collin rukundo

I am a self taught web developer. I have been developing websites, databases and writing code for web applications commercially for over 4 years now (October 2016). I do a lot of consultancy work with small businesses, brands and civil society. I have worked with Centre for Policy Analysis (on their Parliament Watch initiative), Friedrich Ebert StiftungNational Democratic Institute and Forum for Democratic Change to mention a few. I am also an Open-Gov fellow with Code for Uganda, a Citizen Lab under Code for Africa – Africa’s largest data journalism and civic technology initiative, working steadfastly to grow the Open Data Movement.

I am currently winding up a Bachelors degree in Actuarial Science while simultaneously pursuing CPA. I manage a web development agency, Matchstick 256 Studio that has helped a number of clients address critical business challenges with inclusive technological solutions.

In my spare time, I like to build tools that help people in one way or the other. You can find details on some of this work here. I am a data enthusiast and I have devoted some of the time I have towards making Uganda more open, one scanned PDF at a time. One of the flagship projects I am currently engaged in will make it easy to access statistics on any area in Uganda. These statistics are sourced from Census and household survey data, crime reports and reports from Ministries and other government and private institutions. The tool is still in beta and can be accessed here: I hope it will be able to inform public debates and policy decisions.