Hello, I’m Osodo Rodney David. I’m a student engineer, podcaster, writer, electronics tinkerer and a hobbyist in General. I am in love with using technology to solve our problems triggered by my intuition to make our future better. I’m currently pursuing my passion of becoming a Mechatronics Engineer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
During my life at JKUAT, I have co-founded Qualislabs, a startup that aims to build products for the African Market. We have been prototyping the Ujuzi device that helps you monitor and remotely control your device on the house. Qualis vision is a wearable device that helps the blind navigate their day to day tasks. Mavuno is an application to combat food waste and reduce the country’s 5.2 million tonnes of food lost each year The app connects farmers, drivers, and buyers on a single platform, intending to reduce food waste after harvest by saving time on logistics and providing farmers with direct access to traders.
One of the hallmark moments of my life at JKUAT is being able to join the Nakuja project. Nakuja is a team of students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI). We are focused on learning as we design, build and launch a rocket into the earth’s orbit.
I have also been able to work with different clubs and societies i.e JKUAT Society of Computer Science and Information Technology (SCOSIT), JKUAT Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) and JKUAT Society of Engineering Students (SES). I have taken roles in the different clubs which have immensely benefited me to advance my career while networking with like-minded colleagues.
I have also been able to work with different clubs and societies outside school i.e Python Nairobi User Group (PyNBO) and we are in the process of organising one of the biggest tech events in sub-Saharan Africa dubbed PyConKE22. I have also been part of the Ai Saturdays Nairobi Chapter where we have been able to share information and learn together to help advance our Artificial intelligence capabilities.
Before JKUAT, I studied at Booker Academy from my nursery school to High School.