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Non-profit software developers summit

multiplicity - Sun, 20/11/2011 - 9:47am

I took a break from my paternity leave to come to San Francisco and meet with about 100 other folks who work in the intersection of tech and social change. It’s a yearly event held by Aspiration, and facilitated by my close friend and mentor Gunner.

It’s 3 days of insane mind-meld with [...]

Site Redesigned

multiplicity - Sun, 20/11/2011 - 4:59am
Since my time at Refugees Untied has come to an end and I’m now looking for consulting gigs in non-rofit technology work, I decided to redesign my blog and add some content. Have a look around….

This week I resigned my job at Refugees United

multiplicity - Fri, 14/10/2011 - 12:35pm
After just over 2 years and some great successes, matched by some great frustrations, I finally decided to quit my job as CTO of Refugees United. I’m currently on paternity leave, until January 1st, which neatly coincides with the end of my contract there. As to the reasons for leaving, well, we can chalk it [...]

open source :: The Unbound Book

multiplicity - Tue, 06/09/2011 - 7:25am
In April 2011 I gave a presentation on BookSprints and Booki at the excellent Unbound Book Conference in Amsterdam. Today a only partially related google search uncovered this blog post. Apart from frequent and varied misspellings of my name, it’s a decent summary of the discussion I brought to the table. Wireless and F/OSS geek [...]

Speaking at “Fri fælled: sociale medier og social retfærdighed” this sunday

multiplicity - Fri, 12/08/2011 - 7:08am
I’ll be speaking about Book Sprints, cc-licensed books and the developing world at a Free Culture event in Copenhagen this Sunday. It’s a joint project of Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (ActionAid Denmark) and Creative Commons Denmark. It’s arranged by my recent acquaintance (soon to be friend?), Henrik Chulu, and I’ll be sharing the stage with the amazing [...]

Tech Without Borders

multiplicity - Tue, 21/12/2010 - 11:59am
1. We are people of tech. 2. We live and work everywhere. 3. We value our own freedom, the freedom of people who use our technology and freedom in general. 4. We think there is no meaningful distinction between WikiLeaks and the news organizations covering the stories in cooperation with WikiLeaks. 5. We urge all [...]

12 years ago today… My first blog-post

multiplicity - Mon, 14/06/2010 - 2:34pm
12 years ago today, on the 14th of June 1998, during the World Cup in France, I posted my first ever blog post. Back then I was blogging at, what was in fact a very personal blog. I’d written a few blog-like pages on what was then my website, but those have been lost to [...]

More nairobi thoughts…

multiplicity - Sun, 13/06/2010 - 1:26pm
* I think it’s impossible to develop good mobile interfaces without being emerged in this context * I think it’s much harder to outsource innovation than coding, but, at least in this context, innovation is what we need to find * I think that the advice i got today from Bridgette at Google Africa is worth taking [...]

In nairobi with refugees united

multiplicity - Sat, 12/06/2010 - 3:38pm
I’m in Nairobi for a week for a series of meetings with partners and to get an impression of the local tech scene. Day 1 was very much about touching down, having a quick meeting and then a quick football party for the world cup opening. Today is BarCamp Nairobi, a geek, web developer, tech [...]

Refugees United – My new stomping grounds

multiplicity - Thu, 03/09/2009 - 2:56pm
I’m now a few weeks into my new full-time job with Refugees United, and after the epic fail of my 4 months in the bossom of the danish state, it’s not only a relief, but so far it’s been an amazing journey. It reminds me of the famous “Like drinking from a firehose” quote. There’s so [...]

As of february 1st I’m an employee of the Danish state.

multiplicity - Sun, 18/01/2009 - 1:40pm

Strange but quite exciting. I accepted a job offer from the danish state, more specifically Statens IT, where i’ll be part of a ridiculously ambitious project to consolidate IT systems from more than a hundred government offices over the next 3-4 years.

I never pictured myself as a government employee, it’s quite a strange transition from freelancing, developing world do-gooder, but:

New Years Resolution 2009

multiplicity - Wed, 07/01/2009 - 12:47pm

Relax, have fun, be more…..

