Mozilla Open Leaders

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Projects - Cohort D

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

OL6 Cohort D

Albanian Youth IGF

Albanian Youth IGF is a multi-stakeholder, bottom-up and youth-led initiative which aims to provide an open platform for Albanian Youth to engage in Internet governance discussions. Through our work we are introducing Internet governance to the youth community for the first time in Albania and empowering Albanian youth to be a voice of influence through participation in Internet-related policy discussions.

Uada Mema

Uada works as Microsoft Dynamics Navision Developer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics. She has a professional interest in security and is actively involved in national and international platforms in the sphere of Internet Governance.
GitHub: @Uada0

Dajana Mulaj

Dajana is an Internet governance enthusiast from Albania and the coordinator of the Albanian Youth IGF. She is a 2017 Internet Society Youth@IGF Fellow, 2018 Internet Society IGF Ambassador, and RIPE77 Fellow. Dajana is passionate about cybersecurity, community building, and authentic leadership.
Twitter: @DajanaMulaj
GitHub: @dajanamulaj

Creating, teaching and promoting

We teach to mayad communities about bussines and basic technologies for people create handicrafts.

Jessica Goyri

Merida, Yucatán
I’m from Mérida, Yucatán, México. My profession is in marketing and international business. I have experience in entrepreneurship training, consulting and business development. I love traveling and knowing different cultures.
GitHub: @Je55ika

Feedback mobile games

This project is about making mobile games that can easily(without straining) be played by the visually impaired.


A Young Kenyan and tech enthusiast studying at Stratmore School. Interested in making games, Artificial Intelligence robotics and other cool tech that make our everyday socioeconomic lives better, easier and fun. Skilled in Python, Java, C# web development and design and basic electronics.
GitHub: @bashybaranaba


Where is the digital art exhibition space? In creating a cultural product, who defines who is an artist? In Jandig these questions are evoked using Augmented Reality.

Cell phones and tablets are used to read AR markers and thus open a “”window”” where other art objects are found. The public is invited to transcend the exhibition space, taking stickers with markers to fix in other places, becoming a co-author, and spaces reconfigure markers and digital works.

Angelo Pixel

São Paulo
Pixel started his VJ career in 2002 and presented his works on 4 continents. Besides audiovisual performances, he develops multimedia artworks that question the relations between people and digital technologies, using open and/or pervasive technologies where the audience assumes authorship. He is the coordinator of Rede InfoAmazonia (awarded at Google Impact Challenge Brazil 2014), creator of Jandig and director of memeLab.
Twitter: @vjpixel
GitHub: @vjpixel

Heloise Cullen

Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Interface designer and creative technologist, interested in free and open software as well as new media art projects. BFA: Design MFA: Design & Tech (tech nerd)
GitHub: @Heloisecs


To build framework/movement that focuses on tactics and strategies to support women and marginalised folk in tech so that they can flourish in their careers.

Annabel Church

I’m a Berlin based developer building web-based tools within journalism and the civic tech space.

I have a keen interest creating and supporting communities in technology, and would like to continue to create additional support for underrepresented and marginalised folk within these communities.

Twitter: @annabelchurch
GitHub: @arc64

Open Collaborations: From Local Contributions To Global Recognition

This project will develop an application of blockchain for scientific collaboration with the goal of minimizing gender and status biases in collaborative research, thereby fostering open distributed collaboration. In many online communities, professional sport, and online kitchens nowadays, individual contributions and exchanges are openly available and can easily translate into globally recognizable reputations. In science, however, the very process of doing research collaboratively remains a relatively closed system. By design, local individual contributions and collaborative transactions are not transparently demarcated, possibly contributing to gender and status inequalities as well as to "the rich get richer” dynamics. This project will prototype an open source platform that integrates distributed scientific contributions among collaborators, from ideation to outcome, based on blockchain technology. By designing a blockchain implementation that assembles traceable bits of contributions necessary for assigning credit on the basis of performance instead of status signals, I want to contribute to a more open, inclusive, and reproducible collaborative research.

Valentin Danchev

Palo Alto
Valentin is a postdoctoral scholar at the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford University. He studies issues related to reproducibility, replicability, robustness, and openness of scientific research using large scale data and computational approaches at the intersection of networks, computational sociology, and machine learning.
Twitter: @valdanchev
GitHub: @valdanchev


Enabling Open APIs and Dashboards to civic data in the greater Eugene area.

Mark Davis

Eugene Oregon
Developer Evangelist at CBT Nuggets, Instigator Prime at EugeneTech & KING-PONG, Co-manager of the CodeChops Coworking Space, Community builder in Eugene, OR. Hoping to provide open leadership for our open data initiative.
Twitter: @nohorse
GitHub: @nohorse

Science Communication Magazine

I always had the concern about how to impact and inspire other people to do Science Communication, even though I understand that the main pressure that undergrad and graduate students suffer in university is to publish papers in high impact magazines. But maybe a way to stimulate them to do SciComm is if this production could have a similar value to a scientific paper. Any student that have the desire to share their research to the non-specialized public should be able to do it. But since students are not usually trained to produce SciComm articles, we will offer an online course to capacitate them to produce SciComm article. After, they will send us their article and a group of specialized volunteers will evaluate it. In the end, we will have a quality SciComm product publish in a Magazine that will also have great value to the student curriculum.

