About

A timeline of our significant milestones...

Aug 2011

The birth of PYBOSSA software at a hackathon in Capetown, South Africa with the aim of providing an open source solution for anyone to analyse data.

Dec 2012

PYBOSSA software utilised in the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo in the Philippines, as reported by National Geographic.

Aug 2013

CERN uses PYBOSSA to study antimatter.

Sep 2013

Daniel Lombraña is awarded the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship to further develop PYBOSSA and Crowdcrafting.

Jan 2014

The British Museum uses PYBOSSA to create Micropasts, the world’s first citizen archeology platform.

Aug 2014

NASA, ESA and Fox News report on our Cities at Night project, prompting tens of thousands of volunteer contributions.

Dec 2014

PYBOSSA-hosted service Crowdcrafting wins the Nominet Trust 100 Award for using technology to change the world for the better.

March 2015

Scifabric the company is born and incorporated in the UK.

Jun 2015

Scifabric voted Best Start-up at the Zinc Shower Festival by Sonar+D.

Jul 2015

The British Library uses Scifabric's technology PYBOSSA a platform that makes the physical and digital collections of the British Library more accessible.

Sep 2015

Open Oil uses PYBOSSA to increase transparency in the oil industry.

Feb 2016

The Guardian Australia uses PYBOSSA to to reveal political misdemeanours.

March 2016

Cancer Research UK uses PYBOSSA allowing thousands of people worldwide to help scientists detect cancer cells with 90% accuracy.

Apr 2016

Scifabric given Honorary Mention by Prix Ars Electronica.

Sep 2016

Global Fishing Watch employs PYBOSSA technology to make the fishing industry more transparent.

Jun 2017

Crowdcrafting's biggest project, Cities at Night, is completed with all HD images from the International Space Station from 2001-2015 analysed: 192,000 completed tasks with 1.3 million answers collected.

Team

We don’t like to blow our own trumpet but,
then again, we are fabulous. Here’s why...

Our team has a new way of thinking, experimenting and working. We’re not scared of failure, because we believe it’s only learning. Trying again, improving, getting better and finally delivering the best possible products and projects to our clients is what keeps us alive.

We hail from a broad range of disciplines from Science to UX copywriting, and we’re ready for any challenge! TRY US. WE DARE YOU... in a nice way.

Daniel Lombraña

Founder & CEO

Daniel is our boss. A computer engineer with a PhD in parallel genetic programming on volunteer desktop grids. He is also a senior researcher at the Citizen Cyberlab and an alumni of the Shuttleworth Foundation. He does pilates on Tuesdays so has ABS OF STEEL.

Jorge Correa

Head of UX/UI

Jorge is our lead designer. He's a pragmatic and handicraft front-end coder with over 15 years of experience.* He helps people make beautiful and meaningful products and services. (* Jaw dropping here, thanks!)

James Doherty

Communications

James is Scifabric's communications aficionado. He holds degrees in law and physics, and has completed a research project on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Impressive, huh?

Mar Ramis

Chief Business Development Officer

Mar leads the business development side of our company. Graduated in Media Comms, she has worked for companies on both sides of the Atlantic in TV Production, Research, Marketing, Events and International & Distribution Projects. After 11 years in London she recently left the UK to enjoy the mallorcan lifestyle.

Marvin Reimer

Senior Developer

Marvin is a computer engineer and system administrator for GNU/Linux systems. He is our senior developer, so that means he develops PYBOSSA software and manages the infrastructure of Crowdcrafting. In other words, this wouldn't be up without him.

Clara Sánchez-Puga

Head of Content

Clara Clara is our copywriter. She holds degrees in advertising and media, and a masters in User Experience and Digital Products Design. Most importantly, she sings and plays guitar in a kick-ass rock band and - well - you don't!

Nick Nicklen

Head of rainbows & unicorns

Nick is our lovely leopard seal mascot. You might have heard that leopard seals are solitary, aggressive animals that like to eat emperor penguins. WHAT?! Our Nick is all kindness and joy. He likes helping out and loves science! He does eat penguins though...