Ole has studied economics and political science in Gothenburg, Kiel and Greifswald. He joined the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2002. After having been engaged in demographic issues he initiated the idea of futurechallenges.org in order to address global interdependencies as a future topic. Ole is also engaged in Google Collaboratory and as a blogger on his personal blog (www.globaler-wandel.eu)
Bilal Randeree is Online Producer for Al Jazeera English (AJE) based in Doha, Qatar. The use of social media has become vital to his work, and to Al Jazeera’s coverage, during the recent Arab Spring. He has worked on improving and developing new platforms and strategies for AJE’s coverage, most notably the popular live blogs. He spends his free time maintaining Al Jazeera’s CC Repository.
In addition to managing communications for CC, Jane works closely with creators, institutions, and companies, cultivating stories that exhibit the social and commercial value of CC licenses to different communities. A California native, she has a degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a soft spot for the suburbs and June in San Francisco. She is involved with the Peer 2 Peer University and has designed and facilitated a course on creative nonfiction writing. She lives in New York.
John Keefe is the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC, New York Public Radio, where he infuses WNYC’s journalism with data reporting and interactive news applications. Keefe builds maps and applications using a combination of his own coding and free, online tools. He has been an adjunct lecturer in journalism at Columbia University and the City University of New York, and is currently co-teaching a data-journalism class at The New School University.
Lyza Danger Gardner is a dev. Since co-founding Portland, Ore.-based mobile web start-up Cloud Four in 2007, Lyza has tortured and thrilled herself with the intricate ins and outs of the bazillion devices and browsers now accessing the web globally. In partnership with fellow Cloud Four co-founder Jason Grigsby, Lyza is currently nearing the completion(!) of Head First Mobile Web for O’Reilly Publishing.
Adam Thomas is a communicator, producer, curator and writer, originally from the UK and now living in Berlin, who has worked on over 20 international media festivals. He is now the Communications Manager at Sourcefabric, a non-profit organisation building open source tools for journalists and is the director of Test Signals, a series of festivals exploring new forms for software and radio.
Angelica Das is the Associate Director at the Center for Social Media where she manages all programming and operations including social documentary projects and the annual Media That Matters conference. She recently served as a juror for Eleventh Annual Media That Matters™ shorts festival and for the Social Justice Award at Filmfest DC.
Design & Learning Specialist at p2pu.org leading work on assessment of deeper learning in Mozilla School of Webcraft. Game designer and educator, helped open Quest to Learn in NYC.
We’re happy to welcome the Center for Social Media at American University onboard as a content partner for MozFest!
The Center for Social Media highlights and researches media that respond to public needs. Their work addresses many key themes of this year’s festival, including documentary film and the rapidly changing environment for creating and distributing public media.