Jakub Górnicki

Blogger and reporter passionated about new media, interactive storytelling and reporting projects. Graduated faculty of journalism at Warsaw University, specialized in Reportage Laboratory. He established Outriders to bridge cultures and societies by original reporting and providing global perspective through innovative storytelling. As a COO and board member of ePaństwo Foundation, he developed it into leading open data/transparency NGO globally. During six years he established Code for Poland and took it into Code for All together with Code for America. Open Cities – a program helping European cities adopt open data policies as well as Personal Democracy Forum in CEE and TransparenCEE. He remains a strong ambassador of Central Eastern Europe. Jakub is a 2014 New Europe Challenger (first round) for “for being model e-citizen” and “poster boy for civic engagement and transparent governance”. Later on named one of the 28 most innovative Poles by Puls Biznesu.