I’m a researcher in Science and Technology Studies, a mentor for technology projects, a curriculum designer and an advocate for democratization of science and technology.
My professional journey combines academic work and advocacy. Working in research collaborations has allowed me to develop autonomy while embedded in a deeply interdisciplinary environment. In addition to volunteering, I also develop and implement education projects using open technologies, where I demonstrate my leadership and management skills.
Research and education
Management and soft skills
Digital fabrication software and tools
Software skills and programming languages
PHD IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (CONICET)
BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (HONOURS)
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
OPEN HARDWARE LEADERS
September 2019 - present
Co-founder of global mentorship programme for open hardware projects - Curriculum design, project management and communications.
WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION: SWISS CHAPTER
July 2019 - present
Designer and instructor of Wikidata workshops at EPFL aimed at undergrad students - Design of Swiss Wikidata education curriculum (currently in evaluation)
LOGAIR: CROWDMAPPING AIR QUALITY
August 2019 - present
Co-founder of Geneva-based association - General strategy, fundraising and technical tasks related to data analysis.
LATIN AMERICAN NETWORK OF FREE/LIBRE TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
June 2019 - present
Coordinator of Buenos Aires node - Network strategy, node coordination tasks and regional event co-organizer.
GENEVA-TSINGHUA INITIATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Mentor of Master’s students’ projects addressing the SDGs with a focus on challenge-based learning, community building and management of open source projects.
CENTER OF RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (CENIT/UNSAM) - STEPSCentre LATIN AMERICA HUB
Doctoral researcher (2016-). Collaborator in ‘Open, Collaborative and Alternative Science: overcoming health, inclusion and environmental challenges in Argentina’ (2015-2016) funded by the International Development Research Centre, Canada (OCSDnet).
GRUPO EMEPA S.A
Responsible for design, implementation and control of the Environmental Management Plan for the main railroad infrastructure works, Buenos Aires-Rosario. Trainer in Environment, Health and Safety matters for on-site personnel.
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OEA) - NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF ARGENTINA (SAyDS)
Junior research assistant for the project ‘Framework Program for the sustainable management of water resources in the River Plate Basin’
BENITO ROGGIO E HIJOS S.A.
Environmental management system (ISO14001) coordinator for large civil engineering projects in Argentina.
NATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY COMISSION OF ARGENTINA (CNEA)
Bachelor’s thesis internship: Sediment quality assessment for the middle-section of Reconquista River basin, Buenos Aires.
Responsible for Panasonic North America account - Coordination of technicians at IBM sites (Argentina, Brazil, India). Documentation management, ISO9001 compliance, development of training material and workshops on-site (USA).
AGRONOMY COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES
Ad-honorem assistant at the university’s laboratories for edaphology and analytical chemistry.
Doctoral Consortium - OpenSym (2019, University of Skovde, Sweden) - Invited speaker
Global Open Science Hardware gathering (2018, Shenzhen, China) - Member of organizing committee
Mozilla Festival (2018, London) - Invited speaker
OpenCon Swiss (2018, Bern) - Invited speaker
Tech4Dev (2018, Lausanne) - Invited speaker
TECNOx (2018, Chile) - Invited speaker
Software Carpentry @R’lyeh Hacklab (2018, Buenos Aires) - Organizer
OpenCon 2017 (2017, Berlin) - Assistant and session organizer
1st Workshop Argentino de Ciencia Abierta (2017, Argentina) - Member of organizing committee
1st MSF Scientific Day América Latina (2017, Argentina) - Invited speaker
Introduction to Open Science at CICTERRA/CONICET (2017, Argentina) - Organizer
Jornadas de Producción Abieta y Colaborativa STEPS (2016, Argentina) - Organizer
GENEVA CITY INNOVATION PROGRAM (2019)
CHF 36000: LogAir - project funding for development of one-year pilot
SHUTTLEWORTH FOUNDATION (2020)
USD 5000: personal flash grant
MOZILLA SCIENCE MINI-GRANTS (2018)
USD 5000: funding for ETER, a community science initiative to build low-cost air quality monitors in class with teachers, in Argentina
NATIONAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ARGENTINA (2016)
Five-year PhD grant
Full scholarship for presenting at conference in Lausanne, Switzerland
Full scholarship for attending conference in Berlin, Germany
GLOBAL OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE GATHERING (2017)
Full scholarship for attending conference in Santiago, Chile
STEPS CENTRE SUMMER SCHOOL (2016)
Full scholarship for attending a two-week summer school on sustainability and science policy in Brighton, UK
GOSH COMMUNITY (2018-today)
Co-organizer of global gathering 2018 at Shenzhen, China
R’LYEH HACKLAB (2017-2018)
Member of organizing commitee of a community hackerspace in Buenos Aires, Argentina
ETER PROJECT (2017-2018)
Leader of community science and education project for building air quality monitors with school teachers of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Co-producer and host of weekly radio programme on Science and Technology divulgation
PUEBLO A PUEBLO (2015-2017)
Volunteer at a local initiative connecting agroecological producers and consumers
‘VAMOS LOS PIBES’ (2015)
Clarinet and Flute teacher at a local voluntary orchestra for kids from low-income neighbourhoods (6-12 years old)
Arancio, J. ‘Open science hardware: towards more democratic science and technology in Latin America?’ Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, University of Skövde, 2019.
Arancio, J.; Molloy, J. ‘The Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap: A Collaborative Effort towards Democratising Science Hardware’, extended abstract for Tech4Dev Conference 2018 - UNESCO/EPFL (Lausanne, SZ)
Arancio, J.; Sebastian, S.; Schwertz-Weirich, A.; Actis, G.; Cremaschi, A.; Arancibia, F.; Van Zwanenberg, P.; Fressoli, M. ‘Relato de experiencia - Workshop internacional de desarrollo abierto y colaborativo’ in Liinc Em Revista, 2018
Arancio, J.; Cicerone, D. (dir.); Ratto de Miguez, S.“Evaluación de calidad de sedimentos en la cuenca media del Río Reconquista, provincia de Buenos Aires”. Bachelor’s degree thesis, 2011.
Arancio, J. ‘GOSH Roadmap: democratising technology, from a Latin American perspective’, in STEPS Centre Blog, 2018
Arancio, J. ‘GOSH Roadmap, o el intento de democratizar las herramientas científicas’, in STEPS América Latina Blog, 2018
Arancio, J. ‘OpenCon 2017: Des-idealizando lo abierto para una mejor apertura’ in PlanC blog, 2018
Arancio, J. ‘OpenCon 2017: Reflections from a GOSHer’ in GOSH blog, 2017
Arancio, J.; Fressoli, M.; Arza, V. ‘Agroecology meets open source technologies’ in OCSDnet Blog, 2016
Arancio, J.; Fressoli, M.; Arza, V. ‘Datos abiertos y Hardware libre: Hacia una agroecología siglo XXI’ in STEPS America Latina Blog, 2016