Kirsten Veelo is Community Manager at SURFnet BV. SURFnet operates the hybrid SURFnet6 network for Dutch higher education and research institutions and provides innovative services in the field of security, authentication and authorization, group communication and video. Kirsten specializes in educational use of innovative collaboration technologies, such as video, social media and mobile technologies. As Community Manager she organizes initiatives to instruct and support students, teachers or researchers in the use of innovative Internet technologies within their educational or research practice. In relation to mobile technologies, Kirsten is part of the project team that establishes mobile access to SURFnet7 network.
Kirsten finished her master degree in Educational Science and Technology at the University of Twente. In 2007 she conducted a design study on playing and producing educational location-based mobile games. Kirsten is employed for SURFnet BV since December 2007.