Digital Defiance is composed of a number of members all working on their own projects. Members may or may not have access to modify this page and/or submit changes to the maintainer(s).

This list is likely incomplete, but here are a few highlights:

Rui Campos is working on:

  • git-datasets: an extension to git that attempts to introduce a new “data as code” paradigm. it enables you to declaratively create, transform and manage datasets of any size, letting you start small and scale as much as you need
  • typed-api: an extension to fastapi that introduces a concise language to specify http responses in the return values (return 200, {“x-some-header”: 123}, “a body”)
  • montycarlo: a general purpose monte carlo particle simulator that computes the coupled transport of photons, electrons and positrons on any material and geometry – features a new and more efficient method of particle transport (paper being written still ._.)

Jessica Mulein is working on:

  • OpenBook: Enhance organizational transparency by indexing structured Markdown files into Excel & API queryable views, enabling detailed tracking such as membership or grant usage through transactional records, while maintaining data in a version-controlled, queryable system.
  • BrightChain: Based on the Owner Free Filesystem, this pre-alpha Node/TypeScript project offers decentralized solutions for data storage and management, enhancing security and privacy. Features include Brokered Anonymity for encrypted identity protection, quorum-based document sealing, and Paillier encrypted voting systems. Development is ongoing, with a focus on block-level data integrity, complex block generation, and recovery processes.
  • Project Albatross: NX React Auth0 Node Mongo Application generator. This helper will take you through generation of an NX monorepo with a React frontend that uses Auth0 for authentication, a Node backend, and set up a devcontainer with a Mongo database.
  • SoundStorm: Pre-alpha site to upload Native Instruments Komplete.db3 to produce indices of usable sounds and then provide a way to organize those sounds logically into projects/songs
  • Duality Social: Pre-alpha. A Turing test and a social network meet at a bar


  • Jessica Mulein

    Jessica Mulein's dedication to technology began at the tender age of 12, setting the foundation for her future endeavors. In 1995, she co-founded Silicon Connections, an Internet Service Provider that remains active under the leadership of her co-founder. Jessica's career path led her to Microsoft, marking a notable chapter in her professional journey. Parallel to this, her unwavering commitment to Open Source inspired the establishment of Digital Defiance in 2022, which was incorporated in 2023. Even in its early stages, Digital Defiance is actively exploring promising opportunities, such as corporate matching and giving programs. Today, alongside her role at Microsoft, Jessica provides strategic direction as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Defiance.