Keynotes

Ashe Dryden
Time Travel: A Primer

Ashe Dryden is a programmer of over 15 years turned diversity advocate and consultant, White House fellow, a prolific writer, and speaker. She is the founder of AlterConf and co-founder of Fund Club. Ashe is currently writing two books: The Diverse Team and The Inclusive Event. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, NPR, and more.

Diego Gómez
Access to scholarly knowledge for common causes: a Latin American context

Diego Gómez is a Colombian conservation biologist, currently based in Costa Rica. His work is mainly focused on research and conservation actions to avoid extinction of threatened animals. Diego is facing a criminal case for sharing knowledge on the Internet. Since this process started, he has become an activist in open access, especially for important causes such as biodiversity conservation or environmental issues. All his scientific contributions have been published in open-access journals, with the intention of encouraging his colleagues to share academic knowledge without tolls. Due to the difficulties he faced during his first steps as a researcher in a Latin American country, he finds it important that everyone should have equal opportunities to access of knowledge.

Lucy Patterson
Outside the academy: creating and sharing knowledge in DIY science communities

Lucy is a freelance science hacker and community organizer working at the intersection of science and society. She is a DIY science and open-science advocate in the broadest sense: co-organizer of annual hackathon Science Hack Day Berlin, co-founder of the Berlin Science Hacking Community, a member of the interdisciplinary art/science/technology collective Lacuna Lab, and coordinator of the DIY Science Network. All community-led initiatives about engaging with science from a non-institutional position.

Born in the UK, she holds a PhD in developmental biology, moved to Germany as a postdoc, and worked for several years in science communication before leaving academia. She currently divides her time between community activities and project management of Coding da Vinci Berlin – a hackathon which works with cultural institutions to open digital cultural heritage.

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