Stephanie Hankey is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Tactical Technology Collective.
Stephanie's work combines her technology, art and activism background with her focus on privacy, personal data, ethics and design. She currently talks, teaches, writes and consults on 'the politics of data'. She is also the co-founder of the creative agency Tactical Studios, the co-curator of the exhibition 'Nervous Systems: Quantified Life and the Social Question' and the co-curator of the 'Glass Room'. She is currently an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard and in 2013 was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship for her work as a social entrepreneur.
Co-founder of Tactical Tech, Marek is a restless producer of various creative and social interventions that span across various media: radio, television and internet; as well as those that utilise non technical formats, such as workshops, book sprints and endless conversations. Activism, innovation and creativity are the major driving forces in his work, as much as the importance of marginalised voices, opinions and world views.
Previously he co-founded The Second Hand Bank, as well as the International Contemporary Art Network, before Tactical Tech and recently Tactical Studios. He is currently focusing on producing interactive and static visualisations representing complex social and political issues; very recently he produced and directed a series of documentary films for Tactical Tech called Exposing the Invisible. In some spare time he produces a radio program titled Love & Chaos on Reboot FM.
Caroline has over 14 years of experience in campaigning, political advocacy and communications around social justice and women's rights. Before joining Tactical Tech as Deputy Director, Caroline was part of the executive team of DSW - an international Foundation working on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Caroline studied Social Sciences in Hannover, Germany and holds a Masters degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In her spare time, she tries her hand at knitting, yoga and cooking.
Daniela O'Halloran joined the Tactical Tech team with over ten years experience working in finance and administration for civil society organisations and in the private sector. In Ireland, she started and ran the social enterprise, Ireland Donates, which aimed at linking together NGOs and private organisations. She has a Degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics, and since returning to Berlin she has started a Masters Degree in Social Management from the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin in cooperation with the Partaetische Akademie Berlin.
Jan has been with Tactical Tech since its inception in 2003, and has always been pleased to be part of the successful forward trajectory of the organisation. She is currently Tactical Tech's treasurer, and mentor to other members of staff. She joined Tactical Tech after many years in the corporate sector, co-founding and assisting in the running of many successful businesses. She has a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Franziska joined Tactical Tech after having worked in the industrial sector. She has experience in administration, finance and strategic human resource management. As a volunteer for Amnesty International, she was involved in several projects, such as supporting refugees in Thuringia and looking at the social responsibility of companies.
Franziska holds a Diploma degree in Business Adminstration and Intercultural Management. She is interested in topics related to social ecology and in her spare time she does Pilates, goes running and enjoys spending time in nature.
Emily joined Tactical Tech in November 2016. She comes from a operations coordination role at Community Law, a social justice non-profit in New Zealand. Prior to that she taught English to High School students in Hiroshima. Alongside her paid work she has volunteered at various charities working towards access to education for refugees and migrants.
Emily has a double degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Victoria University Wellington and a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance on the piano from The New Zealand School of Music.
Alistair is Director of Publishing and Production at Tactical Tech and has worked with a range of NGOs in health, human rights and global justice to lead the development of websites, interactive tools and multimedia projects. He has also worked as a freelance journalist, being one of the first reporters to cover China's internet repression in 2002 as well as the first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003.
Over the past 15 years Alistair has also been actively involved with as many activist groups and campaigns as will have him. He helped organise the Iraq anti-war march in London in 2003 of over 1 million people. He has worked with Climate Camp, the Campaign for John Charles de Menezes, UkUncut and the Open Rights Group.
Maya joined Tactical Tech in December 2009, and has worked on a range of projects in this time. Since 2014 her work has focused on developing the organisation's applied research work on digital security, privacy, and activism; evaluation, impact and monitoring; and on producing external publications, public-facing events, and writing. In 2016 she started providing strategic direction and support to the organisation's Gender & Tech projects. Before joining Tactical Tech, Maya worked on one of the first studies of gender and online violence with APC's Women's Rights Program, and on ICTs in development. Maya holds Masters degrees in Applied Psychology from Delhi University, India, and in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. She is now enrolled for a part-time PhD at Leuphana University investigating machine learning and ethics in driverless cars. She is often on Twitter as @mayameme
Andrea joined Tactical Tech in September 2014, and is responsible for Tactical Tech's direct community engagement. She has over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, starting her career with Greenpeace - initially as a campaigner, later as political advisor on international environmental issues and then as Executive Director of the Argentina national office. Andrea moved to Berlin in 2003 to join Transparency International, where she worked as Global Programme Manager in the Campaigns team.
Andrea holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with post graduate studies at Harvard University’s Hauser Center for Non Profit Organisations and the Fletcher School at Tuft's University. She's also a photographer, and since 2006 has organised the Berlin Fotomarathon.
At Tactical Tech, Fieke researches and writes on the Politics of Data and digital shadows. She hopes to bring more transparency to the global data industry. Prior to moving to Berlin, Fieke worked on the intersection of the internet, social change and security, working at Hivos to set up and manage their digital emergency programme for human rights defenders and activists. She also co-authored a book called Digital AlterNatives.
Fieke holds a Masters degree in International Communication and an Advanced Masters in International Development Cooperation. She is interested in understanding the new spaces, grey areas and changing dynamics that technologies bring to the world.
Over the past eight years, Chris has advised on a number of projects at the intersection of technology and human rights, principally in countries where access to information is heavily constrained, closely monitored or both. This experience builds upon a strong technical foundation in computer and network security as well as an academic grounding in legal, political, economic and activist approaches to related challenges.
