Andy Greene, Disability Campaigner
I work at a disabled peoples organisation in Islington. my experience is in community building, peer support networks and campaigning. I don't believe politics should be left to politicians, and that we all have a responsibility to take an active part in shaping our society.
Adam Lofting, Mozilla Foundation
Adam is Metrics Lead for the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. Prior to this he worked for WWF in the UK and Internationally on web analytics, optimising online conversion rates for fundraising and advocacy campaigns.
“I’m particularly interested in how we make data and analytics meaningful to people, so they can use these numbers to make the decisions that make things better.”
As Mozilla work in the open, you can follow what he is up to at adamlofting.com
Becky Jarvis, 38 Degrees
Becky Jarvis is currently a Campaigns Manager at 38 Degrees, as one of the longest serving members of staff she has been there when the organisation has grown into a people-powered community of over 2 million. Over the last few months she has lead the largest "off-line" operation in 38 Degrees' history, overseeing 27 public meetings, mobilising thousands of people, across the country. She has also ran the campaign to Save our NHS and the Big Switch.
Before 38 Degrees she worked as Director of Policy and Communication for a family support charity.
Belinda Calaguas, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action Aid UK
Belinda Calaguas is current Head of Campaigns & Advocacy at ActionAid International and was Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid UK from 2007 – 2012. My campaigning background is rooted in the anti-dictatorship, anti-poverty, pro-national development struggles in the Philippines from the mid-70s to the late ‘80s, when the Marcos regime was ousted. I have worked variously as a student organiser, development journalist, campaigner, researcher, trainor with social movements of the urban poor, farmers, youth/students and women. I moved to Britain with my small family in 1993 and headed a migrant & refugee community organisations’ network, and international development NGOs WaterAid and ActionAid. I did my post-graduate degree at the London School of Economics. I have a husband and a daughter.
Blanche Jones, Campaigns Director at 38 Degrees
Blanche runs many of 38 Degrees' campaigns, as well as spending time promoting their work online, meeting with other organisations who share their priorities and talking to as many members as possible.
Before working at 38 Degrees, she worked at a healthcare charity and has spent time working in Parliament.
Carys Afoko, Adviser to Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Civil Society
Carys has been working in communications for what feels like a lifetime but is actually seven years. She started out doing media for a parliamentary candidate who is now an MP. Then she spent three years at a PR and public affairs agency working for companies like Eurostar, BlackBerry and Universal Music. Until recently she headed up the communications team at the New Economics Foundation, but she just left to work for another politician, shadow civil society minister Lisa Nandy.
David Babbs, Executive Director, 38 Degrees
David is Executive Director of Degrees working with other groups, charities and individuals to build our people powered movement. David makes sure that 38 Degrees’ campaigns are led by its members and achieve real impact.
David has been obsessed with people power ever since the Iraq war in 2003. He went on the big march against the war, and hated it when the people who'd told him it wouldn't make a difference were proved right. He's been interested in ways of making people power count more ever since.
Haneef Khan, Blue State Digital
Haneef is a digital strategist working at Blue State Digital. Over the last five years he has developed and executed digital strategy for some of the largest charities, political organisations and brands, such as Tate, Hope Not Hate and Shelter.
James Sadri, Head of Mobilisation at Greenpeace UK
James is head of mobilisation at Greenpeace UK. He leads a team responsible for using primarily digital channels to engage mass audiences across all of Greenpeace's campaigns. James is a geek at heart always looking for the intersection of digital and real-world activism. That's where the magic happens.
James Rees, Campaigns Manager 38 Degrees
James is a campaigner with a background in website building. Day to day he helps run campaigns and works with developers to bring campaign ideas to life. If something goes wrong with the 38 Degrees website it's probably his fault.
James started as a volunteer at 38 Degrees in early 2011 and joined as a member of staff in February 2012. Outside of work he plays classical guitar and dances salsa.
