Social Media

Berlin Geekettes Panel: Women in tech


Caroline Drucker is the Country Manager for Etsy Germany. Prior to Etsy she worked as Product Manager and Partner Marketing Manager for SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform. 

Joan Wolkerstorfer after moving to Germany in 2009, she set her sights on learning to program. She picked Ruby on Rails, and quickly found herself in an internship for a respected Berlin Rails development shop, and soon after that landed a job with mediapeers.

Daniela Schiffer co-founded in 2010. The Berlin-based start-up introduced a portable solar charging system at the Web 2.0 Summit in October 2011, which aims to end global warming by shifting society to the use of a new currency backed by the sun.   

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO and business developer at Xyologic, is a technology angel investor and mobile industry entrepreneur. Since founding her first company in 1999, she has built up extensive experience in mobile software, mobile content, B2C products and services for mobile corporations. 

Moderator: Jess Erickson. Managing Director at Four Sektor responsible for the PR branch. She secures press coverage in the US, Europe and Asia for Berlin-based start-ups. As a founder of an all-women tech group called Berlin Geekettes, she curates the blog, coordinates monthly meet ups and connects women from all different areas of tech expertise. She also writes blog posts and organizes start-up presentation events and workshops across Europe. She strives to connect with like-minded people, enjoys exchanging ideas and is pushing for a stronger start-up community in Berlin.

Why I love Podcasting and you should too


Everybody goes text, video, pictures - but where is audio? The often overlooked medium Podcasting has many advantages and benefits over other forms like text or pictures and for many people it is the preferred way of consuming media. This talk will look at why you should love podcast too and give you some ideas on how you can use audio and sound for your own projects.

Speaker: Nicole Simon has been fascinated with the possibilities of computers and now the internet since the first encounter in 1984. She is an author on Social Media and consults companies on how to use modern technology. Over the years she has been involved in all kinds of things with the goal of connecting Europeans, like co-organizing international barcamps, being involved in the European Podcast Award or for example being the ambassador for the Gutenberg stage at Campus Party Europe.



Shaker brings real world interactions to the online world by using their expertise to create atmospheres that facilitate online interaction. The company is dedicated to creating places and events on the social graph where people can hangout, meet new people, and experience events together. Shaker adds another dimension to the Social Network – a layer of places. By giving your Facebook profile arms and legs, Shaker lets you walk around different venues and environments, choosing from all kinds of events or simply have a good time. Shaker was founded in 2009 by a bunch of friends who wanted an online social experience that could do more. Shaker is headquartered in San Francisco and Israel.

Speaker: Yoni Heffels has a B.A in Business Administration and extended experience in social media and start-ups. He has started his career at "eToro's" social trading platform and has been accompanying Shaker since its inception in 2009. Yoni serves as EMEA Project and Marketing Manager.

The serious business of making jokes


The creators of big hit website Jovem Nerd in Brazil explain how they transformed their hobbies into a entertainment business, full of witty and humorous thinking enough to challenge the mainstream media.

Speakers: Alexandre Ottini and Deive Pazos. Alexandre was a graphic designer and Deive was a hotel administrator when they mixed their minds together to create Jovem Nerd (Young Nerd). As the website grew, they started a company to run the business behind the entertainment. They've specialized in social media, as well as advertising planning. They learned and advised many advertising companies in how to address their campaigns properly in this niche market, full of new media, podcasts, videocasts and all things for nerds.

Companions - Intelligent Software Agents


Intelligent agents, bots or companions will be an important part of our future life. Three major trends appear right now, which could help to build a software companion:

  • The Transparent Self
  • The Aspirational Self
  • The Clued-in Self

How far are we away from an intelligent system that gives users relevance to their data, cross referencing information from different resources, creating serendipity and adding wisdom?

Speaker: Stefanie Hoffmann is a founding member of the MLOVE advisory board, honorary judge at the Lovie Awards, and Europe's leading mind in Facebook companion apps. She is preparing to launch a much-anticipated iOS application called Gabi, backed by a small international team of media celebrities. Stefanie worked in product management at Bertelsman, before entering the University of the Arts in Berlin, where she studied communications and strategy and met her founding team for aka-aki.

