taylor
Monash University
 
James Rezendes
Make School
Alon Gilboa
Explority
Aditya Advani
Zinc Technologies Inc
 
Yisi Liu
Dimension
Daniel Posch
Dynasty
Anthony McGovern
 
Tara Tan
Michael Youssefmir
Ben Hanna
Custom Camps
 
Brady Gill
Custom Camps
Joanna Nastos
Custom Camps
Kyle Drake
Neocities

Andy Jacobs
Seattle Developers Cooperative

 

Carl Gorringe

Carl.Gorringe.org
 
John Kunze
California Digital
Library
 
James Baicoianu
JanusVR
 
Tracey Jaquith
Internet Archive
Mark Graham
Internet Archive
 

Amra Tareen
Bed Bath & Beyond

Eric Hellman
Free Ebook Foundation
 
Rob Lanphier
Internet Archive
 
BZ Petroff
Internet Archive
Katie Barrett
Internet Archive
Abhik Chowdhury
Arizona State
University

 
Will Harris-Braun
Haverford College
Santiago Bazerque
Hyper Hyper Space
Kristine Johnson
Cal Poly University,
San Luis Obispo

 
Tom Johnson
Cal Poly University,
San Luis Obispo
Katie Barrett
Internet Archive
Lee Felsenstein
FONLY LLC
David Fox
Internet Archive
 
Carol Lieu
GoGuardian
Bruce Baumgart
SAILDART
 
Jay Carpenter
Desert Blockchain LLC
 
Glenn Sawyer
Yale Divinity School
John Backus
Bloom
 

Jackson Morgan
Inrupt
 

Alice Davis
Medium
Philip Rosedale
High Fidelity
Stephen Ackroyd
Touch Adventures, LLC
 
Steve Ray
QUDT.org
Jonathan Foote
 
Daniel O'Meara Lori Guidos

Tom Coates
Verse
 

Kasey Huizinga
Qri
Ben Tairea
Āhau NZ ltd
Mary Lai
Zena
 
Adam Souzis
OneCommons.org
Rich Burdom
Wireline
Milo Kim
UC Santa Cruz
 
Leah Malinowski
 
Leona Baumgart
Jacob Rosenberg-Wohl
Stanford Graduate
School of Business

 
Carley Corrado
Enliven Leadership
 
Mark Carranza
Internet Archive
Andrew Atwood
Permanent Legacy
Foundation

 
Paul d'Aoust
Holo LLC
Sophia Gallagher
SenseCompass
David Greenbaum
SFUSD /
ASUWISH
PRODUCTIONS

 
Tieshun Roquerre
Namebase
Anthony Liu
Namebase
Sarah  Allen
 
Judy Tuna Jen-Mei Wu
Georgiy Shibaev
DAT
 
David Phillips
Sokyo AI
Ezra Goss
Georgia Tech
 
Travis Wellman
 
Talbert Dsouza

Greg Little

Michael Toomim
Invisible College
 

Samuel Suh
Archon
Elio Grieco
egx

Clif Cox
Clifsystems
 

Peter Lu
Thunder Token
Idan Elad
Scoop
Jennifer Kennedy
Boston University
John Kennedy
AWS
 
Richard Bodo
MVSC
Phillip Miller
Anthroware
 
Brandon D. Wallace
PLAN Systems
Andrew O'Meara
PLAN Systems
Andrew Hanson
 
Elena Mechenkova Duncan Krostue
 
Sergei Ivliev
Perm State University
 
Rachel Moore
Side Inc.
Chris Waclawek
Wireline
Grace Jones
Wellspring Foundation
 
Ishan Shapiro
Future Scouts
Duke Crawford
TH.AI
Duke Jones
Wellspring Foundation
 
Daniel Buchner
Microsoft
Christian Bundy
Fraction LLC
David Crocker
Brandenburg Internet
Working

 
Ivan Zasurskiy
Webpublishers Association
Nataliia Trishchenko
Webpublishers Association
Bryn Bellomy
ConsenSys
 
mark seiden
Internet Archive
Benjamin Lamothe
Quorum Control
George Michel
Nomad Science, LLC
 
