Libya Elections

Libya Elections

In North Africa, Work on Nov 20, 2013

In a late-breaking development, I got a contract to work on a voting registration system in Libya. I’ll be here for two months building data analysis dashboards, reviewing technical infrastructure, and fixing issues as they come up. It’s the next part of my quest to learn more about international development, as well as do “good work with smart people.”

— Update Jan 21 2014
I am now out of Libya, and will be writing back-dated posts on my experience living and working there.

Picking a fine Whiskey

Picking a fine Whiskey

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014

After a few dog-less years, it was time to get some canine companionship back in my life. Ruth has been looking on BarkBuddy, which is essentially Tinder for dogs, and swiping left on almost every single one. But I eventually found a keeper at NorCal Family Dog Rescue, and we picked him up in SF today. We don’t know much of his story, except that he’s from Fresno and is about a year old. He’s quite energetic, and I’m sure we’ll go on many adventures together.

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Headed Home from Rescue Row

Cartagena

Cartagena

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014
@ 10.414, -75.534 | Map

After the wedding, we went to Cartagena to relax. The weather was a little hotter than I expected, but the breeze was nice, the ceviche fresh, and the snorkeling excellent.

Colombian Wedding

Colombian Wedding

Posted on: Jun 14, 2014
@ 4.677, -74.048 | Map

We are in Colombia for the wedding of the century. We arrived about a week ago, and have been enjoying the beautiful country and some raucous parties.

Libya Elections Wrapup

Libya Elections Wrapup

In Work
Posted on: May 21, 2014

Since I’ve been back from Libya for a few months, registrations have continued to support the the election in February and another round coming up in June. Democracy marches on.

The People Demand the Fall of the Regime

The People Demand the Fall of the Regime

Posted on: Jan 25, 2014
@ 30.045, 31.235 | Map

Before leaving the continent, I decided to go see my old friend Jared who’s now based in Cairo. It’s the three year anniversary of the revolution that toppled Mubarak, so there are sure to be stories to cover.