Laura Hilliger is an artist, educator, writer and technologist. She's a multimedia designer and developer, a technical liaison, a project manager, an Open Web hacktivist who is happiest in collaborative environments. She's an advocate for change and believes that the Internet has more power than any other medium to create real change in the world. She believes that the new media is changing the philosophical self and that reflection on that "Self" is needed.
Laura taught at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and was the lead mentor at the Bay Area Video Coalition's Producer's Institute. She developed curriculum for the Adobe T3 project, has mentored at film and media labs in various countries and spent 5.5 years as the Training and Education Lead at Mozilla and now works with Greenpeace. She's a co-founder of the We Are Open Co-op and a writer and Ambassador for Opensource.com. She has a Masters in Media and Education and is an active participant in discussions about open practices at a global scale.
Laura believes in freedom of thought and expression. When she was younger, Laura wanted to be a writer, but decided against it out of fear. Fear of rejection, fear of judgement, fear of failure. She is no longer afraid.