The FabBlog

The FabBlog contains posts about learnings we’ve made through our work.

Network-Centric Resources: August Update

We spent most of July working in California and wanted to give a quick report back on what I learned…

What We’ve Learned by Prototyping Workshops

The discipline of iteration and testing have been the most important processes to our work at FabRiders. A final product…

What we’ve learned about creating podcasts

For the last couple of months, FabRiders has been working with School of Data on the creation of a podcast…

QAF’s and Resources to Mitigate Risks in Academic Research

On June 12th and June 13th, FabRiders collaborated with two doctoral researchers, Lydia Medland and Maria-Teresa Pinto, to design and…

We are learning about the Data Literacy Eco-System

‘Data is a Team Sport’ is a School of Data open research project. We aim to learn how data literacy…

We’re developing a network-centric resource on how to develop network-centric resources

We're starting a new project that looks at developing network centric resources.  Resources are assets that are drawn on by…

Why We’re Excited About The Internet Freedom Festival

From March 6th to 10th, over 1400 individuals will converge in Valencia, Spain for what is being billed as the…

Building a Better 2017

2016 wasn't all bad. Here at FabRiders, 2016 was a great year of learning. Every event and project that goes by we…

What we learned at NPDev 2016

This was our fifth year attending Aspiration's NonProfit Developer Summit (NPDev) and it remains the most important event in the…

Why We’re Excited About The Open Exchange for Social Change

This upcoming event, which is one of many being held in Madrid prior to the International Open Data Conference, is…

LevelUp Webinar Notes: Preparing Your Digital Security Training

During this webinar which took place on April 28th, 2016, and was cohosted by Dirk Slater, FabRiders and Nic Sera-Leyva,…

Tech Project Specifications and Social Change Efforts

This article will help people working on social change efforts understand what they need to know before undertaking a technology…

What are we building: communities or networks?

Here at FabRiders, we benefit greatly from our ability to share expertise with a network of technology capacity builders through…

Data Literacy Research Findings

Introduction In 2015, FabRiders helped School of Data undertake its first research project to understand data literacy efforts around the…

LevelUp Webinar Notes: Evaluating DigiSec Trainings for Effectiveness

During this webinar taking place on February 23rd, We: Looked at the key challenges we face in evaluating digital security trainings Explored…

Privacy, new technologies and turning the tables on the state

In this talk I gave at TEDXEastEnd Salon on December 10th, 2015, I explore how my understanding of anonymity and privacy was formed…

What We Will Learn in 2016

2015 was a banner year for FabRiders. Here is what our current projects have us positioned to learn in 2016: We’ve explored hacking user…

Hacking user centred design for social change efforts.

Our learnings never happen in isolation and we are always grateful to those who have helped inform us along the…

Help Us Learn about Communities of Practice

FabRiders is teaming up with Kristin Antin of the engine room to learn about what makes communities of practice work.…

What I learned at NPDev Summit 2015

Anybody that gets within earshot of me during the months of October and November will hear me wax lyrical about…