Our lecturers



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Liz Steininger

Liz is the CEO/Managing Director of Least Authority in Berlin, a company supporting people’s right to privacy through security consulting and building secure solutions. Prior, she managed financing for Internet freedom projects at the Open Technology Fund. Liz has over 17 years of experience as a Project Manager, Program Manager and Analyst on numerous tech development projects in both private companies and public organizations. She holds an M.S. in Management & Technology from Carlow University (2007) and B.S. in Digital Media from Drexel University (2001) in the United States of America.

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Kei Kreutler

Kei is a researcher interested in how cultural narratives of technologies shape their use. Working as Director of Strategy at Gnosis, she oversees communications and messaging as the company builds prediction market platforms, decentralized trading protocols, and a smart wallet. She has extensive experience in the realm of decentralized organizing and maintains an independent artistic practice, exhibiting at institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK and Ideas City at the New Museum, NY, US.

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Stacco Troncoso

Stacco Troncoso is the advocacy coordinator of the P2P Foundation as well as the project lead for Commons Transition, an organization dedicated to spreading and strengthening the Commons worldwide. He is also co-founder of the P2P translation collective Guerrilla Translation. His work in communicating commons culture extends to public speaking and relationship-building with prefigurative communities, policymakers and potential commoners.

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Sarah Friend

Sarah is an artist and software engineer, with special interest in blockchain and the p2p web. She is a proud Recurse Centre alum, and is one of the organizers of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web in Toronto.

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Lucas Vogelsang

Lucas is co-founder and Head of Engineering atCentrifuge a Berlin-based company building a protocol for the financial supply chain. Lucas dropped out of college to start his first startup in 2009 in Switzerland. Since then he has worked at various startups around the world in different technical roles. He strongly believes in privacy, and that this technology can be a driving force to make the world a better place.

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Alexis Sellier

Long time open source contributor, he recently co-founded Monadic. Monadic current supports Radicle, a secure p2p network for code collaboration and value exchange.

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Eleftherios Diakomichalis

Eleftherios is the co-founder of Monadic which supports Radicle, a secure p2p network for code collaboration and value exchange. He was an early employee at SoundCloud where he led the Data Science team. His scientific interests lie between network science and statistics, focusing on online communities.

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François Guezengar

François is a blockchain engineer working at the Ethereum Foundation on the project Remix IDE. He is the co-organizer of the Ethereum Meetup group in Berlin. He focuses his work on building tools to simplify developer experience and simplify learning curve.

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Pat Rawson

Pat is an accomplished DAO advocate, armchair governance expert, and DAOstack's Comms Lead. He brings unique experience into the blockchain space, having previously worked as an award winning advertising professional for the likes of Disney, HBO, and Universal Pictures.

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Ram Muthukrishnan

Ram is a programmer living in Bangalore. He is interested in decentralization, privacy and security. In his free time, he likes to play with analog RF electronics and talk to strangers via amateur radio (his amateur radio callsign is VU3RDD) with morse code with home-built equipment. In the past, he worked on low level software like bootloaders and operating systems.