The team

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Our team has expertise in running hackathons for social good, designing and developing engaging web and mobile platforms, and fostering extensive online communities and offline networks. Our backgrounds in research, design, technology, gender and international development give us a diverse set of skills with a global perspective.

Commons11 works with a dedicated team of associates, partners and advisors on an ongoing basis. We work together with our collaborators to develop the right relationships and offer the best services for our clients.


Photo of Claire Bure, Co-Founder

 Claire Buré

Partner & Co-Founder


Claire is passionate about figuring out when and how technologies are useful, and when they are not. Just like people’s relationships with their mobile phones (it’s complicated!). She loves connecting people, and making the world a better place. 

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Melanie Gorka

Partner & Co-Founder


Melanie is passionate about bringing together ‘maker’ communities and seeing what happens when creative people work together for social good. She’s a strategist at heart who lives and breathes technology, and loves thinking about how good design can inform anything.

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Curious about our name? Read the story behind Commons11 here.