Allan is an information designer and production guru. He was also a long-standing member of the Bangalore-based technology NGO, Mahiti. At Mahiti, he headed up the design function, specialising in information architecture and the usability of web-based and multimedia applications. Over the last 10 years he has managed numerous technology projects for NGOs, and conceptualised projects such as a series of digital pedagogic games and tools to teach soft skills and literacy to young adults in rural India. Allan was a lead organiser for AsiaSource and AfricaSource 2 and led the local production team for the World Information City exhibition (India).
At Tactical Tech, Alex coordinates the project "Securing Online and Offline Freedoms for Women: Expression, Privacy and Digital Inclusion." She is a sociologist and a researcher on ICT for the public good, and holds a PhD in social economy. For the last decade, she has been involved in the development of technological sovereignty initiatives for social and political transformation within neighbourhood communities, engaged research networks, social movements, immigrant teenagers and women's groups.
Helen got involved with Tactical Tech in 2012 as a writer and editor, joining the Berlin office full time in 2014. Having spent more than two years doing a mix of communications and project work, she now spends most of her time on the Me and My Shadow project, part of Tactical Tech's Politics of Data programme.
Prior to Tactical Tech, she worked as a news editor for Allafrica Global Media, as well as in educational publishing and later teaching. She has degrees in Journalism and Media Studies, and Philosophy.
Ling started working at Tactical Tech at the beginning of 2014, to work on outreach. She is now a project coordinator on the Politics of Data team, where she organises activities and events, and does project work on Me and My Shadow. Before joining Tactical Tech, Ling worked as an events manager in the environmental field, and she has a Bachelor and Masters degree in environmental science.
Dalia joined Tactical Tech to coordinate the Gender and Tech programme. Prior to joining the team, she was a two-year Research Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s Center for Civic Media. Her work focused on the intersection between internet and society and particularly on civic tech, data storytelling, online discourse, and digital activism.
Prior to her fellowship at Harvard, Dalia worked at tech startups and taught New Media at both Birzeit University and Bard College (Abu Dis campus) in Palestine. She co-founded Vecbox, the first hackerspace in Palestine. Dalia holds an MA in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University.
Prior to joining the team, Gabi worked at Transparency International, contributing to data projects such as the Global Corruption Barometer, and for The Guardian in London. Gabi holds a Masters in Human Rights from University College London. At Tactical Tech, Gabi works on Exposing the Invisible. Before joining this project she has worked on various other projects within Tactical Tech including, Visualising Information for Advocacy, the Women's Rights Campaigning Toolkit, and working with the Egyptian organisation EIPR to create a data visualisation on Egyptian Building Collapses.
She has an interest in data and design, which, outside of Tactical Tech, she applies to the creation of braided hair wreath displays.
Laurent moved to Berlin in 2000. After studying comparative literature he got a degree in International Media and Computing at the FHTW Berlin. He has over 6 years of experience as a web architect and project manager in various companies and is currently working as a freelancer. Laurents portfolio include a wide range of websites for the Unesco in Vienna, the Free and Humboldt universities in Berlin, the Heinrich-Böll Stiftung, the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and many other big and small web projects.
Leil-Zahra Mortada is a transfeminist queer activist and filmmaker, born in Beirut. Leil has formed part of several alternative media groups and political collectives in Lebanon, Egypt and the Spanish State, as well as on international level. Their work has a major focus on gender, sexualities, documentation, freedom of movement, protest movements, discrimination, freedom of expression, and post-colonialism. They have helped found various groups that crossed a milestone in the respective countries; such as Helem (the first official LGBTIQ organization in Lebanon), and OpAntiSH (a grassroots network to combat mob sexual assaults in Egypt).
Leil has participated in various documentation projects around human rights and social justice mainly in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, in post-war Iraq, and most notably in their "Words of Women from the Egyptian Revolution" - an archival project documenting the participation of women in the Jan25 revolution.
We found him washed up on the Berlin tech shores after a short/long stint as a lock-picker in Amsterdam. Rather than sticking to one primary coding language, he deeply understands the theory behind code and therefore is flexible and can switch from one to the next with little effort. He is auto-didactic - but who isn’t these days? In his free time he likes to go on long vacations to recharge his batteries, makes great salads with micro-greens picked in Kreuzberg, and watches doctor soap operas. His future plans are to learn how to drive a vehicle larger than a moped.
Vanessa joined Tactical Tech in 2014, she currently coordinates trainings requests and works on the gender and tech project. She is also involved in outreach across projects in French and Russian speaking regions.
Before joining Tactical Tech, Vanessa worked at the Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk of the International Federation for Human Rights leagues (FIDH) in Paris, working closely with human rights defenders, and carrying out independent research and film projects. She holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Human Rights from Sciences-Po, Paris, specialising in CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). Vanessa is also an independent documentary film maker, focusing on human rights, feminism and identity.
Björk joined Tactical Tech in 2016 as a production and event coordinator. She comes from years of experience as an organiser in social movements and musical subcultures. In the capacity of her interests in feminism, environmentalism and social justice she was involved in campaigns against the summits of G8 and the European Union. She always remained critical of technology and its impacts on ecology and the social webs. She lived for several years in the UK, where she helped coordinate local protests on environmental issues with Earth First! and supported the cause of indigenous cultures around the world. As part of the queer scene in Berlin, she has worked and campaigned for the rights of sexual minorities.
Gary joined Tactical Tech in late 2016 to support its executive team and is also coordinating a research project on the strategic uses of personal data for election campaigns and wider political influence.
His previous work revolved around the use of information technology and tech innovation in the international development sector and he was an organiser and part of the founding team behind the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) - a network of innovation hub, maker- and hackerspace managers based primarily in the global south. He also spent several years working in the communications team for the Berlin-based re:publica tech-festival. Gary’s academic background lies in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh.