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Youth Hacking 4 Freedom

YH4F jury members

Participants in Youth Hacking 4 Freedom come from very different backgrounds with different skills. Our jury takes care that every project gets a fair rating.

  • Thorsten Behrens

    Thorsten Behrens

    Thorsten is a software engineer by education and Free Software lover by heart, contributing to Open Source and Open Standards for over 20 years now. He is one of the founders of the LibreOffice project, currently serving on The Document Foundation's board, and runs his Free Software consultancy allotropia GmbH as a day job.

  • Isabel Drost-Fromm

    Isabel Drost-Fromm

    Isabel Drost-Fromm is member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder and board member of the InnerSource Commons Foundation. Interested in all things search and text mining.

  • Antje Kazimiers

    Antje Kazimiers

    After finishing her studies of computer science, Antje Kazimiers worked for several years as a software engineer. More recently, she has been creating educational material on computer science topics and teach programming to students and teachers.

  • Klaus Knopper

    Klaus Knopper

    Klaus Knopper holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. In his main occupation at the University of Kaiserslautern, he works as Professor for Software Engineering and is Vice President with focus on digitalization. He is also active as software developer in Open Source system programming and accessibility. One of his better known projects is Knoppix, a self-contained GNU/Linux live system running without installation.

  • Vincent Lequertier

    Vincent Lequertier

    Vincent Lequertier is a PhD candidate at the Claude Bernard university in Lyon, France, researching on artificial intelligence for healthcare. During his spare time, he volunteers for the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he helps advance Software Freedom.

  • Carmen Bianca Bakker

    Carmen Bianca Bakker

    Carmen Bianca Bakker is a Free Software activist and cooperator at a Brussels worker cooperative, where she writes Free Software solutions for the Belgian and European social economy. With the FSFE, she co-maintains the REUSE project to help people freely license their software. She has translated a large portion of GNOME to Esperanto, and maintains various packages for the Fedora community. Her main fields of interest are copyright and licensing, languages, documentation, and contributing to the common good, in technology and elsewhere.

  • Cryptie

    Amandine "cryptie" Jambert

    Amandine "cryptie" Jambert has been working in privacy for 15 years and volunteer at the FSFE for 10 years. Since her PhD thesis in cryptography for privacy, she has been working in the public sector as an IT/Privacy specialist. In parallel, she regularly volunteer for the FSFE. In particular, she has been deputy-coordinator for translation into French since 2014 and a GA member since 2017.

  • Neil McGovern

    Neil McGovern

    Neil McGovern has been involved with open source software for over 20 years, both personally and professionally. Neil has run the engineering team of a large open source software consultancy, and is currently the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation.

  • micu


    micu (Michael Voigt) works as a software engineer in Berlin and has been championing Free Software for over 10 years now. He is one of the main developers of the free Berlin-Vegan Guide app for SailfishOS, Android and iOS. His main fields of interest are IT security, privacy and pro audio software.

  • Hannes Mehnert

    Hannes Mehnert

    Hannes Mehnert is a software engineer working on MirageOS (https://mirageos.org) at the non-profit robur (https://robur.coop). He used to work in academia on formal verification of software and semantics of TCP/IP.

  • Aleix Pol i Gonzàlez

    Aleix Pol i Gonzàlez

    Aleix Pol i Gonzàlez has been collaborating with KDE since 2007. He started working in software development in the KDE Education area and KDevelop. Aleix joined the KDE e.V. board of directors in 2014. In his day-job, he is employed by Blue Systems where he has worked with other parts of the community including Plasma and Qt.

  • Nikos Roussos

    Nikos Roussos

    Nikos is a Software Engineer currently working mostly on projects that focusing on decentralization and privacy, but also on climate justice and sustainability. He is the FSFE coordinator for Greece.

  • Brielen Madureira

    Brielen Madureira

    Brielen Madureira is a Computational Linguistics PhD student doing research on Dialogue at the University of Potsdam, Germany. With a background in applied mathematics, she is currently interested in evaluation and ethical considerations of language technologies. Also loves learning and helping others to learn.

  • Harald Welte

    Harald Welte

    Harald Welte is the founder of the Free Software project Osmocom and was formerly involved in netfilter/iptables, the Openmoko project, and did GNU GPL compliance work with gplviolations.org.

  • Marvin W

    Marvin W

    Marvin has been contributing to free software for more than 10 years, with a focus on Android and federated encrypted messaging. He's the developer of microG and a member of the XMPP Standards Foundation.

  • Stefano Zacchiroli

    Alexios Zavras

    Alexios Zavras (zvr) is the Senior Open Source Compliance Engineer of Intel Corp. He has been involved with Free Software since 1983, and is an evangelist for all things Open. He is an active participant in a number of industry-wide efforts around compliance issues. He has a PhD in Computer Science after having studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Greece and the United States.