Helene Hahn

Main focus: tech, society and governance

Twitter handle: @pluscha

Website/blog: https://helenehahn.de/

Languages: German, English, Russian

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: openglam, digital literacy, digital rights, governance, data and society, open data, participation, human rights, civic innovation, social justice


Helene Hahn is a researcher, writer and strategist based in Berlin, working internationally. Her work explores the impact of digital technologies on human rights, such as access to information and self-determination. She is interested in the ways how government institutions and public organisations facilitate change to become more responsive, transparent and accountable toward society.

Helene works with various governmental institutions and authorities on different policy issues around digital rights and freedoms, among others with the German Federal Foreign Office and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Helene serves on the Supervisory Board at Wikimedia Germany where she thinks about strategic directions and community growth of the free knowledge movement. As project lead for tech and community projects, she worked with the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany on openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock actionable information for the public good.

She is co-founder and former project lead of Coding da Vinci, Germany's most successful open cultural data hackathon.

You can find more information about her work and speaking activities on her website.