psychonaut girl

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.

With a focus on open source, I’m a governance and coordination issues researcher. Using the concepts drawn from these fields as a base I’m interested in raising awareness to the issues that crumble our institutions and also interested in ensuring that the development of our moral foundations surpass our technological development.

I work as a software engineer at Anaconda in the PyScript project. I'm involved with NumFOCUS in a few different ways: as a Jupyter distinguished contributor, a member of the Jupyter Widgets steering council and the NumFOCUS DISC committee. I'm also helping people to develop their software skills at WoCCode, PyLadies Berlin, Open Life Science and at the ReDi project.

Earlier this year I consulted as a subject matter expert for NASA and was part of the "Ethos of open science" team, the results of my work should be out at some point in 2023 and they aim to offer guidance to people who want to practice open science.

You can have an overview of my work life either on my Github profile or on LinkedIn.

You can have access to my talks, workshops, classes and podcasts in this link.

I also have a list of software projects I tackle alone or with friends. Currently I'm enjoying hacking on Machine Learning projects.

If you're a tech recruiter please answer these two quick questions before getting in touch with me.

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.

With the intent of creating anti-fragile communities, I'm interested in driving research that allows for both quantitative and qualitative forms of assessing different kinds of governance systems. Initially focusing on open source communities and possibly expanding to real life communities.

I've created a substack that will be populated with my findings, feel free to subscribe!

If you're interested in some of my notes or the books I'm reading, feel free to browse around!

After having an incredible experience living in Mars College I decided it doesn't make sense to me to live by myself. I'm looking for a shared community to live with. 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'm also interested in generative communities in general, if you just want to brainstorm, feel free to get in touch.

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 software I'm interested in many other things, check the list below!

  • AI art, Vjing ➡ I've experimented with GANs and interactive projections before, using Touch Designer, Kinect and DMX lights.

  • Rust ➡ I can't write very complex programs in Rust, but would love to learn. I write about it here. I'm happy to collaborate to your project, specially if they're related with things pointed out on my introduction section.

  • C++ ➡ I'm always trying to learn more C++ because the complexity on this language is fractal! I'm part of a woman only work group and you can learn more about it here. I post about my work here.

  • Drawing ➡ I'm a beginner tattoo artist and I still have a long way to go! I know the basics of painting with spray and we can think about mural projects or just tagging random places too. I also want to improve in watercolor and general drawing.

  • Music ➡ Music theory, music producing (mainly electronic but also interested in analog jams), djing, foxdot(and similar shenanigans). I play the guitar and sing a bit, trying to be better at my Bossa Nova practicing.

  • Flow ➡ Dance, poi, hula-hoop, fire flow, meditation, yoga. Anything flowey, I'm always looking for people to share these practices with.

  • Security ➡ Currently I'm wondering about what can be done to minimize disinformation spreading. How can we limit the driving companies in a capitalist context to use technology to help people?

  • Compilers ➡ I'm interested in how languages started, evolved and are changing. I work with computer languages every day and I'm always thinking about how to make them better for both humans and machines. I'm collecting some ideas here.

  • Books ➡ Do you want to read together? Check my reading list, maybe we can chill in a cafe and share our thoughts after a reading sesh.

  • Effective altruism ➡ I don't subscribe to all of their stuff but there are some great ideas. Ask me about my dreams and tell me about yours :)

I support several causes: ethical open source, animal liberation and the decrease of animal-based products consumption, investing in carbon offsets to decrease my CO2 footprint, leveraging democracy through open democratic practices, post meritocracy in my engineer work context, combating disinformation in the Web, AI alignment, empowering people to overcome poverty using a) non-traditional forms of education, b) land redistribution coupled with permaculture and community building and c) offering OSS opportunities through internships and mentoring.

You might be intersted in becoming a mentor:

    Women of Color Code: This program seeks to unite WoC and other members of minoritized groups, to battle feelings of isolation and marginalization that are prevalent in educational institutions and industry settings. Women of Color Code is an initiative funded by AstroPy. I offer 1:1 mentorships, workshops and webinars. I also co-organize the group. If you're interested in either becoming a mentor or offering webinars for our group, get in touch! We offer monetary compensations to our contributors!
    ReDI: In response to the refugee crisis the ReDI School was founded: a vocational training program teaching digital skills to migrants and locals. I currently help as a mentor, but you could be a teacher of software or design, or if you have good organizational skills you can help folks with the administration of the school!
    PyLadies Berlin: The global PyLadies mentorship group has a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community with the mission to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings. PyLadies aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. I'm helping to organize the group. You can join the meetup group, organize talks or classes. Hit me up and we'll figure out something together. Disclaimer: we don't care about your gender :) just come!
    Frauen Loop: FrauenLoop offers a diverse network of women tech professionals who train motivated, women-identified persons in computer programming. There are many ways to help, from software to administration work.

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.

    Women on Waves is a Dutch nongovernmental organization created in 1999 by Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts, in order to bring reproductive health services, particularly non-surgical abortion services and education, to women in countries with restrictive abortion laws.