Michell Zappa: 5x5 (Trends for the future)


5×5 is Michell Zappa's speculative presentation on which five technologies will matter over the next five years. Extrapolating on current trends, technological imperatives, and a degree of Sci-Fi inspiration, the keynote is a highly visual, rapid-fire overview of technology might take us in the near future. While the exact list of technologies depends on audience, expect discussions on personal robotics, manufacturing, mesh networking, the sensor revolution, human augmentation, brain-computer interfaces, and much more.

Speaker: Michell Zappa is a global emerging technology strategist who has spent part of his life between São Paulo, Stockholm, Amsterdam and London. His work, called Envisioning Technology, focuses on explaining where society is heading in the near future by extrapolating on current technological developments. His research facilitates understanding the field for those who work in technology by painting a bigger picture of where the landscape is heading. In this, he tries to guide both corporations and public institutions in making better decisions about their (and society's) future.

Tactic matters - How to be more successful with Social Media


With the right tactics it is easy to get more audience and people involved. It requires you to get out of the viewer seat and start acting like a producer in a major movie. It does not matter if you are a blogger or a developer, a podcaster or a mobile person - if you want to be successful you have to act like it. This workshop will teach you how to do it; hand-on examples, shortcuts and silver bullets included.

Speaker: Nicole Simon has been fascinated with the possibilities of computers and now the internet since the first encounter in 1984. She is an author on Social Media and consults companies on how to use modern technology. Over the years she has been involved in all kinds of things with the goal of connecting Europeans, like co-organizing international barcamps, being involved in the European Podcast Award or for example being the ambassador for the Gutenberg stage at Campus Party Europe. 

The Phactory Bar - Sapiens Machina
Phactory Phellows


Presentations by:

Marcus John Henry Brown (@marcusjhbrown), CIO Booming GmbH & Phactory Phellow. “Something, something, something, robot. Something, something, something, story". Marcus has been creating characters and making up a lot of stories online. It’s what he does. Online he has been the The Kaiser, The Dead Artist, Sacrum, Charles Stab, The Joker, The Lord God Almighty and Jack The Twitter. He is currently writing a work of fiction called The Inanimates, a virtual band, produced by Booming and inspired hourly by Weavrs. In 2011 he joined Booming as Head of Social Media and is currently their Chief Innovation Officer.


David Bausola (@zeroinfluencer), CEO Philter Phactory. “Weavrs: Alter Egos of the Social Web”. David has been hacking away at the internet for yonks, determined to make a life out  of it. The closest he’s got is Weavrs - Your Alter Egos of the Social Web. Working with a range of artists, engineers, meddlers and agencies to explore the possibilities of living, non-human, emergent infomorphic personalities, he’s managed to scare more people than he’s pleased. Fortunately, humans are the minority users of the internet.


Gregory Povey (@topfife), Head of Production, Mudlark & Phactory Phellow. “Furthering The Mundane”Greg has a knack for finding new technologies and services, and identifying their possibilities and probability of mainstream success - normally through breaking them. He’s also a thoroughly decent chap who writes things on the internet, usually around human behaviour, digital interaction and records. He recently finished a year-long collaborative mixtape, Playlist Club. Greg is Head of Production at Mudlark, a multi-platform production company that makes games, tells stories in interesting ways and makes human things out of machines 


Henry Cooke (@prehensile), Creative Technologist & Phactory Phellow. "Making Friends: adventures in botcraft". Henry Cooke is a software developer working across multiple platforms and creative disciplines. His work has been installed in museums, projected 80ft high and received a BAFTA nomination in 2011. Common themes which run through all his projects are a respect for narrative, carefully judged interaction design and attention to digital detail. Recent work has included a contribution to Bjork’s Biophilia “app album”, involvement with mobile storytelling projects and exploration of social interaction between humans and software agents


Shardcore (@erocdrahs), Artist and founder of Omnicritical & Phactory Phellow. “Authenticity in the age of mediated communication - or how to fool the market“. Shardcore likes to operate at the interface between art and science, between the proscribed and the ineffable. His primary media are painting and installation art, but sometimes it’s video, sometimes it’s music, sometimes it’s in code. Shardcore is an ongoing process of aesthetic experimentation, you never know what’s around the next bend, and frequently neither does he. Often his subjects are scientists and philosophers, investigating the nature of stature and legacy, reputation and posthumous rewards.

The Phactory Bar - Featuring “The Landlord”

The Phactory Bar

With Marcus JH Brown, Greg Povey, Henry Cooke, Shardcore.
Moderator: David Bausola.

