Ryan Deschamps completed his dissertation at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Regina) studying the role of social media on policy agendas. His post-doctoral research at the University of Waterloo History Department will focus on the influence of digital information on the interpretation of Canadian historical events.
Samantha Fritz is the project manager for the Archives Unleashed Team. She is an information management professional with a passion for open access, information literacy education, and helping people connect with and make sense of data.
Sarah is a third year PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo. She has research interests in global shifts in queer identity, and early internet communities. Sarah has her M.A. in Public History from Western University. She also completed her B.Ed. at Western and has taught high school and middle school history and geography.
William J. Turkel has more than thirty years of experience as a programmer. He learned how to program on the first generation of personal computers and wrote accounting systems for a sawmill and pressure treating plant when he was a teenager.