Jess Day, Let Toys be Toys
I've been working on charity websites for nearly 20 years, starting with hand-coding html on Oxfam GB's first-ever website in 1996, working my way through HotDog Pro, Coffee Cup HTML, MS Frontpage, Dreamweaver and umpteen Content Management Systems. This means I truly, truly appreciate WordPress, and I know that the biggest challenges of running a great campaign website are not about the tech. I've been involved with the eCampaigning Forum network (www.ecampaigningforum.com) since the beginning, and have been lead facilitator at ECF events since 2009.
Jenny Ricks, Action Aid
Jenny has campaigned on tax, corporate accountability and a wide range of international development issues for the last 12 years. She currently leads ActionAid’s campaigning, policy and advocacy work in the UK. Jenny has extensive experience of leading major campaigning coalitions such as Make Poverty History, the Trade Justice Movement, the Robin Hood Tax and the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign.
John Coventry, Change.org
John has over 10 years experience in campaigning across the public, private and voluntary sectors. He's worked with War on Want, ActionAid, Make Poverty History and various government departments before joining Change.org, currently UK Communications Director, helping grass roots campaigners tell their stories in the media.
Kirsty McNeill, Strategy Consultant
@kirstyjmcneill is a strategy consultant to some of the world’s leading charities and campaigning organisations. Her clients include Save the Children, ActionAid, UNICEF, ARK, Stonewall, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Global Witness, Crisis Action and the Population Council. She has written on politics, campaigning and international affairs for outlets including The Telegraph and New Statesman. You can see a collection of her writing at www.kirstymcneill.com
Previously, Kirsty spent three years as a Special Adviser in Number 10 working on a wide range of communication, campaign and outreach activities. She served four years as an elected councillor in London and was a parliamentary candidate in the 2005 General Election, securing the biggest swing to Labour in the country.
Katherine Sladden, Change.org
Katherine is a senior campaigner at Change.org, the world's largest petition platform. Change.org empowers people everywhere to start and win campaigns on issues they care about. Katherine has supported many individuals to take their campaigns to victory – from putting a woman on English banknotes to getting an insurance company to pay-out to a women who lost her husband to cancer. Prior to joining Change.org Katherine was Media Manager for anti-poverty campaign group ONE and worked for the National AIDS Trust.
Laurence Durnan, Political Blogger
Laurence Durnan is one of the UK's leading political bloggers. Having worked for a London public affairs agency and on numerous political campaigns, he founded Political Scrapbook in 2009. Known for its tabloid style and muckraking scoops, the site has since established itself as the British left's leading gossip blog, ranked in the top 10 UK political blogs by Wikio and voted a top 10 left-wing blog for Total Politics magazine.
Laurence Janta-Lipinski, YouGov
Laurence is Research Manager in the Political and Social Research team at YouGov. Laurence has been with YouGov since April 2008 having previously been a student at the University of Nottingham. Since joining YouGov, Laurence has worked on a number of high-profile research projects for print and broadcast media clients, including The Sun, SundayTimes and Channel 4 News. He has also been responsible for large-scale studies for numerous academic institutions, including working on the British Election Study.
Megan Bentall, 38 Degrees
A Bootcamp alumni, I've been an intern at 38 Degrees for the past year, and will be joining the staff as a permanent member in March. I became interested in campaigning after working on music tours and being frustrated by the amount of sexism in the punk/rock scene. At 38 Degrees I work on any number of issues, from protecting the NHS from privatising, to putting pressure on companies that are involved in tax dodging, to working on environmental issues like climate change and fracking. Personally the issues I'm most passionate about are issues around gender equality, and LGBT rights.
Papa Akuffo, Blue State Digital
Papa is an account manager at Blue State Digital. Recently he has worked on projects for the Labour Party, Scottish Labour Party, New Economics Foundation, Royal Albert Hall, Greenpeace and 38 Degrees. Papa works closely with the BSD tools and the technology teams.
