GOSH 2022 - Introductions

Hello World, I am Paul from BOngoTech & Research Labs in Tanzania, and we`re specialised in electromechanical, we use open source hardware tools to develop our products and solutions. Our solutions are then shared with the community to enhance the well-being of our society. It’s my pleasure to e-meet all of you intelligent workers.


Hello world . I am Maliamungu Richard, an open technologies community training and resource development engineer,
working to serve and strengthen my community. As a South Sudanese refugee living and working in Uganda
I lead workshops in device repair, IT and access to information, sustainable development and life skills
training across numerous communities in Northern Uganda and South Sudan. Often in cooperation with
national and international organisations my goals are towards effective peacebuilding. Through research,
innovation and application of open source and IT skills for community development, I act as a lead
consultant in the use of the #ASKotec – Access to Skills and Knowledge open tech emergency case, a handson training kit for off-grid and remote region, aimed at the improvement of quality of life, knowledge sharing
and strengthening of education.

Let’s connect here ;

Instagram: @maliamungurichard. Instagram

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaliamunguRich4?t=9w7pvt28d4qtfPGKUjv7kg&s=09


Hi GOSHers,

My name is Edwin En-Te Hwu, Assoc. Prof. at the Department of Health Technology in Danish Technical University. Recently I started to open source my developments on nanotechnology-related instruments.

12 types of open source low cost 3D printable nanopositioners, from thumb-size actuator to 18 axes nano-probing station, used in German National Metrology Institute (PTB), Danish Technical University (DTU), National Taiwan University (NTU), Academia Sinica, etc…

Mechanical/electrical CAD and Arduino-based controller designs are now published in Hardware X and make it open source for everyone.

More open-source nanopositioners in action videos

You might also like:

  1. Hacking optics from data storage drives for scientific applications:
    Hacking CD/DVD/Blu-ray for Biosensing

  2. Hacking XBOX360 for micro/nanoscale high resolution 3D printing:
    Micro and nanoscale 3D printing using optical pickup unit from a gaming console

  3. Using DVD optics for Nano-, Micro-, Milli-Newton to several Newtons force measurements:
    Open-source force analyzer with broad sensing range based on an optical pickup unit

My LinkedIn, Twitter, G Scholar



I’m Simon, I lead two innovation spaces in the Western Region of Ghana, all within Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality, one is based in the community and the other within the University of Mines and Technology, which seeks to create a platform for all year round innovative thinking and problem solving and also commercialization of research from both staff and students.

I love tinkering with machines, am employed at the University as a Senior ICT Assistant. I am also the programs manager for the Ghana Hubs Network, working on building a centralized database system for effective decision making and data analysis to harness the networks resources for growth and advocacy. Implementing this program through a nationwide hackathon.
Really excited and looking forward to seeing you all in Panama


Hi! My name is Alejo Bonifacio and I am from Argentina. I study the freshwater environmental degradation and its effects on biota, and I think that Open Science is the best option for communities and scientists. Thus, I am exploring different OSH tools for these studies. On one hand, data loggers based in microcontrolers (GitHub - Open-Hardware-Leaders/LoRa-Data-Loggers-for-environmental-quality) and on the other hand, very low cost tools to get information from these environments (🎈 Public Lab: alejobonifacio).
My favorite tropical animal is the Coquí, a little frog form Central America and also and open tool for measuring water conductivity (https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/03-01-2019/build-a-sound-generating-coqui-conductivity-sensor).


Hello everyone,

I’m Pen (full name Pen-Yuan Hsing but I know it’s hard to pronounce), one of the GOSH Community Council members 2021-2023. Click here for more details about me from my candidate statement last year.

I started a citizen science project for wildlife monitoring and in the last 5-ish years have become much more active in open source software/hardware communities, which led to to GOSH.

I am also eager to promote open science best practices. To that end, I’ve contributed to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, among other things.

