Organization:Palante Technology Cooperative
Bio:Jack Aponte is a gender/queer Boricua and recent transplant from Brooklyn to Oakland, CA. Jack first utilized their passions for technology and social justice to make a living in 2003 and they've been doing so ever since. Jack has been involved in activism and organizing for many years, working primarily with LGBTQ and people of color organizations and communities. Their roles at Palante include Drupal site builder, project manager, and trainer on a wide range of topics from social media to privacy and security. They serve on the board of Aspiration. Jack is also a casual musician, leftist gadfly, and all around geek.