Hello! :wave:

My name is Karim Ratib. This is my semi-professional blog as a software “craftsman”, i.e. programmer, architect, tinkerer, learner, speculator, etc.

I’m also a lifelong music fan, learner and player. This will often show up on this blog as well.

I lead a fantastic team of programmers at a great, small organization called Meedan. We work on collaborative annotation systems for social media, applied to crowdsourced translation (notably for refugee support) and news verification. All our code is open sourced.

Before Meedan, I used to offer my services as a Drupal programmer. It was fun for many years.

I used to maintain a previous blog called “Confessions of an information junkie”.