Irving builds open source tools and communities for radical participation and collaboration. She co-founded Enspiral (network of social entrepreneurs), Loomio (collaborative decision-making software), Cobudget (participatory budgeting tool), the Open Source // Open Society conference, and Dark Crystal (trust-maximising P2P cryptographic key management). Irving currently works on Open Collective, a platform for transparent fundraising and management of fiscal sponsorship. She co-authored the book Better Work Together. Originally from San Francisco, she lives in Wellington, NZ with her partner, children, and little black cat. More info: https://alanna.space. Irving is a guest faculty member at Bennington for Fall 2020.