I am a software developer, designer, and technologist working at the intersection of open data, human rights and global development.
I'm the founder of Abayima, a non-profit that provides technology that allows citizens to communicate when the internet or mobile networks are deliberately or inadvertently shut down during crisis events. At Appfrica, I currently serve as the Director of Advocacy and help to raise awareness about many issues related to financing early stage African technology entrepreneurs. I'm also the co-founder of MetaLayer, which makes software products for data analysis and visualization.
Data is used an increasingly powerful force of control in the world, my personal mission is to democratize access to tools used for accessing and making use of information -- to ensure that everyone retains a voice in an increasingly complex world.