I develop software in contexts that are uplifting to the world.
I care about how to effectively employ my efforts in ways that will improve altruistic organisations.
I’m a coordination and emergent algorithms independent researcher. Using the concepts drawn from these fields as a base, I’m interested in using my software skills to raise awareness to the issues that crumble our institutions and in ensuring that the development of our moral foundations surpasses our technological development.
I am seeking opportunities to work with organizations that are working in contexts that are uplifting to the world.
With several years of experience in open-source software development, I have contributed to projects such as PyScript, Jupyter, PySide, Mozilla Webcompat, Firefox, whynot, conda-forge and many others.
As an active member of the open-source community, I engage with NumFOCUS in various capacities: as a distinguished Jupyter contributor, a Jupyter Widgets steering council member, and a participant in the NumFOCUS DISC committee. Additionally, I help people develop their software skills through WoCCode and PyLadies Berlin. In the past, I have mentored coders and scientists in initiatives like Open Life Science and the ReDi project.
As an open science ecosystem contributor, I have served as a subject matter expert for NASA, developing a course aimed at providing guidance for scientists on practicing open science. I've also taught classes at Harvard through the LSSTC-DSFP program and at several other conferences and meetups.
You can have access to my talks, workshops, classes, and podcasts at this link.
I also have a list of software projects I tackle alone or with friends.
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I'm studying reinforcement learning, agent based modeling, causal inference and game theory. The scenarios you can model with these technologies combined are vast. Currently, I'm especially interested in the modeling of institutions in order to understand how agents cooperate or not within different systems and cooperative AI, which is a branch of AI alignment. I've recently started a research blog where I explain my understanding of these concepts and sometimes come up with new science!
I also write some unstructured notes here.poverty alleviation:
I'm currently enrolled in MIT's MicroMasters Program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy and I hope to gain a better understanding of poverty alleviation. This knowledge could hopefully be employed in my interests about modeling institutions using emergent algorithms, but I also believe it will be beneficial to my side projects like permaculture to Brazil's no land movement and the development of open-source internships to people coming from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.open knowledge:
I'm driven by meaning and I find a lot of significance and love in the open/libre internet. Liberating knowledge and fostering cultural and scientific development deeply resonates with many of my personal principles and working towards making the digital world more accessible and comfortable for all is a very fulfilling mission to me.
My main form of action on this front has been the advocacy of both the ethos and the practice of open source and open science. Highlights about my work here.governance:
With the intent of creating resilient communities, I'm interested in driving research that allows for both quantitative and qualitative forms of assessing different kinds of governance systems. Initially, I'm focusing on open source communities and possibly expanding to real-life communities.
I have helped shape several open source communities in the past. Currently, I'm helping to write the NumFOCUS Cookbook. In case you're interested/curious, I have some links and comments here.
After having an incredible experience living in Mars College, I've decided for good that "happiness is only real when shared". I'm looking for a commune to live in. Do you know of anything? I'll be letting go of my really cheap and cozy apartment in Berlin if you're looking for a place to stay. If you want to get to know me better, use a slot from here.
I found out the way I learn the best is by having the support of a community. Do you want to learn something together? Send me a message! I invite you to take a look at my current list of software projects to see if we have a matching one. But I'm also curious about what you have in mind! Besides writing software, I'm interested in many other things, check the list below!
I support several causes: ethical open source, animal liberation, and the decrease in animal-based products consumption, investing in carbon offsets to decrease my CO2 footprint, leveraging democracy through open democratic practices, post meritocracy in my engineering work context, combating disinformation on the Web, AI alignment, open access to knowledge, empowering people to overcome poverty using a) non-traditional forms of pedagogy, b) land redistribution coupled with permaculture and community building in rural contexts c) offering OSS opportunities through internships and mentoring d) respecting people's agency over their own economical future through donating money directly to them.
These are some of the projects I support:
I believe women have the right to have full control over their own bodies:
Doctors in Germany are not allowed to post factual information on abortions on their websites. Other websites are allowed to post this information, though. Frag Den Staat is currently providing resources on the subject in German, English, and Turkish.
I believe it's hard to throttle technological development, and that this unrestrained development is not always good for our culture, institutions, and people. However, I also believe it's quite possible to harness these technologies in an ethical and uplifting way.