Regulars of The Phactory Bar will hold a panel to discuss the Phactory Bar; a speakeasy of the tiny web run by The Landlord (@lndlrd on Twitter). The Landlord is a software character that is written by the international regulars of the Bar. Mixing Github, Skype, Twitter and “Botology”, The Landlord is the first celebrity of the tiny web.

The panel will discuss the creation, development and vision of The Landlord, in a special pop up bar at Campus Party Europe. We’ll be inviting the audience to come into the bar and meet Landy in person. 

Our panel will be giving their own presentations to reflect some of the work developing automated social media systems, non-human personas and how the public react to such inventions and interventions.

Weavers Bot Karaoke

Bot Karaoke

With Marcus JH Brown, Greg Povey, Henry Cooke, Shardcore, David Bausola and special guests.

Regulars of the Phactory Bar (UK & Germany) and special guests will give lightening fast 5 min presentations about Infomorphs, Botology, The New Aesthetic and the media of the future, today. The presentations will be generated completely by Weavrs and the speakers will not see the slides before they go on stage. This is robot induced improv theatre about the future of robot induced improv theatre. Unmissable entertainment and artisanal, crafted hand work live on stage.

How Social Technologies are shaping the New World


Through the Zumbara (Time Bank 2.0) project, we are creating an alternative economy using a social network to enable individuals to exchange services without the use of money. Through Zumbara, individuals trade services and acts of goodwill, thereby emphasizing the value of time, reciprocity, and relationships. Through Zumbara and similar networks, online world is having its implications on the offline world: Social technologies are awakening the communal culture. Sharing and collaboration are happening at a scale that was never possible before. Nearly every day another start-up proudly heralds a new way to harness community action. Businesses cannot stay out of this movement either. This new world has its own rules: sharing, cooperation, collaboration and collectivism. Are these the early steps of an emerging new world?

Ayşegül Güzel is interested in social change, social tech, systemic change, paradigm shift, alternative economies, gift culture, abundance economy & communities. She has worked in Turkey and Spain in the fields of fashion, innovation consultancy and strategic planning. She has founded the courage to change her life through her values and follow her passion in the process of founding Zumbara.

Meltem Şendağ is interested in community building, cultural studies and social networks. She worked in India at business/market research before she moved to Ireland to work for Google. After 3 years there, she moved back to Turkey to take her part at Zumbara.

After the Buzz - How traditional news cycles translate to social media

Mark Fonseca

In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake of 2010, traditional media outlets were a-buzz with reports and updates; and for a week or two, the world's attention was focused on this terrible tragedy. During the Arab Spring and Occupy International movements of 2011, the traditional media, this time led by social media users around the world, was transfixed on Tunisia, Egypt and later Libya. While social media has proven its value and been lauded for its power when it comes to breaking news and promoting socio-political campaigns, less attention has be given to the attention cycles that have emerged, echoing the long established news cycles in the mass media. The list of causes and movements is long, Kony 2012, SOPA, Occupy, BP Oil spill, etc. Each of them has unsurprisingly dropped off the news media radar, but what about in the social media world? Is there an attention cycle on Facebook, Twitter and other social media spaces?

Speaker: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro is a Portuguese-American, alternative journalist and independent podcast producer specializing in online journalism, social movements and global conflicts. Podcasting weekly since 2004 on under reported news at podcast producer at Co-host of the news review podcast Newz of the World. Executive editor and Occasional contributor to the Guardian CiF. He is part of, media training in conflict and post conflict zones including Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Georgia.


Building successful games - 6 key learnings

Jan will talk about how to build social games and what wooga has learned during the last years since launching the first game in 2009. He will point out 6 keyfacts which we think are essential while developing successful games for everyone and will take a look into the future to see where social games are heading to. 

Speaker: Jan Miczaika is part of the management team at Wooga, the world’s third largest provider of social games on Facebook and mobile. Jan leads a number of teams in the company including Marketing, Customer Care, Localization, Community Management, Corporate Development and Working Environment.

Jan is also a non-executive board member of three startups including Hitmeister, a Cologne-based e-commerce marketplace he co-founded in 2004. Additionally he is an active angel investor in several other companies. Previously Jan worked at a number of companies in the startup and finance ecosystem, including startups, venture capitalists and a private equity fund. A long time ago Jan studied Business Administration.

