Heather Leson
Director of Community Engagement, Ushahidi

Maps and hacks are Heather’s passion. Building on her over 10 years Internet technology background (IP, DNS and Incident Management), Heather is keen to connect people to solve real world problems. She is Director of Community at Ushahidi, a Kenyan free and open source company that builds information collection, data visualization and interactive mapping software. On any given day she could be supporting map projects ranging from elections to protests to anti-corruption to environmental topics.

Heather has been instrumental organizing in a number of open source communities including Random Hacks of Kindness and the Crisismappers Network.

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