Small core, a great board, lots of partners, and soon, fellowships!

The Team


(Coming soon!)

Ben MacAskill

Ben is President & COO of SmugMug + Flickr, and has been central to creation of the foundation.


George Oates

Executive Director
George is a designer and entrepreneur and has worked on the web since 1996. She was also the first designer at from 2003-2008.


Producer (Community & Events)

(Coming soon!)

Program Manager

(Coming soon!)

Tech Lead

(Coming soon!)
  • We’ll be hiring very soon!

Our Board of Directors

Ryan Merkley

Board Chair
Ryan is Managing Director at Aspen Digital, and previously served as Chief of Staff at the Wikimedia Foundation, and CEO of Creative Commons before that.


Stephanie McVey

Stephanie is the Chief Financial Officer at SmugMug + Flickr.

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Stay tuned!

The Advisory Board

Anasuya Sengupta

Poet, author, activist, and a cited expert in representation for marginalized voices on the Internet.

Ben Cerveny

Strategist, designer, and co-founder of Foundation for Public Code.

Elizabeth Churchill

HCI/CogSci research leader and Director of UX.

Jennie-Rose Halperin

Commons and Libraries specialist, director of Library Futures