One open science hardware project I’d really like to work on is adding stereoscopic abilities to motion-triggered camera traps to improve wildlife monitoring. By using the depth-map made from stereo images, we can obtain data useful for estimating animal populations that would otherwise be very labour intensive to get. Check out this thread if you’re interested in this topic.

My dream for the GOSH Gathering this October in Panama is to run the Cut, Copy, and Paste workshop with everyone. It is a hands-on activity designed to give participants a holistic appreciation for the freedoms of reuse, study, remixing, and sharing that underlies open source work. Let me know if you’re interesting in doing this with me!!

P.S. I plan to be in the Netherlands in late June, who knows maybe @gallaugher can meet up some place in the middle?


Hi everyone,
I’m Pablo, one of the reGOSH Community member and coordinator of Mendoza node, together with @nanocastro.
I’m a physics teacher at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, where I make open science hardware for teaching science:

We are also working on open science hardware for the Agroecology Lab in coordination with @gbathree and other pals from GOSH as well.
As some of you may already know, we’ve been granted the GOSH Funding to organize a regional event in September in Mendoza. Call for the gathering is still open!
Hope to meet you in Panama.


Hi everyone!

I’m Katie, and I’m the Director of Policy Initiatives at the Open Environmental Data Project (OEDP), where I support communities, researchers, and government in redesigning and opening up environmental data systems to strengthen policy, accountability, and civic participation in science and governance.

I’m a bit new to the open hardware world, but have worked in open science for a long time (formerly at BITSS, focused on social science transparency and reproducibility. I’ve also worked in agricultural science and policy.

Excited to meet people and connect around getting open hardware and science into policy and community organizing spaces!


Hi everyone,
I am Karl Kaddu. I am a science communications practitioner. I work with grassroots communities and schools in promoting indigenous knowledge, STEM and open science practices, and open hardware with graduate and artisanal centres in Uganda. I am currently managing the communications portfolio of the Environment for Development where we advocate for sustainable environmental investments in the Global South.

A monkey will always be favourite monkey.


Hi All, I’m Gameli Adzaho from Ghana. My interest in open hardware stems from increasing access to low-cost sensors for community environmental monitoring and improvement, as well as its potential in transforming STEAM Education. I’m currently with JOGL as a Program Manager, leading the Africa Chapter. at JOGL, we’re organising Just One Giant Summit to bring together actors in Community Science and Innovation around the world together, thanks to GOSH and other partners. Before this I was part of the Critical Maker group at Weizenbaum Institute, a public health project coordinator, and a science teacher. I lead Global Lab Network, which embraces the open ethos to build a community of students and STEAM professionals for social impact in Ghana and beyond.


Hi, I’m Alexandra on behalf of the Zalmotek team from Bucharest, Romania! :smiley:

We are a hardware prototyping company and besides the work we do for clients we like to spend our free time creating open-source hardware projects and sharing them with the community. You can follow our work on Hackster, Hackaday and on our social media:



Maker and embedded engineer with an eye for details, 2022 Ada Lovelace Fellow (Fellowship - 2022 Open Hardware Summit), active member of the OSH community, passionate about mixing aesthetics and functionality when building electronics. I have developed hardware prototypes for various industries as part of the Zalmotek team, previously working as a STEAM educator, and I am also currently part of the Harkopen team (https://harkopen.com/). My favorite projects to work on are wearables and anything involving colorful LEDs, tiny microcontrollers, Edge ML, and PCB design. I also doodle at PikaComics, a comic that aims to teach electronics in a fun way.

My favourite tropical animal is the Capybara. :")


Maker and Product manager at Zalmotek and Harkopen, with a wealth of experience in open-source hardware. Formerly trained as a biomedical engineer, I have worked on various projects, from graphic design, STEAM education, industrial automation, and designing medical devices. In his spare time, to get away from the screens, Mihnea likes to do leatherworking and read about behavioral biology.

My favorite tropical animal is the Echidna.


