Posts from 2020

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Tarek Loubani & Glia: Saving Lives With Open Medical Hardware

by Chris McGivern & SF Team, 1 April 2020

His fellowship began in March 2017 with an opportunity to explore open hardware processes to create high-quality medical equipment at low cost and improve medical care for patients internationally. As he moves to alumni status, we caught up with Tarek to reflect on what he has achieved and learned, and find out how he has applied openness to create a brand new space ripe with potential for a more equitable future. “I don’t use the...

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Anasuya Sengupta: Decolonising the World's White Web

by Chris McGivern & SF Team, 1 April 2020

The problem The Internet promises an infinite space for limitless knowledge, but we have a long way to go before it resembles the real world around us. Many understand the digital divide as an access issue, and we are slowly winning that battle: billions more people will be online over the coming years. But what will they find when they get there, and whose knowledge will be available to them? Just as the victors write...

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Alasdair Davies & Arribada: Unlocking Conservation Technology

by Chris McGivern & SF Team, 1 April 2020

With the Arribada Initiative, he designs, develops and delivers monitoring technology to the conservation community, opens up more opportunities for research, and breaks down the systemic barriers that limit our ability to meet unprecedented environmental challenges. We spoke with Alasdair to reflect on his achievements and experiences over the last three years as a Shuttleworth Fellow and to discover more about the intriguing road ahead for Arribada. “With the Foundation, you get the sense this...

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Alasdair, Anasuya and Tarek - New Alumni

by Chris McGivern & SF Team, 1 April 2020

Alasdair Davies is driving change in conservation technology with Arribada, creating low-cost tools to better monitor and protect the planet. His fellowship began with a broad idea of using open source solutions to unlock the many barriers faced by conservationists, enabling them to work more efficiently, access better quality data, and achieve more impact in the field. Three years of experimentation and testing has resulted in an impressive array of tangible, useful, open source products....

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Welcome Julia, Shannon and Nelson

by Chris McGivern & SF Team, 27 February 2020

Our Honorary Steward, Beth Simone Noveck, has selected three exceptional fellows from a highly compelling shortlist. We thank Beth for her work and input to our process and are delighted with the choices she has made. Each new fellow holds openness at the heart of their ideas and is breaking new ground in their respective fields: Julia is working to make European copyright laws better-suited to the modern, open Internet; Shannon is improving interoperability of...

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