Mark is Executive Director of Mozilla, a global community that does everything from making Firefox to taking stands on issues like privacy and net neutrality. Mark’s main job is to build the movement side of Mozilla, rallying the citizens of the web, building alliances with like-minded organizations and leaders, and growing the open internet movement.
Executive Festival Director
Sarah Allen is MozFest's Executive Director. She is passionate about designing collaborative learning experiences that use art, culture and convenings to explore Internet health. Sarah draws her experience from a diverse events background in theatre, global sporting events and local community festivals. 2018 will be Sarah's 6th MozFest.
Co-designer and Emcee
Comms Manager & Speaker Series Designer
Kevin Zawacki is Communications Manager for the Mozilla Foundation, and has a background in journalism and public relations. Kevin brings his magic to copy writing, media relations and is the mastermind behind the Dialogues and Debates speakers series. 2018 will be Kevin's fifth MozFest.
Creative Design Lead
Sabrina is a user experience and interface designer for Mozilla Foundation. She enjoys designing experiences that help build and connect communities, and this can been seen in her design direction across the website and print assests for the festival. 2018 will be her sixth festival.
Festival Lead Engineer
Mavis Ou is Front-end Engineer for the Mozilla Foundation. She enjoys implementing user-facing features, and is always keen to make user experience at MozFest, and in the software world better. 2018 will be Mavis' sixth MozFest.
Tom co-ordinates process, governance and logistics for a number of community teams across Mozilla. With experience in technology and process management, Tom is joining this year's volunteer co-ordinator team. He aims to empower volunteers to feel effective and welcomed over the weekend by bringing in a process and people mindset.
Ziggy is one of the volunteer coordinators for MozFest 2018 and has been involved with the Festival since 2011. As a Mozilla Rep, he focuses on developing the Belgian Mozilla community back home and organizes Mozilla’s yearly presence at FOSDEM as well. You’ll most definitely see him running through the venue during the event!
Senior Volunteer Coordinator
Robby is a Mozilla Rep Mentor based out of Dallas, Texas. He loves volunteering, the open web, and aviation. He is a longtime contributor to Mozilla and MozFest.
Daniel is a community impact manager with Google Fiber based in Austin, Texas. From fighting border walls to registering voters, his work has focused on empowering underserved communities in the U.S. He is currently working on creating digital equity through digital inclusion and civic technology projects in Texas.
Caro is a learning strategist at Causa y Efecto, a Colombian start-up that improves the productivity of small and big organizations through new technologies and disruptive training techniques. Caro strives to make technology affordable and accessible for organizations of all sizes.
Mark is an open web enthusiast and open-source developer based near Florence, Italy. A 2012 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow, he enjoys working where web meets media. Co-founder of Trint, co-creator of Hyperaud.io, jPlayer, and Beastmaster at Bad Idea Factory, Mark is currently working with a number of nonprofit organisations.
An information security practitioner, Kade is the founder of Aletheia, a community that’s building a decentralised, open-access publishing platform for scientific research and cultural preservation. He also runs Panopticon Project, an open database of open-source intelligence covering the capabilities of Advanced Persistent Threats, nation states, and corporations.
Ross Schulman is a senior counsel and senior policy technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on internet measurement, emerging technologies, surveillance, and decentralization. He is interested in where the open web meets decentralized networks to bring privacy, freedom, and shared experience to people around the world.
Tendai is a young professional whose interests lie in financial literacy and technology education among women. She is passionate about bringing diversity to finance and technology spaces and cultural preservation.
David is an educator in Chicago where he runs teen programs focused on urban ecology and environmental science. Teens in his program develop projects following open-science principles, use low-cost and DIY sampling methods, and create media-rich digital maps and other data visualizations that are posted on project websites.
Dennis is a technology professional from Kenya. He has been involved in projects such as Kenya Open Data Initiative and the Digital Skills Observatory. He will be wrangling MozFest for the first time this year and hopes to bring a fresh new perspective. He enjoys meeting people and exchanging ideas.
