Amy Sample Ward is NetSquared's global community development manager, focusing on the strategic development of content, community and collaboration among NetSquared's stakeholders both on and offline. Her work covers the NetSquared website (content, challenges, and more), online community (comments, usability, participation), and offline community or Net Tuesdays (supporting and coordinating all local organizers around the world).
Allen Gunn (Gunner) is the Executive Director of Aspiration and has over twenty years of software development, senior management, and capacity building expertise, and has spent the last fifteen years exploring how technology can most effectively empower and support social justice causes. Drawing on engineering, teaching, and volunteer experiences, Gunner is a skilled communicator and facilitator in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors who is passionate about helping nonprofits and NGOs make better use of software technology. He has been closely involved with the US and international technology activist communities; the Silicon Valley engineering and venture funding world; social justice organizations, and academic communities, and currently sits on the boards of The Ruckus Society, Global Exchange, and Idealware. He is a firm believer in melding hard work with serious fun.