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UNLOCK THE ENERGY OF YOUR COMMUNITY

Impakt is an app framework that is a one-stop shop for any grassroots cause. It will help your supporters find each other, organize, convince their friends to get involved and stay safe from overreach and violence. We've brought together some great makers and thinkers from the hacker world and the world of progressive politics to make it happen.

Community Advantage


Tracy is a small town teacher. She is planning on joining an upcoming nationwide teachers' strike but she fears that her community would not support her. She wishes she had better resources to defend her decision in her community and convince others to support the strike.

NO ONE CAN TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS BETTER THAN YOU.
WE HELP YOU MAKE THE BEST ARGUMENT TO CONVINCE
THEM, WITHOUT GATHERING ANY DATA.

Using Impakt, Tracy had the news and press releases from her union, and reached out to many of her friends. She had relevant information for parents of school-age kids, other public-sector workers and so on. The sharing process was easy and personalised. And best of all - Impakt did not collect any data! Tracy had complete control over the whole process.

Anyone can have an IMPAKT


Jenny is a young progressive in a small town. She's shy and fears going to a meeting in a nearby city with politically motivated strangers. But she would like to find a way to help a political cause.

FOR MOST WOULD-BE ACTIVISTS, THE FIRST STEP
IS THE HARDEST. IMPAKT MAKES IT EASY.

When Jenny downloaded her favorite cause's Impakt, she met others like her thanks to the local chat, including several people in her home town. They got together and started brainstorming about what they could do locally. Jenny also used the contact nearest coordinator button to get in touch with organizers and got some logistics help from Matt, the regional coordinator for her area.

ORGANISE GIG ECONOMY AND REMOTE WORKERS


Greg works on a construction site. He knows that there are many intermediaries between the laborers and the site owner and each of them get a large cut of the money. He thinks the workers could get a fair shake by forming a co-op to be employed directly. But the frequent rotation of workers from site to site makes it difficult to gather numbers.

IMPAKT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR TEMPORARY WORKERS
AND GIG ECONOMY WORKERS TO ORGANISE.

Greg decided to set up an instance of Impakt, so that construction workers in the entire country could self-organise regardless of what site they currently work at. They could coordinate events, vote and raise money. As an admin, Greg can also send alerts to anyone in an area for spontaneous gatherings.

ENGAGE WITH YOUR MEMBERS


Maryam is an organiser in an embattled trade union, engaged in heated negotiations. She often needs to make decisions in a matter of hours, but quite often she would like to be able to get input from the union members.

With Impakt, Maryam can create polls for union members,
and notify those eligible to vote with a push alert.

EVADE WORKPLACE SURVEILLANCE


Pete works with Greg at the construction site, and he thinks Greg has a lot of great ideas. But he has a family to feed and doesn't want to make waves with the bosses. He's afraid to openly support a union. He was relieved when Greg explained to him that Impakt has domain fronting - that is, the network operator can't see that you're connecting to it.

Even if Pete uses the work wifi, the bosses won't know that he's supporting the movement. Plus the Impakt server doesn't store any
identifying information, and Pete never had to so much as give his real name.

THE CONTENT OF YOUR PHONE WON'T BETRAY YOU


Barbara lives in a country with mid-level surveillance capabilities and has concerns about rapidly diminishing civil liberties. She would like to get people involved in direct action, but has concerns about repercussions.

She decided to use Impakt to coordinate, because the app is stateless - if anyone's phone gets seized the app will not show what they have been doing in it. She also likes the fact that all chats are ephemeral - the contents dissapear after a short time. No personal data is being collected by the Impakt server. On any Impakt screen, one can trace two circles to activate a panic alert and notify other members of the movement that they need help. This is the only time that the Impakt app uses a device's location.


  • Dr Eva Infeld Designer and CEO


    Mathematician, university lecturer, brainstormer, and computer security consultant. She taught at some of the world's best universities and is a designer of network infrastructure, cryptocurrency protocols and educational games.

    Eva received her PhD from Dartmouth in Probabilistic Combinatorics and is a graduate of University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.


  • Bartosz Owczarek CTO and Backend Dev


    After a decade of delivering backend and middleware solutions at major technology corporations, Bartosz has decided to combine his work experience with his passion for grassroots organising.

    In addition to being a telecommunications specialist, he is a gifted coordinator who has led both large corporate projects and the logistics of social movements. Impakt couldn't hope for a better technical lead to ensure smooth development.


  • barbara Kłosowska Front End Dev


    Barbara is a React Native sorceress who is usually brought on by big-budget projects to save the development that's falling behind. With Impakt, she is following her heart.

    She is the front-end mastermind who conjured up most of what you can see and play with in the Impakt framework.


  • jan j. Zygmuntowski Business Lead


    Jan is a progressive enterpreneur and economist specializing in digital economy and sustainability. He is the chairman of the board of the Instrat Foundation, and a formerly analyst at the Polish Development Fund.

    He's written on social and economic issues for leading Polish opinion and business media. He advises and supports a number of tech projects with positive social impact. He's a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and a G20 Global Solutions fellow.


  • Anna O Full Stack Dev


    Anna is a software developer with diverse experience, which includes a medical AI startup, 5 years of experience in game development and several years as a bioinformatics research fellow at International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB) in Warsaw.

    She is also a former lecturer at Poland’s first programming bootcamp, as well as a university-level educator. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh.