In defense of ditching the headphone jack

But really in defense of innovation

Launching maker.json

Another step in building community and busting silos in the maker movement

Joining the Presidential Innovation Fellows

Proud to announce that I'll be joining the second round of PIFs, the White House's startup for better technology is government.

WaterTracker: Structured data, integrated response

How we're using mobile phones, IVRs, and an locally run initiative to save money fixing wells in Afghanistan.

About me

Hi, thanks for stopping by my site. Little bit about me: I have over ten years of experience managing effective communications teams and developing online products across non-profit, government, and private sector companies, from large institutes to smaller and more agile development shops. I lead technical and community-oriented initiatives, create scalable web services, and specialize in data management and visualization. I am currently based in Washington, DC, USA.


I build things. Here's some highlights on independent projects or where I was technical lead.


thumbnail A platform for tracking USAID funded water stations around Afghanistan via IVR.


My most recent work experience. My full CV is available below along with my current LinkedIn profile.

Lead Technologist (Political Appointee), USAID Global Development Lab

June 2016 - present

Operations Officer (staff), World Bank Group

December 2014 - May 2016

COO, Ushahidi

January 2014 - October 2014

Presidential Innovation Fellow, USAID

July 2013 - March 2014


I have not, to date, made publishing a professional priority over building tools but I've had the great opportunities with some colleagues to share knowledge and insights from those projects.


The places I've traveled for work and spoken at conferences.