Marcos is a biologist, lecturer, and researcher from Brazil. He is passionate about teaching and science, and might try to convince you that biostatistics, R, dragonfly behaviour, or other random topics are most fascinating subjects ever. He is also a geek that loves books, video games, music, beer, and meeting people.
Steph is a former (always?) librarian and open science nerd on Mozilla's Open Leadership team. As a self-proclaimed open data geek, she has a passion for the stories data can tell. If not in the Openness Space, you will probably find her at one of MozFest's many coffee carts throughout the festival — just look for the purple hair.
Yo is a research software engineer and community manager. By day she works at the University of Cambridge on an open-source biological data warehouse, and by night you'll find her passionately evangelising open-source code in science. She enjoys running, cycling, and sci-fi, and eats far too much avocado.
A naturally curious person, Jenn enjoys learning, making craft cocktails, and traveling, particularly to island nations. According to her friends, she has yet to find a situation where she hasn’t made at least one friend. Jenn is a fairly open person, but bans connected personal assistant devices in her home.
Mehan Jayasuriya is a program manager at Mozilla, where he oversees the NSF-WINS (Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society) Challenges and portions of the MOSS (Mozilla Open Source Support) program. He has previously worked for Tumblr, General Assembly, and NYU, and has written for The Guardian, Gizmodo, and Pitchfork.
Mandy is the HR operations coordinator at Mozilla. She is a Toronto-based people person who is passionate about helping others succeed. Mandy believes that a healthy internet, and the safe and ethical use of data and insights, can make the world a better place to live.
David is a highly-active member of Mozilla's UK volunteer community and a Mozilla Rep. Ocassionally found off-line hosting workshops, London MozCoffee, and a variety of other frequent events, and found online deeply embedded in decentralization, exploring ethical alternatives, metamodernism, activism, LGBTQIA rights, and building Fit Open — a people-powered outdoor fitness and endurance sports social enterprise.
Vojtech is a digital analyst. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojtech works at the intersection of programming, analytics, and storytelling. He enjoys searching for innovative ways of analyzing data and communicating insights and is a passionate advocate of the open data and open analytics movements.
Juma preceded the Mozilla club HackathonGirls, which teaches web literacy to young girls. She is the country manager for Kubo, an open school platform in Gambia, and is also a Firefox champion. Juma envisions a future where there is a strong, equitable role on the web for the next generation of women.
Winnie’s background spans the fields of environmental and occupational health, safety, research, and use of technology for advocacy. She was a researcher in the Digital Skills Observatory, a Mozilla project in Kenya. She is currently a safety supervisor at Mpesa Foundation Academy, Kenya. She brings conversations about feminism to the web.
Priyanka is a technical writer at Red Hat. Though her primary skill is supposed to be writing, she is mostly a total chatter box. She is an open-source enthusiast who likes to hang out with geeks, drink a lot of coffee, and spend way too much of her time in front of the black terminal.
Berhan Taye is a campaigner at Access Now. She leads the #KeepItOn campaign, which fights internet shutdowns across the world. She is an activist and a researcher who works at the intersection of social justice and tech. Berhan was a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow, and this is her second MozFest.
Ryan is a software engineer at Enki and core contributor at Mozilla. He is oriented around the learning space, and in his free time contributes to Mozilla's previous and current learning products such as Webmaker, Thimble, and the Digital Skills Observatory initative.
A student of computer science at Cardiff University, Dervla dreams of a world where the gap between the arts and sciences has been bridged. Her experience in youth work and with the Corrymeela community has led her to finding and building intentional, inclusive communities online.
Alan is Irish and now French, too. He fell into computers aged five with LOGO, Turtle and BBC Micros. During 14 years in Vaucluse, he's spent time in language and tech support. He enjoys working on digital education, getting paid to play with Robots, Raspberry Pi and Scratch, and transmitting a passion for geekiness.
Victor is a sophomore in high school. He brings his curiosity and ideas about how to engage young people with MozFest to the team.
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