A brief introduction

Welcome to my personal website, I am David! I am a social researcher (PhD in Sociology) and computer scientist (BSc/Eng and MSc in Computer Science) with a research focus on the intersection of the technical and social aspects of technology, particularly in the context of the collaborative economy and the future of work. Currently, I serve as a public servant in the Auxiliary Technical Body of Computer Scientists for the Spanish State Administration at the Center for Sociological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas). My primary role is to act as a liaison between the Department of Information and Communications Technologies and the Department of Research.
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I previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software Systems and Computation at the Faculty of Computer Science, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). Before that, I was a postdoctoral research fellow on the EU ERC project P2PModels, where we explored decentralized technologies, such as blockchain, with the aim of providing mechanisms that facilitate more democratic and decentralized organizational processes, as well as new models of value distribution in the context of commons-based peer production and platform cooperatives.

My doctoral research, under the supervision of Professor Nigel Gilbert and Professor Paul Hodkinson at the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK), concerned individual involvement and group dynamics of commons-based peer production communities, focussing on the development community for Free/Libre Open Source Software, Drupal, in the context of the FP7 EU project P2Pvalue.

I previously participated in the FP7 EU project QLectives (Quality Collectives) at the University of Surrey, and the FP6 EU project ASTRA (Awareness Services and Systems - Towards Theory and Realisation) at Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (Trondheim, Norway). I have also worked as a technical lead in several social, educational and cultural projects based on Drupal for the company Educatic (Madrid, Spain). Additionally, I have participated in free software communities for over twenty years.