Dr. Gina Helfrich is Program Officer for Global Technology at Internews, where she manages programs encompassing two streams of work: advancing sustainability for open source security tools used by journalists and human rights organizations, and improving the safety and resilience of journalists and human rights organizations facing digital attacks. Prior to Internews, Gina served as Director of Communications & Culture at NumFOCUS, a non-profit supporting open source scientific software and data science communities. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University with a specialization in ethics and critical social theory.
14 August 2020 | 48 mins 58 secs
Welcome to this episode of CHAOSScast! Today, our special guest is Gina Helfrich. Dr. Helfrich is Program Officer for Global Technology at Internews, where she manages global programs covering two streams of work. She will talk about the BASICS project, which is where they look at how to strengthen open source security tools that journalists and human rights organizations rely on. You can also find out about The Guardian Project and how it has developed a methodology called Clean Insights. We will learn about the OSS Lightweight Needs Assessment toolkit she created and why CHAOSS was a source of inspiration for the toolkit. Subscribe for free to this podcast and download this episode now!