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Projects - Cohort B

These are all the projects and open leaders in Cohort B. See all other Cohorts in OL6.

OL6 Cohort B


In argentina, the schools have the challenge to improve the relation between the traditional education and the new technologies of information . the 80% of students use the red to make homework. in this years more teens leaves their studies to take care of their children . the 15% of borns are of teen mothers between 15 and 17 years.

Talking about rural schools, half of students and teachers go at school walking. 2000 teachers go in bike , horse . and three of ten schools are isolated . there are 15.600 rural school where just the 10% of students of Argentina asist.

to resolve that problem we decided to make a platform where the students can have an inform of their grades, a calendar, a place where they can writing and communicate with the teachers and class. the students can return there class if the couldn´t assist and conclude in their education with virtual classes .

Sofía Romero

Buenos Aires
Hi!! My name is Sofía ,I’m sixteen years old. I’m from Argentina , i live in Parque Chacabuco , Buenos Aires. I study in “escuela de comercio n°22” in the orientation of computer . I like studying new things , learn about technology , physics , languages, etc. I can speak english and a little of french too. my passion is help people , I help students with bad marks to improve their situation, I do projects on my school and I help in everything I can do. I like sports , i do roller skating since four years and I try to have a healthy life.
GitHub: @sofia290

María Eugenia Romero

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
¡Hello! My name is María, I´m 16 and I live in buenos Aires, Argentina. I´m in 4th year at the secondary school. I love the diferents areas where we use technology and the impact that they will be at the future.
I´m passionate about entrepreneurship, to think how to help others , to encourage more people to use technological resources and to help them to see that these resources are within reach of everything and how to take advantage of it.
GitHub: @mariaeugeniaromero

A data specification for psychological datasets

Researchers in psychology and related fields are beginning to share open datasets in increasing numbers, a fairly large shift in professional norms form even a few years ago. These are typically relatively small ‘spreadsheet’ type data that reflect observations or experiments on human behavior, and there is no agreement in the field on what file formats we use, how we label variables, or what qualifies as sharing ‘enough’ information about your dataset. Ironically, the relative tractability of these datasets (it’s easy for the person who made it to look at a single dataset and keep track of what’s going on) has obscured the need to use good metadata and open, machine-readable formats. This means that even when we share data, we tend to do so in idiosyncratic ways that don’t make immediate sense to other people who want to learn what our research is about, and the data thus tend to go unused. This is both a technical and social problem: as a community, we need to figure out what kinds of metadata and formatting will support researchers’ workflows and needs , and we also need to agree on, publicize, and support the adoption of these practices. I am especially interested in how to approach actually getting a large number of researchers to buy into and adopt standardized practices: a specification is truly only as good as the size and health of the community that agrees to use it.

Melissa Kline

Cambridge, MA
I’m a postdoctoral researcher in developmental psychology, studying how infants and toddlers talk about and understand physical events. I’m really excited about open science, especially the potential of large-scale collaborations, open data, and robust practices to accelerate progress in fields where data is difficult and messy to obtain (babies just crawl off or start crying if they don’t like your study.)
Twitter: @melissaekline
GitHub: @mekline

Be Better Than Compliant

We want to research ideas of trust and build tools that enable brands and consumers to interact on a level playing field, rebuilding the trust shortcuts that act as the foundation for ongoing relationships.

Tessa Darbyshire

I’m a Strategist living and working in London, on a mission to rebuild the trust shortcuts in brand-consumer relationships in a post-trust landscape. Can otherwise be found floating around in boats or working towards forestry qualifications.
GitHub: @tedarbyshire

Creative Learning Zines

Creative Learning Zines are modular, remixable, bite-sized design thinking resources for educators and facilitators who are designing creative learning experiences, spaces, or activities. The zines are derived from the content of the Family Creative Learning Guide ( ; written and designed by myself and Dr. Ricarose Roque), which outlines how to run a 6-week program where children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies. We’ve been hoping to distill the concepts in the FCL guide to their core components so that anyone designing a creative learning experience might use the ideas, without needing to run the FCL program or move through the entire guide. Yet instead of creating another guide, we decided to create a set of zines — a format that is flexible, accessible, and has roots in activist culture. Each zine tackles a different component of a creative learning experience, such as space, activities, facilitation, supporting families, and documentation, We’re hoping that folks will take the ideas in the zines and adapt them to fit the needs of their own settings and communities, and also use the format to create their own zines, to ultimately contribute to an online resource library or collection.We recently debuted our first set of paper zine prototypes at the Scratch Conference and Connected Learning Summit, and we’re moved by how excited other folks are about the ideas. Our next steps are unclear — I’m hoping to explore them with the Open Leaders cohort.

Saskia Leggett

San Francisco, CA
Saskia Leggett works at the intersection of education, design, and technology, focusing on large and small scale creative learning experiences. Previously, she’s worked as the Outreach Manager at the Scratch Foundation, designed creative computing learning experiences at the MIT Media Lab, and taught a middle school technology class in New Orleans. Saskia cares about empowering people by engaging communities, telling stories, facilitating connections, and building relationships, and she’s excited to call the Bay Area her new home.
Twitter: @sleggss
GitHub: @sleggss

Data Science for All

A open Data Science Community, where in experts will train novices, and collaboratively we will work to solve data science problems.

Shadab Hussain

I am passionate about Data Science, Machine Learning and State of The Art Technologies. Presently I’m working as Data Science trainer at Infosys and enrolled in Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore.
Twitter: @shadabhusain786
GitHub: @shadab-entrepreneur

We want to enable citizens to understand and use the German public statistics – the data that is collected by German statistics offices about ourselves and our environment. To achieve this, we have built a suite of open source tools to automatically scrape the data from the official data portal and turn it into a modern API (the official data portal is hard to use for non-technical people, does not provide much context about the data, and has no API). As a second step, we now want to easy-to-use website that clearly and concisely presents the data, makes it comparable, puts it into context and explains it.

Simon Jockers

Simon is a Berlin-based web developer specializing in civic tech and data visualization. He co-founded the German open data initiative Datenguide and is a co-organizer for the Berlin branch of Hacks/Hackers.
Twitter: @sjockers
GitHub: @sjockers

Learning digital sovereignity

Digital literacy requires digital sovereignty.

This means:

- to be able to decide how we present ourselves on the internet and what we want to publish in what form.

- to be able to enrich the internet with our own contributions while keeping the ownership.

- to be active on platforms and in social networks, but not dependent on them. Digital sovereignty is therefore not only a question of external conditions (e.g. having an own space in the internet), but also a question of attitude and competences.

Digital sovereignty should therefore be learned in educational processes. This is the aim of our project.

In 2019, we are planning an open online education project, in which students, teachers and all other interested learners can participate. The basic content of this education project will be to work together towards more digital sovereignty. In particular, all participants will choose and design their own domain.

Nele Hirsch

Nele is working in a german initiative called ebildungslabor and is committed to open educational resources and open educational practices. She is developing educational projects to promote the digital sovereignty of the learners.
Twitter: @ebildungslabor
GitHub: @eBildungslabor

Help Me Invest!

Help Me Invest! aims to make it easy for individuals to understand what investments really are and how they work. It’s basically a web application that allows a user to enter a breakdown of their finances anonymously without the need to create any account or the fear of being tracked.

Sayak Sarkar

Pune, Maharashtra, India
I am a Web Developer by profession with a particular affinity for all things JS and am also involved as a volunteer contributor to quite a few Open Source communities in various capacities. I am a technical nerd with a keen interest on understanding how things work, especially mechanical ones.

Ever since my childhood I have been fascinated by cars and am a bit of an auto-buff. I love driving and more often than none I find myself driving down to beaches and mountains with my friends to participate in various types of adventure activities. I am also quite a bit into gaming, and I do enjoy Arcade as well FPS games.
Twitter: @sayak_sarkar
GitHub: @sayak-sarkar


As a Mozilla Open Web Fellow, I will be investigating the implications of digital feudalism and exploring different visions for shared data ownership. Nowadays there are 4-5 major tech companies that run almost all our commonly used online services, from taxi to instant communications and from accommodation to online purchases and keeping fit. We share our data with these companies either for free or for a reasonable price and they use our data to build more advanced systems and efficient algorithms for their own profit and interest. Therefore, one of my research questions is whether we should be able to own and use the data that we’re collectively feeding into these companies that run our daily services. Shouldn’t this pooled data be placed back into the commons so it can empower new key infrastructure services? Shouldn’t we all, as users, have access to it and not only private companies and the foreign investors behind them?My proposal for the Open Leaders program is tightly linked to this research question. Narrowing it down, I would like to look at how more and more municipalities are contracting tech companies for developing Smart City services. Together with interested peers, I would like to gather data from city halls and other relevant institutions via FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests. After receiving the contracts, we will analyze the data and uncover which companies are selling services to municipalities and where the data for building up the Smart City services comes from. We will explore the implications for people’s privacy and whether we should envision a different model for data ownership. If the services are built or improved with our collective data, why do we have to pay in two different ways for them: once with our data and second with our tax money?These are only a few of the questions that this project wants to address and in my view represents a first important step in understanding how the dominant tech companies are shaping the current socio-economical environment.

Valentina Pavel

I am a legal adviser and digital rights advocate working on privacy, freedom of speech, and open culture.

As a Mozilla Fellow, I am relocating to London with Privacy International as host organization and I am going to look at different visions for shared data ownership and their implications for individuals.
GitHub: @lanaiba

MLes: Open Practice on Machine Learning for Energy Systems

The increasing energy demand, combined with the environmental and energy security concerns, lead to the need for holistic optimization from electricity generation to end-user consumption. Over the last decade, more and more renewable energy generation has been introduced into the electric power system and the number of electric vehicles (EVs) has been increasing. In order to accept more renewable energy generation and satisfy the increasing energy demand from electric vehicles or data centers, a pervasive call for research in transitioning from our traditional power system to a modern grid, known as smart grid, has arisen. Smart grid is a grid which uses information, cyber-secure communication technologies, and computational intelligence to achieve power system efficiency, reliability and sustainability. Data are collected from many different sources, e.g. sensors, household smart meters, electric vehicles etc. and, with data management, are transformed to useful information. This information enables improvements in all different power system sectors, including generation, transmission and distribution. This information can be an input in machine learning for pattern recognition, forecasting, prediction, detection, planning and network management.

The objective of this project is to create open learning practical materials and educational resources focusing on machine learning for energy systems. Students (or other users) could read about, run code and apply machine learning techniques in data in order to explore opportunities and challenges of machine learning in energy systems. The open learning materials will include energy data (e.g. wind energy production data, weather data) and code for machine learning tools that can solve a specific problem. There will be a variety of problems from power generation to consumption level.

This MLes project will be an open learning practice that will attract people who are interested in the synergy of machine learning and energy systems, and build a community. Participants will be able to serve both as a developer and as a user. Developers will be able to upload learning resources including data and code. Users will be able to download data and code, and practice machine learning techniques in order to gain fundamental background, knowledge and experience for energy problems. Based on these, users will be able to apply techniques and findings to their research. Users will be able to gain real practical experience rather than just a theoretical background.

Elpiniki Apostolaki-Iosifidou

Berkeley, CA
I am an electrical engineer, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the University of California, Berkeley. I am passionate about renewable energy, electric vehicles, smart grid and green technologies, always supporting openness, diversity and inclusion in research and science.
Twitter: @elpinikiio
GitHub: @elpiniki

Mozilla Data Impact Goals

In this project, I will be seeking to incorporate open leadership principles as I lead a Mozilla Foundation process to identify, evaluate and choose impact goal/s to guide our work in 2019 and beyond.

Ashley Boyd

San Francisco, USA
Ashley Boyd is the Vice President, Advocacy for the Mozilla Foundation. She has over 20 years experience in public interest advocacy, with a particular focus on providing opportunities for the general public to be effective advocates for change. Ashley is particularly interested in the effective technology in social change, how to develop narratives and messages to shift public agendas, and techniques for measuring and evaluating effective social change movements.
Twitter: @ashleyboyd
GitHub: @ashleyboyd18

Open Footprint

An open-source platform that monitors your the sites you regularly visit, building up a cohesive picture of the information and potential footprint you’re placing on the internet.

John Griffiths

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi, I’m a senior web developer in Toronto, Canada. Self-employed. Skilled in React, Node, JavaScript, iOS, Swift, 3D Printing, Back-end & Front-end, Sketch.
Twitter: @johnantoni
GitHub: @johnantoni

Open Source Diveristy

Open Source Diversity it’s an initiative that aims to bring more diversity and inclusion in free and open source communities.

There are so many projects that their goal is to foster D&I in open source but the problem is:

Some groups are focused only on women;
Some groups operate only locally;
There are a lot of great initiatives that want to make open source more diverse but we don't have one place to gather all this useful information.

We are building to collect the projects and resources in this field. It is aimed at maintainers and contributors of open source projects who want to improve.

Jona Azizaj

Jona is an open source enthusiast from Albania. Being part of Open Labs, the first hackerspace that promotes free software in Tirana, she started to contribute to open source. Since then Jona has been part of different communities including Fedora, LibreOffice, Nextcloud etc. Last year she was part of Rails Girls Summer of Code working on Nextcloud. She loves mentoring people to start contributing in open source and helping communities to be inclusive and diverse.
Twitter: @jonatoni
GitHub: @jonatoni

Kristi Progri

Tirana, Albania
Kristi Progri is from Albania and is currently doing her master degree on “”Information Systems Security”” (political and tech perspective). She is a member of Open Labs Hackerspace and stands strongly for diversity and inclusion in tech.
Twitter: @KristiProgri
GitHub: @kristiprogri

Promoting Inclusive STEM Education by Creating Tactile Material (Swell Paper & 3D Print) for Biology & Astronomy from Mixed Students’ Group

