Ariel Hache Merpert lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was born in 1984 to a middle class Jewish family. From an early age, he became interested in the creative process and participated in various extra-curricular activities. A graduate of Madrichim Hebraica, he honed his hadracha leadership inside and outside of the local communal institutions and later founded and chaired the Juventud Macabea Argentina. After studying political science at the University of Buenos Aires, Ariel decided to focus on multimedia design. He is a fan of technology and is known for his commitment to the projects he produces. Ariel is considered creative and tries to innovate at every opportunity. Critical by nature, he never misses an opportunity for a good debate. Hache assumes multiple roles in a variety of projects and organizations.
He is the Coordinator of Education at Chequeado, the first spanish-speaking fact checking orgaization where devolops new ways to teach how to fight fake news and teach to people how to participate in public debate based on evidence. He is also Director of Clubes TED-Ed for Argentina at TEDxRíodelaPlata and curator for the largest TEDx event in the world.
For Association ORT Argentina, he was a teacher specializing in training other teachers about inclusion of information and communication technologies in the classroom. He also worked for Sociedad Hebraica Argentina as Director of Creative Development. Beyond that, Ariel developed and Directs Wiludoki, a wiki for collaborative writing activities for informal education, which reaches 200 informal educators from different backgrounds (Jews and non-Jews) and has created over 300 activities. At the university level, he worked for FLACSSO Argentina, as a member of PENT. There he coordinates the Social Networking Committee, dedicated to strategizing the best ways to use social media to educate. Finally, Ariel works as a trainer and consultant for Programa Red of the Municipality of Rivadavia in the province of Buenos Aires. In this framework, he assists in the implementation of a 1-1 inclusion of netbooks in primary classrooms in the district.