Short version: If you have an interesting job for me (part-time, full-time or even freelance-based), or hear about one, that suits someone like me (resume and Linkedin profile), let me know.

Welcome to

multiplicity - Tue, 18/11/2008 - 8:37pm

Some time in the summer of 2005 I had the most important epiphany of my professional career. The end result was this book: Wireless Networking in the Developing World. But more important to me than the actual book (which was pretty cool, and very important), was the model through which it was written. Based on the idea of a code sprint, and a result of constraints on my time, and the time of every smart person I knew, the model was called Book Sprint. The thinking went something like this:

Welcome to (Soon anyway)

multiplicity - Mon, 17/11/2008 - 11:23pm

[This post was written for the new group blog at]

How To Bypass Internet Censorship

multiplicity - Sat, 15/11/2008 - 12:17am

After a week of booksprinting, we finished what looks to be an amazing book on bypassing internet censorship. It’s available for purchase as a print book from, here, and can be read on-line at, here.

Big shout out to Adam Hyde from FLOSS Manuals, and the entire Book Sprint crew. You all rock!

I’m immensely proud to be associated with this book, and the crew who wrote it.

Shameless self-promotion

multiplicity - Tue, 16/09/2008 - 9:56am

Despite having kept a low profile, and done next to no development-related work in the past 2 years, a old journalist contact of gave me a call yesterday, and today there’s a  couple of decent quotes on danish on-line computer mag version2.

BookSprint: Thinking about the non-profit technology space

multiplicity - Thu, 22/05/2008 - 1:41pm

5 years of wireless wizardry, a very successful book project, some time out as a linux enterprise consultant, some time spent combining my technology skills with my interest in africa, and a good 6 months mostly hanging out with the future. I’m now spending a lot of time thinking about what the next 2 years could/should bring.

Looking for my next gig….

multiplicity - Wed, 30/04/2008 - 8:26pm

Startup or Job? Poor and excited or well-payed and constrained?

Keywords: Free Software / Linux / Green IT / Mgmt / Evangelism / Developing world / Training

Idea 1: Linux Training Company for Enterprise Linux training (Danish Market). Using freelancers to provide kick-ass linux enterprise training to the danish market. Probably with some attempt at adding African training activities to the mix.

Silver Medals at 2007 Danish Canoepolo Championsships

multiplicity - Sun, 28/10/2007 - 8:49pm

Both Signe and I won silver medalsat the 2007 Danish Canoepolo championsships this past saturday. This is the first medal i’ve won during my 20 years of playing basketball and recently canoepolo, and i’m extremely happy and proud. We lost the final by conceding a goal with 1.9 seconds left, which left a bitter taste, but in retrospect, being the second best team in the country isn’t too shabby.

The Truth About Wireless Devices

multiplicity - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 9:00am

Hilarious cartoon exposé about the true dangers of having a wifi device in your home. Be Afraid! Be very afraid!

Wellington Grey — The Truth About Wireless Devices

Interviewed on NPR

multiplicity - Wed, 16/05/2007 - 1:57pm
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for NPR (National Public Radio) on monday. It’s for a regular show called News & Notes that targets African-American audiences in the US with news stories of relevance, and in this case it was a brief segment about African Internet connectivity, and how it lags behind the rest [...]

AllAfrica Looking for tech staff

multiplicity - Fri, 27/04/2007 - 3:23pm
We’re looking for some new colleagues here at AllAfrica, where, in case you missed the memo, I’m now Director of Technology. It’s a great place to work, especially if you dig Africa the way i do, and you want to work with cool web technologies like mapping, mashups, ajaxy stuff etc.

More photos of Arthur

multiplicity - Tue, 20/03/2007 - 12:34pm
My beautiful son is now 1 month old, and for his birthday yesterday, he got his own on-line photo-album at google, as well as his own e-mail address and domain name. More photos here

Arthur, Pt. 2

multiplicity - Sat, 24/02/2007 - 3:58pm
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