Start of the 2018 ConsenSys Academy Developer Program

It was around 2am Fiji Time this past Tuesday when the ConsenSys Academy Developer Program 2018 officially started. I was awake and waiting patiently for the email that would provide all the necessary access. 2018 Developer Program My scholarship application into the program was accepted after I applied and then completed an online test which …

From the land of Iakwe

[Iakwe (or Yokwe) is a greeting in Marshallese] With 5.5 hours in 3 different aeroplanes travelling from Majuro in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) back home to Suva for what will take just under 12 hours altogether I figured I'd do some writing. The Marshall Islands has always been one of my favourite places …

2017. The year that was.

Changing the world begins with strengthening your own family - Bonnie L. Carson A couple hours away from 2018 is always a great time to reminisce the year that was.  2017 was eventful and I like the quote above from Bonnie L. Carson (Read more here: The Needs before Us). If there was one theme …

“You Wanna Make History?”

Those words got me started in blockchain. [For the uninitiated, if you have 9:56 min to spare here's a pretty good video on blockchain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3psxs3gyf8%5D Now I'm in Bonn, Germany to participate in Hack4Climate (www.hack4climate.org) which is a hackathon geared towards solving climate-related problems using blockchain tech. Wait.  What's a hackathon? Good question! Never …

Where and How to Start

It's been almost 2 months since my last post and I keep getting reminded that people are waiting for the next one. Luckily I felt inspired enough to write this today. Over the last few weeks I've spoken to a lot of people - friends I worked with, lecturers that taught me, and new people …

Need for an Information Culture

So, my first post was well read and shared with a lot of encouragement to continue writing. Who would've thought, eh?  Certainly not me. Over the last couple of days I've been reflecting on some of my first impressions when I started traveling the region for FFA on the fisheries data and information crusade about 5 …

A new journey

"Yes, time to break those limitations." Mulling over my future in what has been the best job I've ever had, a colleague and friend wrote the above to me.  For some reason, those words resonated with me and helped seal my decision. With a soon-to-be 6 month old son and a young family, the decision …