Co-founder and Technology Expert
Software developer focused on Web, Mobile and Open technologies since 2008. Currently living and working in Berlin as freelance developer and consultant. Co-organises a monthly event series on audiovisual art and new media.
Co-founder and Community Manager
Before running Open Steps, Margo spent three years working in the field of EU Affairs as Customer Relationship Manager, organising and managing events on EU-Funds for public administrations and law offices in Europe. Lives and works in Berlin.
Journalist and editor living in Berlin. Special interest in the open data movement and data journalism. Works currently as PR Manager in the field of sustainability.
Louis is involved in various projects around innovation & entrepreneurship in Latin America, with a strong focus on Open Knowledge. Aside from being a gest blogger for Open Steps, he’s a local fixer at Innovation is Everywhere, and is initiating a local group of the Open Knowledge Foundation in Chile. He previously worked on the chilean branch of Data Publica, a data startup based in Paris. Before that he worked for a parisian digital agency called La Netscouade as well as the French Economic Intelligence Agency (ADIT) in Strasbourg.
I am a second-year biochemistry student at the University of Essex with a keen interest in genetics and biotechnology, currently involved in a Breast and Ovarian Cancer research project. I am also working with DNADigest as a communications assistant, taking care of the weekly newsletter, keeping up-to-date the social media websites and DNAdigest webpage as well as conducting interviews for the post blog series with projects and organisations that are making their impact by supporting good practices for data management, efficient sharing and reuse of data for the benefit of research and diagnostics.
Born in Albania, raised in Germany and working nowadays across borders, I have a weakness for open source philosophy (not only metodology), free (as in freedom) software in general, community building and aesthetically pleasing digital design.
Having worked for several startups and organizations, I have devoted my time to simplify little aspects of our life, instead of so called “Innovation”, which promises to invent the wheel so many don’t need.
I’m driven by certain values of the people and organizations I work with, mostly organizations which support Free Software, the Open Web and Open Culture in General. Sharing is caring.
As of now I’m having a hard time balancing my two passions; design and open culture. but with every day that passes I’m getting better at that.