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CSE’s Yaw Anokwa on GeekWire Podcast

GOWyaw2“This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we’re pleased to be joined by one of our former Geeks of the Week, Yaw Anokwa. He’s a graduate of the University of Washington computer science program, co-founder of the software startup Nafundi and one of the computer scientists behind the Open Data Kit project, which provides smart forms for collecting data on mobile devices in rural areas, developing countries and other places with limited connectivity.

“It’s a glimpse into the part of the technology world that we don’t always see, blending mobile technologies and social good. Yaw provides an overview of some of the ways organizations are using the tools around the world, including relief organizations, health workers, government agencies and charitable organizations.

“Among other interesting tidbits, Yaw explains why they’ve built their data collection tools for Android even though he prefers to use an iPhone in his own life. He also talks about his preference for using Macs over Windows PCs as he’s developing software.

“Finally, we discuss his own life in computer science, his love of motorcycles, and his tips for kids and teens out there who want to pursue careers in the field.”

Read more, and listen, here.

January 26, 2013