Social Entrepreneurs: Start-up Excitement and Lessons Learned

Why less is not more and just enough (time spent online) is what we really need. There's a strong will and lots of great ideas for a social change in young people's minds all around the world and a seemingly endless source of online tools which can help bringing these ideas into real action. Too much of start-up excitement can end up in a burn-out and too many available tools are often overwhelming. Being a digital native is not enough; you need to have a strategy - a reasonable and financially sustainable one. One of the best short-cuts when building an online strategy is learning from the most common mistakes various nonprofit initiatives do online. Cause believe it or not, you're very likely to do them, too.

Lucia Gallikova


Lucia Gallikova (@Lu_Gall) is a co-founding member of a nonprofit organization NO LABEL PROJECT (NoLP) which serves as an open international platform for exploring freeware tools and their potential to empower nonprofit initiatives. As a co-author of several international new media related workshops she is encouraging social change through motivating young social entrepreneurs to explore and get the best out of the online world. Her main focus is developing online communication strategies for nonprofits based on freeware tools usage.

Eva Jakubcaninova

Eva Jakubcaninova (@EvaJakubcanin) is a co-founding member of NoLP responsible for the research section. She acts as a new media adviser within all organization's activities and author of the workshops. She enjoys training, challenging, and motivating people, organizations, and institutions to explore and use their potential online. She studied Mass Media Communication and Media Science.


Music marketing in social networks

Dr. Daniel Schultheiss

While the music industry struggles with massively reduced record sales social networks like Facebook grow immensely. So what could be more natural than using social networks as an alternative way for music marketing?

In an academic research project we examined how social media marketing on Facebook is used for marketing matters in the music industry and how it could be improved. So besides the status quo we could have a small outlook into the trends of future music marketing in social media.

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Schultheiss is Senior Researcher (Post-Doc) at Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany). His research foci include online communication, social networks, digital games and new media in general.

The Social Quantified Self

Daniela Kuka

"Social Quantified Self" (SQS) is an unplugged social interaction experiment to anticipate and explore data-driven behavior change mechanisms in social networks. Based on several steps of paper prototyping, a social network has been invented that changes "just one" fundamental rule of today's common platforms such as Facebook or Google+: "Members" are no longer allowed to create, design and control their digital profiles manually. Instead, "digital selfs" are generated automatically based on quantifiable and algorithmically interpreted data from people's real lives. How does it feel to be part of a system in which life is directed by digital performance scores and anticipated social norms in transparent communities? With SQS, we are playfully dealing with questions on how human behavior and social interaction might change under the conditions of "frictionless" quantification and visibility. For more information, please visit

Speaker: Daniela Kuka is currently teaching communication patterns, nonlinear storytelling and persuasive technology at Berlin University of the Arts. The project "Social Quantified Self" (SQS) has been initiated and directed by her and Klaus Gasteier as part of their Special Interest Group "Human Machine Persuasion". The actual SQS experience has been developed together with students of the MA Course "Communication in Social and Economic Contexts", presented and tested at two Quantified Self Conferences and the Tour of Berlin University of the Arts. Furthermore, Daniela is working on a real-time semantic interface for documentary storytelling as part of her PhD project. She was responsible for interactive virtual reality and digital storytelling projects for several years at Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz (Austria).

Walk the Talk – Gender Diversity begins with "L" for Language

Ajara I. Pfannenschmidt

What do your own narratives have to do with the Gender Gap in Tech? Our use of language reveals our attitudes to gender. Listen to some of the words and understand the anatomy of the problem. Hear how gender neutral language can increase gender diversity in your work environment. Change the gender climate at your work place through awareness in communication. Inclusion starts with the way we address each other. Help build the roadmap to more Women in Tech.

Language is power - handle with care.

Speaker: Ajara I. Pfannenschmidt is a self-taught web designer/developer since the days of grey HTML pages with a degree in educational science. She is also an established teacher at Freiburg University and other institutions. Since 2000 she is part of the training team at FWZ Frau und Technik, one of Germany's first computer schools for women. Her courses cover topics from HTML/CSS to Social Media. Women in Tech is her personal passion and she has been involved in numerous educational projects with focus on empowering women in profession and equality. Ajara has been freelancing all her life because she can't bear the sound of an alarm clock.

