Deborah is a seasoned project- and operations manager, and an aspiring OSINT investigator and system administrator. She also has experience with digital security, product management, workshop production, and with writing technical documentation.
Self-taught, she has worked in the arts, digital human rights and (open-source) technology sphere for 20+ years, both for small organizations as well as a big telecommunications company. In her free time, she is focused on expanding her digital security skill-set by taking courses for IT support and system administration. She also continues to practice her OSINT investigation techniques after participating in the Bellingcat workshop in 2019. As an activist, she’s vocal about defending human rights, digital security and privacy in this age of surveillance capitalism.
She’s also a ceramist with a focus on hand-building. The Japanese firing technique Raku is one her favorite methods of firing. Music is very important too, she has a huge library full of weird and eclectic stuff; from avantgarde, experimental and electronic stuff, to hip-hop, (noisy)-punk, new-wave, niche world music, doom metal, jazz, (contemporary) classical music and (Japanese) noise ~ (+ she’s been a proud vegetarian for 30 years!)
In January 2020 she started working for the Foundation for Public Code as Operations Coordinator: The Foundation for Public Code helps open source projects for public organizations become successful, build sustainable communities around them and create a thriving public open source ecosystem. Their mission is to enable public-purpose software and policy that is open and collaborative. They do this through ecosystem level codebase stewardship of both software and civic code, enabling collaboration and reuse at scale.
dem at riseup.net | Amsterdam
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