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I am the founder of AfriGadget, a multi-author website that showcases stories of Africans solving everyday problems with little more than their creativity and ingenuity. Fascinated by micro-entrepreneurs, gadgets and improvisation, I explore how technology is changing Africa - daily.

I'm also the co-founder of Ushahidi (which means "testimony" in Swahili), a website created to map the reported incidents of violence happening during the post-election crisis in Kenya. Currently, I am working with a team of mostly-African programmers to use what they have learned from building Ushahidi to create a free and open source engine that makes it easier to crowdsource crisis information and visualize data.

Raised in Sudan and Kenya, I like to think that I bring unique energy and insight to the world of technology and innovation – bridging the gap between Africa and Silicon Valley. An avid blogger I write two different technology blogs including: AfriGadget and WhiteAfrican. One dedicated to low-tech African ingenuity, and the other to high-tech mobile and web changes happening throughout Africa.

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  1. BRCK
  2. Taylor Martyn
  3. Jon Gos
  4. Ushahidi
  5. Humanwire
  6. PopTech
  7. kris krug
  8. Tyler Reed
  9. ULURU|Beagle
  10. Jonathan Marks
  11. PatrickMeier
  12. Nathaniel Whittemore
  13. Brian Herbert
  14. Paul Jacobson