The People of Nyaruka
Nic is Nyaruka's CEO, but he's also a premier coder with a huge swath of experience. His passion for open source software, development methodologies and teaching methods make him well suited for Nyaruka's diverse goals.
His previous work includes building patented algorithms to rank customer reviews at Amazon.com and improve search results for Medio Systems. Most recently, Nicolas cofounded Trileet Inc, which published top selling mobile applications across four different smartphone platforms. His background spans from building software run on thousands of servers to writing clients for mobile phones.
Nic attended Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Computer Science and Physics. He is also an avid outdoorsman and can often be found recreating in the mountains in his spare time.
He can be found at @nicpottier
Originally from Seattle, Eric is excited to bring over a decade of software development experience to Kigali.
He has been a core contributor for several young technology companies based in Seattle including his own. Over the last five years, his career has since pointed him to explore how mobile phones could be used to improve our daily lives. With East Africa being at the forefront of using mobile phones in unique and exciting ways, it makes it a choice place to start his next adventure.
Eric studied Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of Washington. He is married and has two sons who relocated to Kigali in June of 2011.
He can be found at @enewcomer
Norbert is driven by his curiosity to understand not only how technology works but also why it does so. He likes learning new things and mastering everything the best way he can.
Norbert likes sharing knowledge and discussing ICT and is a co-founder of CODEPAC through which he met others passionate in software. He started software development by studying online courses, primarily from Udacity. Now that he's mastered the basics, he looks forward to learning the best practices in his day to day work.
Norbert studied Electronics and Communications Systems Engineering at National University of Rwanda. In addition to software he likes playing sports, playing basketball for UGB in the Rwandan National League.
He can be found at @norkans7
Rowan is an Irish software developer who has spent many years living in Rwanda applying his programming skills to projects in electronic healthcare.
For several years he worked at Partners in Health where he helped develop a national medical record system based on OpenMRS. During that time he was also academic lead of a training program to give local software developers the skills to assume development of that system. After that, he worked as a consultant for University of Washington and was lead developer for a similar project to develop a medical record system for Kenya. He enjoys contributing to open source projects like OpenMRS.
Rowan has a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in audio-visual speech and speaker recognition. In his spare time he still mentors junior developers and leads a project to build an online Kinyarwanda-English dictionary.
He can be found at @rowanseymour
Nyaruka was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda. Since then, our mission has been to bring more software expertise to the region and seek out challenging problems that can be addressed with technology. We are experts in mobile software solutions and our company is staffed with skilled professionals.