I am an activist and researcher, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University) and Associate Professor in the GRASIA group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). My background is in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Social Sciences, with 45+ publications in these fields. My research currently focuses on decentralized collaboration, aiming to build free/open source decentralized systems (e.g. blockchain) that facilitate the sustainability of collaborative communities and social movements.
I have experience in coordinating the building of multiple software projects under this frame. I’ve been the lead of the EU-funded P2Pvalue technical team, which has built, from a free/open source and decentralized approach: the collaborative editor Jetpad (a free/decentralized Google Docs); the platform for building collaborative apps SwellRT (codebase accepted by the Apache Foundation), and the app for facilitating newcomers in collaborative communities Teem. In the past, I co-founded the Comunes Nonprofit for free/open source tools, and the Move Commons webtool project for labelling commons initiatives.
As an activist, I am an accredited grassroots facilitator, and has experience in multiple Commons-based communities and grassroots initiatives.