Papa has several years experience working in online strategy, digital technology and managing social media campaigns. He also has previous experience working with the UK public sector and charities including Macmillan Cancer Support and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Rebecca Falcon, 38 Degrees
Having been a Bootcamper myself last year - I'm really excited to be coming back, this time to speak at Bootcamp. I'm a campaigner at 38 Degrees, one of the UK's largest campaigning communities. Having started as a paid intern, I now campaign on a whole host of issues close to 38 Degrees members' hearts - from our NHS, to climate change, unfair lobbying, tax dodging and zero hours contracts. I'm looking forward to talking with this years Bootcampers about organising big, impactful events with MPs. I'll be sharing my experiences from the 'gagging law' campaign - about how to pack out a meeting hall through punchy emails, flyering, newspaper ads and press work.
Ross Wintle, Web Developer and Campaigner
Ross is a web developer and technology enthusiast with a heart for social justice. He loves using his knowledge and skills to help organisations bring about change. He works both for himself and through the a digital agency called Hands Up and has worked on projects for Tearfund, Greenpeace, Jubilee Debt Campaign, UK Feminista and others. He mostly works from home in Swindon where he is frequently interrupted by a small, energetic toddler called Isaac.
Ben Furber is Digital Media Manager for Asthma UK. They’re always there to support the 5.4 million people in the UK with asthma and fund world leading research towards better treatments and a cure.
Ben has been playing around on the internet for charities, non profits and business for eight years. As a digital consultant for much of that time he worked with national campaign organisations, international aid charities, government departments and global communications agencies and before his current role was in house at the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
At Asthma UK his team is responsible for the health information heavy website (which helps hundreds of thousands of people with asthma every year), their growing social media channels, mass email campaigns and video production. They’re pretty busy nearly all of the time
Brie Rogers Lowery, UK Country Director, Change.org
Brie has over 7 years experience in online campaigning. Starting out with the innovative Australian online advocacy group GetUp! Brie then went on to work for a number of UK NGOs including Oxfam and the Global Campaign for Education, helping them build better online campaigning communities. She's now UK Country Director at Change.org, the world's largest online petition website with 65 million users worldwide and 4.5 million in the UK.
Hugh Mouser is a campaigning and communications lead at Greenpeace and Oxfam with a background delivering online and offline campaigns. Currently the digital lead for global campaigns at both organisations, Hugh cut his teeth at Shelter and Help the Aged before introducing campaign management and evaluation tools at Global Witness and spending some time leading the Save the NHS campaign at 38 Degrees.
Luke has worked in politics in the UK since 2007, as a campaign manager, researcher, bag carrier and digital campaigner. He loves memes, gifs and gaffes, and all those other things that make the internet a fun place to do campaigning.
Marie Campbell, Director of Global Campaigns at All Out
About to become temporary head of mobilisation at Greenpeace UK, Marie's currently with All Out, and before that was the 4th person hired at 38 Degrees. There she fought a losing battle to save the nation's badgers, but also got to lead an amazing team effort to defeat the snoopers charter, and bag Liberty's Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award for 38D.
Loves puns. Listens to Patti Smith while writing campaign emails, or sometimes Belinda Carlisle for a lighter touch.
Rhiannon is a Bootcamp Graduate, and is very excited to be returning this year. Since Bootcamp, Rhiannon has used her training to run the Save Our Cyclists campaign, campaigning for safer cycling in London - her first taste of digital mass mobilisation, real-life rapid response and the whirlwind of running your own campaign. She's heading to Bootcamp to tell the story; red-shirt to red-shirt.
Rhiannon has experience working on policy and campaigns in the women's sector, and now works for a NGO Office at the United Nations in Geneva. There, she is busy working out how power functions at the international level, and what people power can do about it.
Rosemary Frazer is Community Campaigns Manager at Scope. She has over 20 years experience in campaigning and policy development and in recent years has worked on building the capacity of people to campaign for social change in their communities. Rosemary is a wheelchair user and the key area of her campaigning has been focused on disability equality issues.
Susannah (Suzy) Compton
Suzy works for 38 Degrees and spends her spare time cycling around (read: getting lost in) London and flying kites. She got into campaigning via youth work and feminist organising, and stayed because reading the news is just infuriating if you can’t do anything about it.