Jakub Górnicki

Jakub combines new technologies with journalism, blogging, government accountability and transparency. He established Outriders to bridge cultures and societies by original reporting and providing global perspective through innovative storytelling.

As a COO and board member of ePaństwo Foundation he developed it into leading open data/transparency NGO globally. During six years he established Code for Poland and took it into Code for All together with Code for America and Open Cities – program helping European cities adopt open data policies as well as Personal Democracy Forum in CEE and TransparenCEE. He remains a strong ambassador of Central Eastern Europe.

Jakub is a 2014 New Europe Challenger (first round) for “being a model e-citizen” and “poster boy for civic engagement and transparent governance”. Later on he was named one of the 28 most innovative Poles by Puls Biznesu.

At Sourcefabric Jakub supported media in Turkey, Yemen, Georgia and Ghana, helping with open source software developed by Sourcefabric and additional training.

With his wife Anna they established leading Polish travel and report blog as well as Festival Wachlarz. For their activities they received a nomination for a National Geographic Traveler award. They specialize in theme based reporting travel projects.

He graduated faculty of journalism at Warsaw University, specialized in Reportage Laboratory. His master thesis on Georgian media landscape was reviewed as pioneering the subject in Poland.

He did experiments with new technologies before they were cool. He created first online video live show in Poland. His work with drones “Duży Format”  were named “visionary”.

He loves his wife Anna and two daughters who are “new” in the family and it’s something he’s getting used to 😉