yanokwa

yanokwa

Hi, I'm Yaw and you can generally find me online as yanokwa.

I love speed, finesse, and doing things my own way. I also love building and improving: cars, motorcycles, businesses, software, and communities.

I helped to start ODK when I was a Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of Washington in 2008. I've long since graduated, but I continue to work on ODK daily because I'm blown away by the impact the project has had and the community that has grown around it. Case in point, I've sent 4,287 of the 25,747 messages on the ODK mailing lists. For those who don't have a calculator handy, that's 16.65%!

These days, I'm CEO at Nafundi, a distributed company I co-founded that designs, builds, deploys, and supports mobile data collection systems that work well in challenging environments. At Nafundi, we mostly help clients customize and deploy ODK at scale and for social good.