Merlijn Wajer

Merlijn Wajer

Merlijn Wajer earned his Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam, laying the foundation for his journey into the tech world. His enthusiasm for free and open-source software permeates both his academic and extracurricular activities.

One of Merlijn’s notable endeavors includes co-founding the “Maemo Leste” association in Bulgaria, dedicated to developing an ethical smartphone operating system. This project reflects his commitment to transparency and user empowerment.

He is also a co-founder of the “Hart voor Internetvrijheid” foundation, where he actively advocates for online anonymity and digital privacy rights, underscoring his dedication to protecting individual freedoms in the digital age.

As a member of the Sofia Hackerspace “initLab,” Merlijn thrives in a collaborative environment, engaging with like-minded individuals to explore and advance technology.

Additionally, Merlijn lends his expertise to the development of software for, contributing to the preservation of digital artifacts for future generations.

Through his diverse involvements, Merlijn exemplifies a dedication to harnessing technology for positive change and upholding the principles of openness, privacy, and digital freedom.