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Starting by Luck and Succeeding by Grit with Yaw Anokwa of ODK

December 8, 2020

Yaw Anokwa is founder and CEO of ODK. ODK's mission is to design, build, deploy and support offline data collection software for low-resource settings. ODK is one of the most popular data collection tools used in the aid sector, and forms the foundation for a rich global community of users active in every country on the planet. In this episode, Yaw shares the story of ODK's humble beginnings as a sabbatical project. He recounts the serendipitous start of the effort, how to build the community needed to support open-source software, and the persistence required to create a career building free software.

 

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