👋 I’m a software developer, researcher, and writer, currently living in Dar es Salaam.

I currently conduct research at York University where I work with an interdisciplinary team to develop an open knowledge accelerator. My research is focused on building and executing open source intelligence software for the purpose of studying our audience’s preferences and engagement cues.

I also co-founded PharmAssess Diagnostics Corp., where I develop software to mine data from literature and public databases, and create real-time inference engines that are being used to provide better healthcare to Canadians.

I enjoy researching and working on problems in the field of data mining and machine learning. Through creation of software, I hope to make impactful and novel contributions that accelerate the applications of collective intelligence. You can find me on GitHub where I’m building in the open, or on LinkedIn for professional networking.


Thoughts, stories and ideas.

Part 2: Building an AI startup

Part 2: The why. My motivations for building an AI startup

Updated 1 week ago

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Personal notes on questions and lessons learnt from Peter Thiel's Zero to One

Updated 2 weeks ago

The search for a core problem

The search for a core problem is crucial. It concretely determines why your company exist.

Updated 1 month ago

Data Science for Platform Design and User Engagement

Part 1: The need for data driven insights to inform product design at PoleFLS

Updated 1 month ago

Building an AI Startup

Part 1: Proclaiming my commitment to starting an exciting journey in artificial intelligence

Updated 1 month ago


Weekend hacks for fun and learning.

Hacker News

A better Hacker News.

My Stack

A curated list of my favorite tools and software.

Security Checklist

Tools and resources for staying safe on the internet.


Internet things, saved for later.

Open source work

paulowe / paulowe

The code that powers this website you’re looking at.

TryGhost / Ghost

The code that powers Paul's Message.

paulowe / maps4resources

A flask application for visualizing spreadsheets on a map.

paulowe / twint

An advanced Twitter scraping & OSINT tool written in Python.

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