HackerLab, Brazil House
Cristiano Ferri is currently the Founder and Director of the Hacker Laboratory in the Brazilian House of Representatives. He has developed and managed the legislative e-Democracy Program at the House. As House’s senior official since 1993, his main fields of interest and expertise are lawmaking, public labs, open parliament, participation, parliamentary informatics, transparency, open innovation in public sector and quality of law (legistic). Faria is also a research associate from Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a PhD in sociology and political science at the Institute for Social and Political Studies, State University from Rio de Janeiro and a Master of Science in public policy from Queen Mary’s College, University of London. He authors the book The open parliament in the age of the internet : can the people now collaborate with legislatures in lawmaking?