Jessica F Colaco

Mobile technology evangelist

Fellows class

TEDGlobal 2009

About Jessica


Jessica Cola├žo is the principal researcher at Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre and a mobile technology evangelist in Kenya. Jessica holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics and is a certified researcher. As an undergraduate student in 2007, she had been exploring the possibility of studying mobile Geographic Information Systems systems for her thesis work. She developed a mobile application known as Wireless Map Service, which received accolades from the public during the tenth annual IEEE Engineering Students Exhibition in 2007. Her passion to evangelize technology impelled her to organize the first-ever Nairobi Facebook Developer Garage and Mobile Boot Camp in East Africa in March 2008 and November 2009 respectively. Business Daily recently named her one of the top 40 women under 40 in Kenya because of her achievements.