Copyright Wars in the 21st century: An attempt to pacify the conflict

Dr. Till Kreutzer

Obviously, copyright law is one of the most disputed topics in the public debate. Less obvious however are the reasons for the extremely aggressive confrontation between creators, users and the media industry. On first sight it seems that basic thoughts collide. “The users” refer to media companies as the content mafia, which jeopardizes individual freedoms for the sake of copyright protection. Anonymous discloses personal data of creators who campaigned for a better copyright. Thousands demonstrate against ACTA, SOPA or other approaches to further develop copyright law. Media companies and creator initiatives call their fans and customers pirates and criminals.

The positions seem irreconcilable. It seems that one is either for freedom and fundamental rights or for copyright protection. But is it that black-and-white? Is it really true that the positions differ so substantially that there is no basis for a common sense? The talk will analyse the conflict and reveal certain misunderstandings. The goal is to find out whether there is a common ground for a constructive debate and what is required to get it started.

Speaker: Dr. Till Kreutzer is a lawyer, legal scholar and journalist. He is co–founder and editor of, a non-profit information portal on copyright in the digital world for consumers and creators, awarded – inter alia – with the Grimme-Online-Award 2006. He is also an entrepreneur and founder of two companies: The iRights.Lab, the independent think tank on strategies for the digital world and the law firm iRights.Law. Till is a research fellow at the Hans–Bredow–Institute for media research at the University of Hamburg and a member of the Institute for Legal Issues of Free and Open Source Software (ifrOSS). In 2010 Till was elected as an „ad personam“ member of the German Commission for UNESCO. He is member of the academic advisory board of the Information and Communication Circle of the German financial services companies (IK). He teaches copyright law, trademark law, privacy law and personal rights at various institutions (among others at the Akademie für Publizistik (Academy for Journalism), the Evangelische Journalistenschule (Evangelical School for Journalism) and the Freie Universität of Berlin. He participated on several occasions as an invited expert of the German Parliament in the “Reform of Copyright in the Information Society” and was a member of the main working group, which the federal government had convened. Till frequently publishes articles concerning Intellectual Property in specialist and consumer publications. In his PhD thesis he reasoned about and designed a new model of copyright regulation. It was published in 2008.

Social Media Hackathon 


50 professionals from Social Media and Technology on a bus traveling from Madrid to Berlin for Campus Party Europe where they will participate in the world's first Social Media Hackathon.

The travelers, grouped in teams will work during the journey to create online marketing campaigns with social networks, mobile social applications, websites, games, contests, slogans and all kinds of ideas to be presented at Campus Party Europe.

An initiative organized by E-venTop in collaboration with Genializa.

API or die!

Dr. Jaynee Beach Lafferty

XING Open API: How did we do it? The much awaited XING developer portal was finally launched about a week ago. So let me take a moment to explain how we did it and how we made the dream come true.

Speaker: Magith Noohukhan works for XING as a Quality Assurance Manager in the XING API team.


Sebastián Muriel

Sebastián will talk about the impact of mobile technology and privacy on social communication. Social communication is becoming more mobile and platforms are embracing this shift very differently. Also user perception of privacy online is having an increasing impact on user behavior in social networks and other platforms. With over 6 million mobile users, mobility and privacy are at the core of Tuenti’s DNA. Tuenti has been working on a new social communication service designed to be mobile-centric from the ground up, while maintaining broad accessibility through a companion web application. Tuenti has always been about real people and real identity, starting with its initial launch as an invite-only social network. We believe that privacy settings should be dead simple. Tuenti’s unique privacy model makes the basic distinction between friends and contacts, so users can share experiences just with friends without getting indexed in external search engines.

Speaker: Sebastián Muriel is Tuenti’s VP of Corporate Affairs. Four years prior he was General Director for, an organism focused on promoting information society in Spain. He has also served as Executive VP at INTECO and CENATIC, during this time he led the establishment of the International Forum on Digital Content (FICOD). His career started in Hewlett Packard, moving to Lucent Technologies, and the Strategic and Business Advisory team for the Telecommunications, Leisure, and Entertainment area of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned a degree in Telecom Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), an Executive MBA at IESE Business School and completed the Program on Finance Development at IE Business School.

