IEEE Software: Civic Code for Social Change

Last week, we published our article Civic Code for Social Change: Lessons in Civic Tech Grassroots for Software Engineers in IEEE Software. The article builds on previous work on Code For Ireland by Antti Knutas, Victoria Palacin, Giovanni Maccani and Markus Helfert, and incorporates visions by Annika Wolff, Lukas Mocek and myself. In particular, we … More IEEE Software: Civic Code for Social Change

Open Knowledge Symposium

The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) held today its annual symposium at Canòdrom. This was the first face-to-face meeting of this organization since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and gathered members of different national OKFN chapters together with international and local scholars and practitioners interested in open knowledge. Renata Ávila, former collaborator at D-CENT and … More Open Knowledge Symposium

CRI Seminar

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give a seminar at the Learning Planet Institute (fka. Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity or CRI). This institution belongs to the University of Paris and was created in 2016 to co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, … More CRI Seminar

InDICEs Bootcamp

The InDICEs Bootcamp was an event held this week at Canòdrom to explore and experiment with how data can impact and inform the future of digital cultural heritage. Professionals and practitioners of the intersection of data, digitization and cultural heritage, together with expert stakeholders (DigitalFems, CIMA, the Europeana Steering Committee, Tecnopolítica/UOC, Wikimedians and various actors … More InDICEs Bootcamp

ICT4Good Asia workshop

The ICT4Good/Asia Workshop was held today. This event, organized in collaboration with NUS Communications and New Media and NUS CivicTech Lab, brought together researchers and practitioners pursuing ICT4Good in Asia to discuss the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral development of the field. I had the honour to give a keynote on Decidim: Technopolitical Networks for Participatory Democracy … More ICT4Good Asia workshop

Decidim Fest 2021

This week we held Decidim Fest 2021. The along of this edition was to discuss the role of technology and democracy in the context of global justice. Given the unfair and undemocratic differences between the Global South and the Global North for vaccine distribution along with the impact of carbon footprint in the ongoing climate … More Decidim Fest 2021

KDD 2021

Last Sunday was a very intense day. Right after our Wikimania 2021 workshop on Indicators for the Wikimedia Projects, I joined the Second International MIS2 Workshop: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web. This workshop was held in conjunction with KDD 2021 venue for researchers working in, or adjacent to these diverse areas to coalesce … More KDD 2021

Wikimania 2021

Wikimania is the annual conference of the Wikimedia movement to celebrate and discuss its free knowledge project such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons, etc. As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition had to be cancelled and this year edition was the first that was held online with three days program of conferences, discussions, … More Wikimania 2021

esLibre 2021

esLibre is a Spanish conference for people interested in free technologies, focused on sharing knowledge and experiences around them. This edition was (virtually) hosted by LibreLabUCM and included a track on Knowledge and Free Culture organized by Wikimedia España, the Spanish non-profit organization recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as the local chapter in Spain. The … More esLibre 2021

Data Justice 2021

This week I attended the Data Justice Conference. This event is organized every two years by the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) to bring together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss issues around the relationship between datafication and social justice. This edition, originally planned … More Data Justice 2021