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Angelika Strohmayer is a PhD candidate in Digital Civics at Newcastle University in the UK. She has worked with and in a number of third sector organisations in sensitive settings in European and International Development contexts both in practitioner and researcher roles. She has interests in feminist, creative, and reflexive methodologies and the ways in which we co-design and co-research with charities.

Matthew Marshall is a PhD candidate in Digital Civics at Newcastle University in the UK. His work focuses on how charities can use technology to develop new ways of becoming transparent and accountable to their stakeholders through interactions around work, outcomes and money. He has interests in Marxist modes of production where workers own the value of their labour, and likes to perform research through fieldwork and getting “stuck in”.

Nitya Verma is a PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Computing department at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Her work focuses on how human-services organizations and their varied stakeholders participate in the big data phenomena and its implications for use and design of these technologies. More specifically, she has interests in the lived experience of the big data rhetoric and technologies in the policing context (i.e. non-profits, activist groups and police departments), and likes to conduct qualitative fieldwork.

Chris Bopp is a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He works with human services nonprofit organizations as a community-based researcher to understand the challenges of using information systems to measure social impact. He is interested in the connections between aggregation of data and measurement of community level change, and the potential for data to accurately represent nonprofit work and social impact.

Róisín McNaney is a Lecturer in Digital Healthcare Technologies at Lancaster University in the UK. She has extensive experience engaging multiple self-organized health charities, relating to Parkinson’s and Stroke, in HCI research, spending two years as the vice chair of the Parkinson’s UK Newcastle Branch support group. She has experience organizing previous CHI workshops within the themes of ethics and vulnerability.

Amy Voida is a founding Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She also holds an adjunct appointment with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Dr. Voida conducts empirical and design research in human–computer interaction with a focus on philanthropic informatics— an interdisciplinary domain exploring the role of information and communication technologies in supporting and provoking initiatives for the public good.

David Kirk is Professor of Digital Living at Northumbria University in the UK. He has worked with a number of cultural institutions and third sector organisations in sensitive settings. He has interests in research ethics and value-centred design and has recently been exploring accounting practices in small charities. He has extensive experience of organising and running successful CHI workshops, across a range of topics.

Nic Bidwell is a Professor at the Universities of Namibia and Pretoria, and part of the team for the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) new Local Access Project. Her research focuses on designing and understanding interactions with technologies that suit the communication and knowledge ecologies of rural, Indigenous and African people. Nic pursues a located accountability in co-generating methods, situated within local discourses, to empower local inhabitants and early-career scholars in research. She has partnered with several NGOs and indigenous groups in projects, received the first IFIP TC 13 award for contributions to Interaction Design for International Development and was technical co-chair for the inaugural AfriCHI. —

Last Updated : 8 February 2018