After working as an independent software consultant for about a year now, it’s time to make an honest business out of it. So I’m launching Spacedog.xyz, a multi-dimensional digital agency for organizations on a mission.
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.
Finishing a retreat week on a new project with my old advisor. It’s an open-source system to build a network of hyper-cheap local radio stations, using some new tricks with cloud telephony and internet-enabled program dynamics. It’s generously sponsored by the Knight Foundation, and led by Chris Csikszentmihalyi and Jude Mukundane. I’m excited to help think through some of the technology architecture and build an initial demo for a pilot project in Uganda. Check it out at rootio.org and github.org/rootio