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Guest Editor: Journal of Information Technology for Development
Special Issue: Feminist and Queer Approaches in ICT4D
Kuczyńska, K. and Wyers K. (2022) Queering Data Justice: Using Archival Methodologies to Recover Transgender Histories in Healthcare Data, European Feminist Research Conference, Italy June 2022
Wyers K. and Masiero S. (2022) Embodiment of Prejudices in Digital Platforms: How Digital Representation impacts Transgender People, European Feminist Research Conference, It
Funders and Clients
I have been an IT project manager and software engineer for over ten years, starting my career as the founder of a commercial startup company. In early 2017, I made a career-change to focus on software systems for developing countries. I now help empower organisations in developing countries to maintain and improve their own data-systems, assessing data-collection and data-analysis processes, and designing computer-systems to fit within the culture, infrastructure and context of a low-resource setting.
I have worked with a range of different organisations, from international NGOs to grassroots projects in health and education projects. My focus is on long-term sustainability by improving the current systems and building local skills within the organisation so that they can maintain the system themselves.
October 2019 - Present: Software Engineer
M-fund Migrant Health, Bangkok, Thailand
Mfund is a migrant health insurance providing access to health-care for migrants from Myanmar and Laos.
Upgrading and refactoring the web-app code to improve its efficiency and make it easier for users. Supervising local web developers to ensure that the system is sustainable in the long-term, and that the maintenance skills stay within the organisation.
Jul 2018 - September 2019: Software Engineer
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand
Developing and implementing low-resource health software solutions for research and clinical practice.
All software and IT systems are designed with local empowerment as a core concern, ensuring that the local IT team can maintain and adapt the systems as the research and clinical requirements change.
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018: Software Engineer Consultant
Burma Children Medical Fund, Mae Sot, Thailand
Data-management System development and implementation
Sept 2017 - Feb 2018: IT Systems Engineer Consultant
Save The Children Thailand
Funded by European Union
- Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity (KRCEE) Data management system for the seven refugee camps on the Thailand/Myanmar border
- Karenni Education Department (KnED): Data management system for two refugee camps in Northern Thailand
Mar 2017 - Aug 2017: Software Engineering Consultant
World Education Thailand
Funded by USAID Project for Local Empowerment
- Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee
- Mobile Education Partnerships
- Karen Education Department
- Stay In School, Myanmar
Feb 2013 - Feb 2017: Founder & CTO
MelodyCollege.com, the live online music school
An online platform to allow music students to take lessons where they want, when they want. The school had a network of teachers around the world, and students in nine countries.
Dec 2010 - Jan 2013: Founder & CTO
DublinJazz.ie, web-marketing platform for creative musicians
A platform for sharing concert details and venue locations in Dublin's jazz music scene. It created a centralised hub where musicians could reach new audiences.