Node Leaders

Node Leaders are experts in many fields hosting public projects at dinacon that you can collaborate with! 

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Production Team

Production Managers

These are the folks we hired to help smooth day-to-day operations. They will help you get checked in, oriented, and ready to rock dinacon!

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Documentation Team

This is the team we have hired that will help you with Rule #2 of dinacon – document your projects! They are one of the most valuable resources we have!

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Here are the amazing junglepunks that will rock DINACON 2 with you!

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Irene Ródenas

Dates: 04th August 2019 – 10th August 2019 Hello everyone! I’m Irene and I will…

Evan Buechley

dates: 08/04/19-08/10/19 As an ornithologist and conservation biologist, I track bird migrations around the globe…

Nancy Nowacek

Dates: 8/14-8/20 Project: Chris Manzione and I will be making 3D scans of the jungle…

Susan Booher

Dates: 04/8-10/8 Project: Susan will be recording her travels to and around Gamboa, Panama as…

Nacho Sanguinetti

13 – 21 August 2019 My name is Nacho Sanguinetti. I’m a berlin based neuroscientist…

Heriberto Pinzón

Dinacon dates: august 3-7 project: A musical composition exploring the history and nature of Gamboa…

Ann Gerondelis

Dates: 13-18 August Project: Drexel University Bio-Inspired Design – with team mates Raja Schaar and…

Mara Elana Burstein

dates: 08/04/19-08/10/19 project: I’m thinking about doing a layered project with Leah Buechely (coder/designer) Evan…

Hiroo/iRaa Komine

Period: 8/18~8/31 Project: several brain stormed ideas: 1: procuring medicine from ayurvedic point of view;…

Stephanie Rothenberg

Dates: August 13-26 Hello! I am Stephanie, an artist and prof from Buffalo, NY. I…

Phillip Hermans

Dates: 8/19 – 8/25 Project: Sonification of Rainforest Sensor DataI plan to create a software…

Conference Chairs

L Wilkins

L Wilkins is a cyborg based in Toronto, Canada. They are currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto, chair at Site 3 coLaboratory, and co-executive director of Little Dada.

I’m interested in exploring the relationship between the senses at nature through cybernetics. I want to explore magnetic fields and translating them into physical experiences. I plan to create at least 2 devices that translate these fields into sensory experiences, and contrast this data with other environments.

Andrew Quitmeyer

Dr. Andrew Quitmeyer is a hacker adventurer studying intersections between wild animals and computational devices. He left his job as a tenure track professor at the National University of Singapore to start his own Field Station Makerspace in Gamboa Panama: Digital Naturalism Laboratories ( Here he blends biological fieldwork and DIY digital crafting with a community of scientists, artists, designers, and engineers from around the world. He runs mobile workshops called “Hiking Hacks” where participants build interactive technology in outdoor, natural contexts. The Digital Naturalism Conference ( is his research’s largest event, pulling in over 100 participants annually from all fields to collaborate on finding new ways of interacting with nature. His research also inspired a silly spin-off international television series he starred in for Discovery Networks called “Hacking the Wild.”

Tasneem Khan

Tasneem has spent the last decade facilitating interdisciplinary initiatives in the fields of ecology, conservation, education and science communication. Her formal training in marine zoology and practice in the development of experiential learning pedagogies was translated into active programs during the eight years spent as director of the Andaman and Nicobar islands Environmental Team. Tasneem’s photography and writing are visible across scientific and popular publications, book contributions and development of learning materials.

Beyond the scope of research and field based education, she believes that learning and working across subject boundaries is fundamental. Her participation in public speaking and leadership programs is an effort to explore these pathways.

Past Participants

Over 100 people from every part of the globe came to Dinacon last year!

Hopefully you will be able to join us this year! Apply Now!

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