Shalini is associated with a number of community activities working as part of the Janastu and Servelots core team. She handles team issues, organisational reporting needs, and the systems and server admin tasks, and maintains and manages free software repositories and web software systems such as Wikis and WordPress on dedicated Linux Docker servers.
Dinesh has Computer Science background and is a founder of Janastu in Bangalore, India. Janastu has been providing free and open source (FOSS) solutions and support to small not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations (NPOs/NGOs) since 2002. Dinesh is also a founding member of the International Institute of Art Culture and Democracy.
Gustaff Harriman Iskandar
Gustaff Harriman Iskandar (b. 1974) was graduated in 1999 from Fine Arts Department, Bandung Institute of Technology. Starting from 1999 until 2000, he runs Poros Art Management and actively wrote, organize, and participated in some visual art exhibitions. By the end of 2001, he co-founded Bandung Center for New Media Arts together with Reina Wulansari, R. E. Hartanto and T. Reza Ismail, and strongly engage with the development of media art & multidisciplinary artistic practice in Indonesia.
Mary Dim Suan Huai
Mary Dim Suan Huai currently works as a programme manager for the Heisa FM community radio project in Thuklai, in the Siyin Valley in Chin state, Myanmar, which is one of ASORCOM’s partner organisations. She is currently studying social work and has a great deal of experience in different areas in different countries.
Michael Suantak (Pum Suan Hang) is a civic-minded social innovator and entrepreneur in Myanmar. He is the founder of ASORCOM and one of the Myanmar digital Tarzans from the jungle of Chin state, located in the northwest of Myanmar close to India and Bangladesh. His primary initiative was building a community wireless network as an alternative communication platform, connecting more than 20 jungle villages over the hills in Chin state, where there are no proper roads or internet and mobile coverage. Before that, he was one of the founding members of the Burma Information Technology (BIT) team in 2002 and organisational manager in New Delhi, India.
Reina Wulansari Wargahadibrata
Reina Wulansari Wargahadibrata
Talant Sultanov is the co-founder of the Internet Society-Kyrgyz Chapter. Previously he served as an advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, where he coordinated the work of the national digital transformation programme Taza Koom. Prior to that, he worked as the director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, a think tank where he advocated for economic development policies based on human capital, technologies and innovation.
Nicolás Pace is the community networks movement building coordinator. He is also a part of AlterMundi A.C., a grassroots organisation supporting rural underserved communities in their pursuit of creating their own telecommunications infrastructure, their own piece of the internet. In doing so, Nicolás has travelled to more than 15 countries, getting to know many of the community networks out there, and getting to understand the diversity and complexity of the field.
Talitha Yurhika Anni
Mary Claire Barela
Mary Claire Barela is a researcher at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, University of the Philippines- Diliman. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 2011 and her Master’s in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from the same institution. She is currently leading the Village Base Station team with the Wireless Communications Engineering Lab (WCEL) at UP, which aims to put up several community cellular networks in remote and unserved barangays in Aurora, Philippines. Her past work has centered on rural connectivity and communications in the Philippines, with applications such as Internet access for public elementary schools and emergency communications for disaster response.
Mohammad Abdul Haque
Muhammad Abdul Haque is the Chairman of Arpan Communication and the Assistant Editor of Computer Jagat, the first and highest circulated ICT magazine in Bangladesh . He has been a leader in ICT journalism since the beginning of his career. His expertise is encompassing publication, devising art works, business promotion, business analysis, planning and monitoring. His contribution in ICT journalism has placed him among the front line contributors who have been working heart and soul for the ICT development of the country.
Mr. Ananda Gautam, Program Officer at Forum for Digital Equality. He is engineer by profession and engaged in designing our one of Community Network Initiative in Thulung Dudhkoshi in Everest Region.
Nisarat Tansakul is IT Helpdesk Manager at Internet Education and Research Laboratory, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She also work as a project manager for Community Wireless Mesh Network project called “TakNet” which mainly deployed in Tak province in the north of Thailand to increase number of Internet user in Thailand. She earned her M.S. degree in Information Technology from Kasetsart University, Thailand in 2007. She also received B.S. degree in Computer Science from Mahidol University, Thailand in 2002.
Sarbani Banerjee Belur