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Well, my name is Walter Kaunda if you don’t already know. A social scientist by education (unfortunately) and a computer programmer by choice. I mostly program as a hobby, programming is an end in itself for me. Although, getting paid to do it is kind of nice, I definitely prefer that over kumangolubwalubwa at home ndekha.

Professional Work Experience

Following is a high level overview of where I have worked and what tools I was using. If you need details on what exactly I was doing you can always ask for my C.V.

2017 - Software Developer at Credit Data (Blanyre, Malawi)

  • Primarily Web backend development
  • Credit Referencing Applications Development
  • Python, Java, PHP, RabbitMQ, Postgres, Elasticsearch

2018/19 - Software Developer at Baobab Health Trust (Lilongwe, Malawi)

  • Web backend development
  • Health Information Systems Development
  • Ruby, MySQL, Postgres, CouchDB

2020/21 - Software Developer at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Lilongwe, Malawi)

  • Web backend development
  • Health Informations Systems Development
  • Ruby, Python, MySQL, CouchDB

2021/now Data Engineer at One Acre Fund (Kigali, Rwanda)

  • A tragic accident!
  • ETL Pipelines development
  • Dataiku, SSIS, SQL Server, Python, Elasticsearch, Logstash

Personal projects

Please see my github and gitlab profiles.


If you want to have a decent conversation with me then try and stick to these topics:

  • Programming languages
  • (Backend) Software Architecture
  • GNU/Linux + Unix
  • Free Software
  • Classic Video Game Consoles (+ emulation)
  • Metal (Mostly metalcore/deathcore)
  • Television (Forged in Fire, Ancient Aliens - other Paranormal/Science documentaries)