Node Leaders

Node Leaders are experts in many fields hosting public projects at dinacon that you can collaborate with! More Node leaders for 2019 will be revealed soon!

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Conference Chairs

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!

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Vanessa Rosa

Dates: June 5 - June 26 Vanessa Rosa is a Brazilian visual artist and art...

Kira deCoudres

Kira deCoudres [June 10 – June 24 (maybe July 1)]  Kira deCoudres is a remix...

Amina Abbas-Nazari

Dates: 21st - 27th June Project:  Citizen Naturewatch is a project being conducted at the Royal...

Oya Damla

Oya Damla is a multimedia artist based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Her work explores...

Jennifer Jacobs

Dates: July 1st - July 6th Jennifer Jacobs is a Brown Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University,...

Pearl Ryder

Dates: May 27 - June 7Project: Island edible plant survey and documentation in collaboration with...

Lucy Patterson

Dates: 23/6–3/7 Project: Recording an edition of the diy science podcast. And hopefully geeking around...

Huiying Ng

Dates: 13-20 June 2018 Email: [email protected] Project: What I’m doing Using the geospatial map as...