Rex Riepe
Musickal
Steve Williams
sbw.org
Will Howes
Reed College
 
Laniyuk Garcon
blockades.org
Rouven Heck
ConsenSys
Alaina Bixon
Tilton Bass Publishing
 
Dash Peters
Cal Poly
David Peters
EXBROOK
Paulina Andrade
School of Public Health
UC Berkele
y
 
Bernhard Seefeld
Google
Jordan Crane
Acorns
Patrick Wu
ArtsEd4All
 
Megan Wong
ArtsEd4All
C. Stephen Gunn
Ravi Rosen
Internet Archive
 
Diana Thompson
Like the Goddess

Zenna Fiscella  Scuttlebutt

Ryan Taylor
Electric Coin Company
/ AdjyLeak

 

Allison Duettmann    Foresight Institute

Tomasz Kolinko      Eveem.org

Casey Dunn
Self

Mitchell Baker
Mozilla

Mitchell Maher
MB Maher
 

Rafie Walker
The Invisible College

Hiure Queiroz
CooLab
Steve Dekorte
Voluntary.net
 
TB Dinesh
Servelots

Alexander Espinosa
rivr

Evren Çakır
Independant
 
Noah Thorp
CoMakery
Evgeny Ponomarev
Fluence Labs
Ludovic Galabru
Blockstack
 
Diana Greer
 
Jim Fournier
JLINC Labs
 
Chris Waclawek
 
Amy Chen
History Ledger
Dmitry Okolnikov
aeiou.ru

Steven Allen
Protocol Labs
 

Gordon Mohr
Auspicious
Development

 
Sam Klein
The Underlay Project
Neil Maclean
Support for Intertribal Gatherings
 

Jacob Payne
DaoHub

Andrew Hill
Textile.io
Ajay Tallam
ASATA
Michael Shiloh
New York University
Abu Dhabi
Gary Morris
Coil Technologies
Kevin Crew
Coil Technologies
Adrian Hope-Bailie
Coil Technologies
Ben Sharafian
Coil Technologies
Nathan Lie
Coil Technologies
Travis Crist
Coil Technologies
Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Kanyon Consulting LLC
Maggie Leung
Coil Technologies
Mey Pharn
Coil Technologies
David Dohan
Brain
Ashley Tyson
Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation
Jack Platts
Web 3.0 Technologies
Foundation
Jamie Joyce
Society Library
Mitchell Baker
 
John Corder
Desert Blockchain
Matilda Wysocki
The Urban Wild

Jess Miller
NEAR Protocol

Peter DePaulo
NEAR Protocol
Vlad Grichina
NEAR Protocol
Yuriy Dybskiy
Puma Browser
Young Wong
ArtsEd4All
Scott Moore
Gitcoin
Josh Stroud
Angel Launch
Joseph Lukasik
Self Employed
 
William Austin
Internet Archive
Adele Godoy Vrana
Whose Knowledge
Wilbert Siojo
 
Kelsey Lee
Blockception
Shu Yang Lin
PDIS
Benny Lichtner
Sudomesh / People's
Open Network
Jacob Green
Mosslabs.io
Vien Looi
Independent Developer
Abdul Karriem Khan
Bridgit.io
Amir Esfahani
Internet Archive
John Hiesey
WebTorrent
Chris Wong
ArtsEd4All
Augustin Bralley
Nautie Creations
Michael Brezel
Ether-whale
Ruhan Wang
Family office
Yoz Grahame
yoz.com
Christina Bowen
 

Phil Chen
HTC

Kajetan Biedrzycki
Exokit
Christopher La Torres
Exokit
Ana Jamborcic
Socialroots.io
Yas Etessam
onecommons.org
John Merrells
The Reflector Network
Karen Pierson
The ecoHOME
Network
Kealoha Bowers
The ecoHOME Network
Gordon Fuller
The ecoHOME Network