ben adida

I'm a software engineer and architect. I care deeply about using technology to empower individuals, using a combination of web technology, open data formats, and cryptography.

I am the Executive Director of VotingWorks. Previously, I led Engineering at Clever, Seller Engineering at Square, the Identity Team and Mozilla Persona project at Mozilla. I used to be an academic and ran a couple of small bootstrapped startups.

I created and maintain the Helios Voting System.

I co-created the RDFa structured data standard.

I used to be on the Board of Creative Commons, an organization that I continue to care about deeply.

I received a PhD in Computer Science from the Cryptography and Information Security group at MIT, where I was advised by Ron Rivest.

You can contact me at

[@benadida on twitter]