I am an environmentalist turned software engineer based in Nairobi, Kenya, with an interest in transforming lives and making things1 better. I have a strong interest in matters concerning mental health, climate change, sustainable development, and the role of software in achieving fair and equitable distribution of resources.
Thus far, I have been involved in projects spanning multiple disciplines ranging from the newsroom, media, event ticketing, environmentalism, mental health, physical fitness and child care. I know! Quite the diverse list.
I believe in tooling and automating tasks which in the long run makes a person more productive and achieve that sweet balance between personal and work time.
I am a huge believer on mental wellness being just as important as the physical well-being, and to that end I try to extend kindness as much as I can and give a listening ear whenever I can handle it. To take it further, I co-founded Bonga which is a platform where anyone can be heard anonymously.
"Skills, what about your skills, Ben!"
I also dabble in cloud systems and build scalable infrastructure on AWS & GCP along with the Docker images and CI-CD processes required to deploy the applications. I'm a big fan of Gitlab-CI and pretty much all my personal projects run on it.
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- "Things" encompasses aspects around mental wellness and quality of life↩