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TEDxHuntsville - Jon Gosier - Changing Nations with Data

JON GOSIERFounder and Chief Operations Officer at MetaLayer & TED Fellow http://metalayer.com Gosier is a software developer, writer, designer, and technologist working at the intersection of data science and global development. He is the Founder and Chief Operations Officer at MetaLayer, which makes software products for data analysis and visualization. MetaLayer's mission is to make the world's information easier to understand, visualize, and share. In 2012 MetaLayer won the Audience Choice Award for best Startup at O'Reilly's Strata Conference. Jon Gosier is the Founder of Appfrica. He currently serves as the Director of Advocacy, helping to raise awareness about the many issues related to financing early stage African entrepreneurs. He started Appfrica in 2008 while living in Kampala, Uganda, where the need for vehicles that supported local talent and became apparent. He is currently working on a documentary film about Africa's growing creative and technology entrepreneurs called The Cheetah Code.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spairit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx prograam, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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