about us

Throneless Tech is a technology worker-cooperative based in Washington, DC. Throneless specializes in building technology for social justice oriented community organizations, activist groups, and non-profits.

Throneless cooperators are activists and organizers who’ve done work on a variety of issues, including reproductive justice, food justice, gender parity, racial equity and internet freedom. We care as deeply about building responsible, accessible software and websites as we do about the issues and causes we’re building for.

As activists and organizers, Throneless cooperators have experience in all project phases, including collaboration, discovery, revising, and building. We pride ourselves on complete, accessible, responsive work that is long lasting and durable for causes we believe in. We’ll work with you to create the right look and feel for your site or app, valuing your knowledge of your cause and brand with our knowledge of design and code.


This is a living documents that may evolve over time.

Throneless Tech is a queer, values-driven worker cooperative. We are humans first, worker-owners second. We strive to build technology with, not just for, our communities. We are here for abolition and liberation, and struggle against racist colonial, imperial, and capitalist systems in our work. We are accountable to each other; we are not cops to each other. We are laboring for a future where that’s true for all, so we work on projects designed with this mission in mind.

who we are

Rae Gaines

(pronouns: just Rae)

Rae is a full-stack web developer and activist. With a background in video production and audio engineering, Rae brings a multimedia perspective into Rae’s software engineering. Rae specializes in both client and server side software infrastructure, especially including full-stack JavaScript projects. Rae codes and organizes with, and facilitates for, local organizers in Washington, DC in the spheres of reproductive rights, queer rights, gender parity, racial justice, and migrant justice.

Harum Helmy

(pronounced: ha-room, pronouns: they/them)

Harum is a full-stack software developer who’s excited to work on technology that envisions a more just world. They fell in love with software engineering as a user of an open-source Rails app, which streamlined the work of a reproductive health nonprofit where they serve on the board of directors. They’re usually working on writing better JavaScript and Rust. Previously, Harum has worked in bike shops, on bike trails, at a news startup, and as a public radio reporter. They’re also an abortion doula.

Josh King

(pronouns: he/they)

Josh has nearly two decades of experience in software development, software architecture, network engineering, and systems administration for social justice. They develop community-oriented technology and secure communication platforms to enable the work of organizers, activists, and journalists globally.