Newspeak House is an independent residential college founded in 2015 to study, nurture and inspire emerging communities of practice across UK public sector and civil society. This is broad ranging, covering people pioneering novel approaches across charities, government, local & national politics, journalism, education, activism, policy research, unions, community groups, etc, with the aim of cross fertilising innovations between these groups and creating unlikely collaborations.
A Newspeak House fellowship is a 6 month period of residency in Newspeak House exploring this mission. There's no project requirement; instead it involves an intense programme of networking and engaging with various communities both online and offline. It's designed for socially-minded mid-career technologists considering their next move, and wanting to develop an overview of the sector so they can take more of a strategic/systemic approach.
If you’d like to find out more, please contact Edward Saperia the dean of Newspeak House.
Software developer, open data & knowledge enthusiast - Tech Lead for Wikidata, a CC0 licenced structured data repository sistered with Wikipedia.
Also working on a side project called WBStack, lowering the barrier to entry for the Wikibase software stack for all.
Blog, GitHub, @Twitter, LinkedIn, Email
User researcher, GDS
Digital strategy consultant, Citizen Beta organiser, Redecentralize.org founder
Assistant Director, The Right to Research Coalition
Historian of AI; Co-founder, The Buried Life
Founder, Open Knowledge
Creative Technologist, Kano Computing
Ford-Mozilla Fellow, Center for Democracy & Technology
Tech Entrepreneur & Investor
Police Rewired, software development, mobile app development, C#, Java, Python
Researcher, Open Knowledge
Co-Founder, Citizen Beta
Co-founder, Local Welcome
Research Director, Centre for Analysis of Social Media
Research Engineer / Machine Learning
PhD, NLP and news
Investigative journalist [BBC] & political economist [CAMRI]
Founder of WebRoots Democracy (focused on digital democracy) and Head of Think Tank at Future Advocacy (focused on the impact of AI and emerging tech).
Social & Educational Technologist
data for good person
Data Scientist, CMA
Consultant / Public Policy and Applied Ethics
Associate @ SystemiQ
RSA Future Work Centre
Charity Funding / Web Apps / Data Science
Anouk has a background in political economics and software development. Over the past decade, she developed her research skills as an economic analyst and investigative journalist, worked as a software developer and founded several communities in the technological space. Currently, she consults on data ethics and governance, specifically focusing on data trusts.
Systems designer, participatory and horizontal forms of governance, community catalyst and facilitator. Working on new forms of governance for a better world. Currently: DGOV Foundation, Enspiral, Edmund Hillary Fellow, RSA Fellow, Associate Lecturer Schumacher College. @solarpunk_girl firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital and organisational change consultant to the charity sector. Intersticia Fellow, trustee of Turn2us and chair of Trajectory Theatre. Former agency MD, board of Sadler’s Wells. #1 woman in digital under 30, The Drum 2014. Immersive digital art enthusiast. Yoga teacher. @jokerrconsults, linkedin/jokerrconsults, email@example.com
Academic / data scientist / systems modeller
Software developer/co-operative founder
Founder & Principal Data Scientist @ Coefficient
Full stack engineer
Founder & CEO of Hatch, a start-up to connect people with ways to take action on social causes. Background in international development (especially Pakistan), conflict management, and liberal politics. Research interests: institutional information ecologies, distributed agency and user-centred design in communities and organisations. firstname.lastname@example.org
I currently working as Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO, helping UN agencies share their knowledge on Wikipedia. Previously I worked at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum in London, I helped run Wikimania 2014, and started MonmouthpediA, a community Wikipedia project in my home town.