Tuenti is a social communications start-up headquartered in Madrid and led by a young American CEO, Zaryn Dentzel. Founded in 2006, it is currently #1 website on traffic in Spain and one of the most accomplished technology companies in Europe. Tuenti has more than 250 employees from 22 different nationalities. Tuenti's principal shareholder is Telefónica, an international telecommunications group that became a strategic investor in 2010.

Making events happen and why community matters


In his talk Darren will share some of his event and networking experience and explain why he things building face to face communities of internet ambassadors is important for knowledge dissemination and the future of the web's reputation.

Speaker: Darren enjoys learning new stuff, making things happen and bringing people together. His day job is making web projects happen, his night job is organising technology events. He strongly believes that community networks and social media coupled with the open source spirit are key enablers in the future of knowledge dissemination. This belief has motivated him to help establish an "Internet Event Culture" in the Rhein-Main region where he now lives.

Panel Discussion
Tools and Strategies to hack the European Union

ACTA is dead – long live the Internet. The European protests against ACTA were a huge success. Many decentral protest actions contributed to a large, border-crossing European position formulated by the European citizens.

However, without EDRi acting as a lobby power in Brussels, it would have hardly been possible to convince the European Parliament to vote against the treaty. EDRi is short for European Digital Rights and the name of the European umbrella organisation fighting for data protection, freedom of expression, modern copy right laws and a free and neutral Internet.

During the panel, we will discuss the question what structures are needed for effective digital citizen rights movement and bottom-up policy formulation in Europe. How can local actors work together and what role can a central umbrella organisation play? We will also be looking at upcomming topics and will ask what's next after ACTA?

Geraldine de Bastion and Srandra Mamitzsch from Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. will be discussing with:
Katarzyna Szymielewicz, panoptykon & vice chairwoman EDRi, Poland.

Katarzyna Szymielewicz

Katarzyna Szymielewicz is a human rights lawyer and activist. Co-founder and executive director of the Panoptykon Foundation – a Polish NGO defending human rights in the context of modern surveillance –  and a vice-president of European Digital Rights. A graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). A member of the Council of Informatization by the Minister of Digitalisation and Administration in Poland, International Commission of Jurists (Polish section) and Internet Society.

Panel Discussion
Get more women on board!

European development will be a function of how effectively woman power is applied, experts say. Our future will depend on how well administrative systems utilize this potential. But where are all the women?

Britta Weddeling @miss_brizz
Britta Weddeling is a reporter with the German news magazine FOCUS. She writes about digital politics, IT security and hacker anthropology. Her background is in dramatics and literature. She studied in Berlin and Paris, where she did her master's thesis on the work of Michel Houellebecq.

Marietje Schaake @MarietjeD66
Marietje Schaake is a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. She serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she focuses on neighbourhood policy, Turkey in particular; human rights, with a specific focus on freedom of expression, internet freedom, press freedom; and Iran. In the Committee on Culture, Media, Education, Youth and Sports she works on Europe's Digital Agenda and the role of culture and new media in the EU´s external actions. In the Committee on International Trade she focuses on intellectual property rights, the free flow of information and the relation between trade and foreign affairs. Marietje is a member of the delegation for relations with the United States and a substitute member on the delegations with Iran and the Western Balkan countries.

Anke Domscheit-Berg @anked
Open Government, freedom + transparency activist, pirate, East Germany socialized feminist, helping organizations to break glass ceilings (

Teresa Bücker @fraeulein_tessa
Teresa Maria Bücker is the Social Media Strategist for the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag where she advises top-ranking politicians in the fields of online communication. Prior to that she worked for the Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Party focusing on strengthening the participation of citizens through digital media. Before joining the party's headquarter in 2010 she worked as Head of Community Strategy of „der Freitag“, a political medium run by Jakob Augstein, from 2008 to 2010. Bücker writes a weekly online column on society and technology for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is currently working on her first book on gender equality.

Kat Braybrooke @kat_braybrooke
Kat Braybrooke is a Community Coordinator for the Open Knowledge Foundation in the UK and is organising the world's first Open Knowledge Festival this September in Helsinki, Finland. In 2011, Kat conducted an immersive ethnography about the role of gender embodiment in European F/LOSS hacker cultures for University College London’s Digital Anthropology MSc, and is co-founder of the Radical Coding Collective, an initiative that engages women in programming. A long-time artist and community organiser from Vancouver, she is also co-founder of Canada’s Fresh Media collective and does front-end design as KaiBray.

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