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Who is behind the curtain?

What happens when we open source everything?

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Open Source Open Society is an event envisioned, designed and held collaboratively by 4 co-hosts:


Enspiral

Enspiral is a virtual and physical network of companies and professionals working together to create a thriving society.

GitHub

GitHub is the world’s largest host of open source code. Over eight million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

Loomio

Loomio is free and open source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them.

Chalkle

Chalkle is a platform for open education designed to empower teachers and rewire the learning and teaching infrastructure in our communities.



Open Source Open Society is being delivered by a passionate team of collaborators from across the Enspiral network.


Silvia Zuur

Silvia Zuur

Silvia is the founder of chalkleº and board member of Enspiral Foundation.

She brings a passion for education, and wealth of international youth work and events management.

Alanna Krause

Alanna Krause

Alanna is a co-founder of Loomio and a director of the Enspiral Foundation.

She's passionate about innovating processes, technology, and structures for positive social impact.

Helen Kirlew Smith

Helen Kirlew Smith

As freelance Producer, Event Manager and Facilitator, for Helen, it is all about sharing stories, and connecting people. She is currently working with Urban Dream Brokerage to present temporary public art projects in vacant spaces across Wellington.

Megan Salole

Megan Salole

Megan is a designer, social entrepreneur, former National Campaign Manager for the Green Party, and member of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.

Anthony Cabraal

Anthony Cabraal

Ants is a co-founder of chalkleº and is always looking for ways to unboringify the important and help good things go faster.

Ben Knight

Ben Knight

Ben is a co-founder of Loomio.

He has a research background in cognitive neuroscience and the evolution of collective intelligence, and a practical background in community coordination, social justice organising, media and communications.

Simon Jarvis

Simon Jarvis

Simon is the Creative Director of Highly Flammable, industrial designer and hacker or sorts. He's always looking for something to sink his teeth into and relishes the opportunity to co-create.