The present project aims to promote inclusive STEM education & to create (not existing) consistence & compact tactile educational material (Workbooks & 3D prints) on Biology & Astronomy. Although there are a few Graphic Libraries for swell papers (e.g. &, there is no a compact tactile educational material, such a Workbook. Students’ will “”learn through making”” (Resnick 2017) taking the lead on developing their own ideas in a learning friendly environment (UNESCO 2015). Students will be asked to work at groups of 2s or 3s in order to create a model/draw. Using our laptops & software the model/draws will be ‘convert’ in vector files and 3D source files. These files will be integrated to tactile Workbooks and the 3D prints.During the Workshops we want the teams to work collaboratively on projects, rely on their passions, in playful spirit (Resnick 2017). The project, by engaging children with Science while having fun, will give us the opportunity to bring to the center of attention children with special educational needs and/or disabilities taking the lead in actions and -moreover- a context where children can develop social skills, make friends (Panagiotidou 2016) and ‘learning through making’ (Resnick 2017). [References here:]

Nikolaos Nerantzis

Thermi, Thessaloniki
Twitter: @nerantzis
GitHub: @nerantzis

Rapid Reviews for Outbreak Science

Based on experiences in the H1N1 influenza, chikungunya, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, we founded Outbreak Science ( to improve the use of science to fight epidemics by driving early and open dissemination of data, code, and analytical results. We identified preprints, manuscripts shared publicly prior to peer review, as a key opportunity to share data, methods, and results months before peer-reviewed manuscripts ( However, preprints also bring new challenges as they can contain important scientific information but also opinions or erroneous research. We thus need ways to rapidly filter preprints so that scientists, policy makers, and lay readers alike can quickly identify the most important scientific information.Through discussions with scientists and policy makers, we identified the need for a tool for rapid, structured, open scientific reviews (very early prototype: This tool can leverage the broad scientific engagement that occurs during outbreaks. Scientists who read preprints can rapidly provide high-level assessment in minutes rather than the hours that formal peer review requires. And those reviews can be shared immediately and openly unlike most peer reviews. The context of outbreaks is particularly important, but this tool should have much broader potential use, across science and possibly beyond. Open development is thus not just a way to support development, but also key to ensuring that the tool is sufficiently adaptable to be used more broadly.

Michael Johansson

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Michael Johansson is an accomplished quantitative epidemiologist in San Juan, Puerto Rico who moonlights as the founder and director of Outbreak Science, a nonprofit to advance the science of outbreak response. He supports the rapid and open dissemination of science to ensure global access to scientific evidence that can help prevent and control infectious diseases outbreaks.
Twitter: @majohanss
GitHub: @majohansson


When consulting companies on how to improve the accessibility of their products, I see them struggle with many fundamental screen reader concepts. Developers often don’t understand the basic mechanics of a screen reader, how a visually impaired user operates a web application, or how the screen reader interacts with the source code through the Web Accessiblity API. To help understand these problems, I want to create a web application where developers can learn the fundamentals of how screen readers work through the medium that they understand the best: code. The web application enables anyone to drop a piece of code into a sandbox, and visualize how the screen reader interprets this code by highlighting what the Web Accessiblity API would extract. There is also a need to present the most common screen reader navigation keys in order for the developer to be able to interact with their code. To represent a modern web application, the sandbox would need to allow HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


I am a front end developer based in Sweden. I work at a digital accessibility company called Axess Lab, where we build web products to improve the user experience for people with disabilities. When I don’t code, I enjoy playing ice hockey, reading books, and hanging out with friends.
GitHub: @JazzBrotha

Teach the Web, without the Web

The internet is a crucial part of everyday life, but most people still lack the skills and resources to access it. I want to introduce solutions for communities with low/no connectivity to learn basic web skills.Here, I propose a session to share several offline activities through which we can teach and learn. Since this is a participatory workshop, participants can create their own unique activities as we progress. We’ll discuss about their impact on community and importance of offline learning. Some examples: Learning Web Mechanics offline ‘A Strong Wind Blows’ ‘Web Mechanics Speed Dating’ Using Slides and video captures to explain the basics of Internet (working of web browser etc).

Vishal Chavan

Nashik, India
Entrepreneur, Mozilla Rep and still learning | Privacy and Security enthusiast and spokesperson.
Twitter: @vi5halc
GitHub: @vi5halc

Vulnerable Single Sign On

VulnSSO tool is focused on sso related attacks.Nowadays most of the company use their own implementation for sso solutions.Some of the bug hunters found really good vulnerability on the big company.There are some tools(dvwa and others .. ) that contains vulnerability.They dont have any support for sso vulnerability.Our focus is only sso bugs. VulnSSO is training tool.It will contains redirect uri vulnerability , XXE on saml request and many others.


Nowadays ,I’m working on authentication and authorization projects. I’m writing open source project that related with security . Generally working on security related projects. Running ,camping and photography are my hobbies.
Twitter: @dogangcr
GitHub: @dogangcr

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