For someone who works in neither science nor communications, Maia rants an awful lot about complex concepts. Maia works for ThoughtWorks, a software consultancy, and moonlights as an ambassador for the Open Knowledge Foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting open data and content. Her PhD in Why Mobile Phones Don’t Give You Cancer was interspersed with coordinating the Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffecst Research, writing scripts for science education videos, and getting really good at flourless baking. Maia recently organised HealthHack, a datahack for medical research problems. She also organises a weekly hacknight for OpenMRS, a free open source medical records system for the developing world. Her passion is bringing different communities together for fun and profit.