Entrepreneur for over 10 years (cofounded an IoT startup, a STEM education company that delivered courses to over 3000 children, and Zalmotek.com, an OSH prototyping company) Passionated about biohacking and transhumanism, I experimented with an NFC implanted in my hand and many other personal projects.

My favorite tropical animal is the Lemur.


Hi all! I’m Emilio from El Salvador. This is my first GOSH event (finally!) so I’m very excited to finally join you! I am currently the executive director of Appropedia, a wiki for sustainability. We publish research that is mostly linked to open source appropriate technology. I’m very passionate about documentation and increasing science reproducibility.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all!


Hello Everyone,

This is Gunarakulan Gunaretnam from Sri Lanka.

I am the Co-founder of Deep11 (A Software Solution Startup) and the gaurdian the of Software Lab at DreamSpace Academy (A Community-based research center).

I am very excited to participate in this event, I hope, I can learn so many wonderful things from this event to explore more in my life.

My Social Links

Thank you!


Hi everyone. I’m Cere (pronounced “sara”).

I’m excited to get to know everyone here. I’m originally from the US but live part-time in Germany while I finish up a Masters degree in Philosophy of Science.

I’m interested in lots of different art/science/nature/philosophy/etc/etc/etc. I have made science-art and kinetic sculpture exhibits in the past and hope to come back to that in some way shape or form
Youtube (mostly) art videos
I have an academic background in physics from long ago and I miss hands-on tinkering and want to get back to fiddling with electronics and investigating some questions I have about what can and cannot easily be measured, interacted with, and used as an energy source in nature using radio and electronic technology.

Here’s my social media stuff. I tend to post a fair amount of comedy and politics as this is what keeps me sane in an insane world.



Hello, My name is Chris Mushi from ARUSHA Tanzania. I work for Twende Innovation Centre as a Creativity trainer. Twende impowers local communities especially youth with hands-on design workshops so they can solve their local technology challenges (more local solutions to local challenges )
We also have a STEAM program we call it “build-it” of which student get the chance to make a simple technology {device} to reflect what they theoretically learn in school and how a certain topic may be useful in real life
Can’t wait meeting you.


It’s a pleasure to get to know you all my name is Lenin Rueda. I am a medical technologist based in Peru and I work for peru’s national health institute. My research focuses on environmental health and I would like to develop open source tools for the measurement of heavy metals in different biological matrices. I am part of a reGOSH.

I am part of reGOSH where I am working in a low-cost environmental monitor. I would really like to make connections for future projects regarding environmental health and diagnostics using open science hardware. Looking forward to get to know you all, learn a lot, make long lasting collaborations and help the open science movement growing in Latin America!


Pleasure Pablo I work with environmental health in Brazil and scientific diplomacy Universidade de São Paulo. It will be a pleasure to be able to help… contact me for my whatsapp


Hello Everyone,

My name is Linda and I work for Kumasi Hive, and I was part of the organizing members of the two Africa OSH general gatherings in Ghana and Tanzania, I’m a bit new to the GOSH community and it’s policies.

Excited to meet, learn, connect with people around, and get open hardware and science into policy and community organizing spaces!


Hi folks,
My name is Tarunima. I am part technologist, part policy wonk. I spend most of my time at Tattle which is a FOSS project for misinformation response in India. I attended GOSH 2018 and absolutely loved the community. Over the last few years my (little) involvement with OSH has been on the policy front. The lack of consistent involvement from Asia/Asians in GOSH (and other similar venues) continues to remain a mystery to me. Looking forward to a lot of enriching conversations on this and other issues at the event!


Hi, I am m byron from Ecuador, I work in VLSI systems (Microchips), and once a year ago at my University designed the first microchip in Ecuador, now we realized that one of the problems in the VLSI design is the excessive cost of the EDA tools and the restrictive NDA between foundries and users. We want establish a fully open-source flow to develop more microchips involving more universities in the region.