Maria Bonatelli

I am a brazilian biologist with my heart set on SciComm. I am currently participating in several different SciComm projects and I am a postdoc at University of São Paulo with a project that aims to enhance SciComm in my Departament.
Twitter: @mlbonatelli
GitHub: @mlbonatelli

Gracielle Higino

I am a PhD candidate and I live in a lovely Brazilian city called Goiânia. I am in love with this journey, studying theoretical ecology and engaging with science communication and outreach.
Twitter: @graciellehigino
GitHub: @graciellehigino

Swipes for Science

I have built a few citizen science games that have proven useful for my research. The breakthrough I had was optimizing my app for mobile. Inspired by Tinder, in braindr (brain data review, , you swipe left to fail, or right to pass, the quality of a brain MRI scan. In whaledr (, you see a spectrogram and hear a 5 second clip of an underwater ocean recording, and swipe right if you hear a whale call.

Anisha Keshavan

I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, and I study the brain with data science methods. I enjoy building web-based data visualizations and web applications for citizen science and collaboration.
Twitter: @akeshavan_
GitHub: @akeshavan

Tech Speakers London

Having utilised for now over a year I am simply not impressed with its limitations, and therefore desire a much better dedicated platform for Tech Speakers.Beside announcing workshops and eventually conferences for Tech Speakers, enabling Tech Speakers not just to communicate under each other, but also can be discoverable with their profile by the industry and conference organisers.Sharing Lesson plans and workshop outlines publicly so other tech speaker groups could benefit quite substantial as experience is the greatest teacher, and not everybody needs to walk unnecessary the canyon of pain.

Michael R. Lorek

With a background in engineering, information technology and design, Michael R. Lorek already began two decades ago lecturing on internet technologies in further education and consulting clients in web design. In 2012 Michael founded Online Design Ltd, the consultancy helping SMEs and startups developing their online strategy. Along his career he became most passionate about standardised technologies, efficient techniques and a healthy ethos for the web.
Twitter: @m_lorek
GitHub: @mnemonicCloud

Virtually Connecting - Conversations not Presentations

The purpose of Virtually Connecting is to enliven virtual participation in essential professional conferences, increasing access to fuller conference experiences for those who cannot be physically present, especially people from communities and regions with fewer resources. We are a community of volunteers and it is always free to participate.Virtually Connecting enables people who would not otherwise be able to engage in the context of gatherings that are central to their work, making deep connections that persist across space and time that can advance their understandings and their work. At the same time, Virtually Connecting enables conferences not only to bring together people that might not otherwise meet, but also to offer different opportunities for connection and reflection that enrich the experience for all participants. We see our activities as directly engaging Mozilla’s Internet health focuses, especially decentralization, digital inclusion, openness, and web literacy, while supporting user privacy and security.Using emerging technologies, we connect onsite conference presenters and attendees with virtual participants in small groups. This allows virtual conference participants to meet and talk with conference presenters and attendees in what often feels like those great spontaneous hallway conversations, something not usually possible in a virtual experience. There is only room for 10 in each session but we record and, whenever possible, live stream, to allow additional virtual attendees to participate in the discussion by listening and asking questions via Twitter.You can learn more about Virtually Connecting on our website, and explore sessions we’ve facilitated at over 80 conferences around the world to date:

Nate Angell

Portland, Oregon USA
Nate is an evangelist who connects people, ideas, and technologies to make things better, currently working with Hypothesis (, the nonprofit organization that stewards open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices. He has worked across a wide variety of public and private institutions, focusing on community development, digital communications, meaningful education, open technologies, and sustainable growth. Nate lives in Portland, Oregon USA with some other cats and humans. Learn more about Nate on his blog ( or Twitter (
Twitter: @xolotl
GitHub: @xolotl

Helen DeWaard

Orillia, Ontario
I’m a teacher who teaches preservice teachers to teach with tech, make critical decisions about digital tools and resources to suit student learning, and tinker with media making with purpose and passion. I’m an alphabet book collector, walker, wonderer, and engaged in global, digital, campfire, conversations with Virtually Connecting.
Twitter: @hj_dewaard
GitHub: @hj-dewaard

Wendy Taleo

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Being a Learning Technologist blends my career background in IT and more recently in Education.
I support the Learning Management System and the marvellous academics that work at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory of Australia. Based at an ‘outpost’ campus, I have lots of opportunities to connect virtually to my team and the staff I support.
I work in the digital and I’m curious about being human online, what analytics don’t say and valuing off-screen time.
Currently chasing down expensive bits of paper via a Master of Arts in Online and Distance Education from Open University, UK, my focus in 2018 has been open scholarship.
Twitter: @wentale
GitHub: @wentale

Yale Privacy Lab

Yale Privacy Lab is an all-volunteer initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. We explore the connection between privacy, security, and anonymity through hands-on software and hardware implementation. We are increasingly focused on mobile ecosystems and the privacy pitfalls that may be contained in Android and iOS apps.

Sean O’Brien

New Haven, Connecticut
Sean is a lecturer at Yale Law School with expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, and mobile device forensics. He founded Yale Privacy Lab in 2017 and is an active member of MakeHaven, a local non-profit makerspace, where he implements FreedomBox GNU/Linux servers.
Twitter: @YalePrivacyLab
GitHub: @seandiggity

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