Hinde ten Berge is co-founder of the Free Knowledge Institute and is responsible for the financial management and coordination of the Free Technology Academy. From 2006-2008 she was the coordinator of the SELF Project in The Netherlands. Prior to that, she was a member of the Tactical Technology Collective and coordinated regional and continental training events in Asia and Africa designed to facilitate information handling for NGOs using Free Software. From 1998 to 2008 she worked with the International Financial Cryptography Association, which was established to advance the theory and practice of financial cryptography and related fields. Since 1997 she has been engaged in cutting edge projects of computer and information technology and its implications in society.