Team

We value interdisciplinary work and our expertise in diverse areas shows.

Özgür Güneş Öztürk Okumuş

Sociologist, investigator

Pelin Doğan

Translator, teacher of Turkish

Baybars Külebi

Data Engineer

Federica Capranico

Data Scientist

Alp Öktem

Computational Linguist

About

We are a non-profit cooperative based in Catalunya and in addition to the cooperative principles we hold these values (in dear):

Self-empowerment

We believe that self-empowerment is the key in de-centralization of tasks and effective decision making. Through it, we strive for autonomy within our organization and also the autonomy of our partners in everything they do. This also entails technological sovereignty, i.e. the independence from proprietary software or technological services that are close and freedom from monopolistic knowledge channels

Critical thinking

We believe that in order to provide our clients with the best and the most accurate information, we need to be critical not only with the mainstream information and practices, but also self-critical with ourselves and our work to aspire for better service for our partners.

Interdisciplinarity

We are firmly dedicated to providing integral services to our partners. This necessitates an environment which professionals from different disciplines can collaborate with ease. As a cooperative we are dedicated to provide the existence of a type of environment which facilitates this type of interdisciplinary development.

Empathy

We believe that competitive practices of the market infect the work practices and internal culture of organizations. However, in order to provide the best service experience understanding the needs of one’s partners should have the utmost importance. Our willingness to put ourselves in the shoes of our partners and colleagues set us apart.

Reverse hierarchy

We know that the person who is the main practitioner of a task has the best insight on it. That is why we believe that the person who will eventually do the work should have the last word over the admission or the execution of that task, and the rest of the members cannot oblige a colleague to undertake a project.

Protection of the commons

We are dedicated to create and maintain resources which are common to a community of knowledge workers. We take part in community driven projects whether it be informing the public through creation of open data repositories or development of free and open source tools.