Jonathan Gosier

founder of MetaLayer

Jonathan Gosier Jon Gosier is a software developer and designer working at the intersection of big data, human rights, and Africa. As the founder of MetaLayer ( HYPERLINK "", he and his team make software products for easy data analysis and visualization. MetaLayer’s mission is to make the world’s data easier to understand, visualize, and share. In 2012 MetaLayer won the Audience Choice Award for best Startup at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference. In 2009 Jon spoke at TED in Oxford, UK about is work connecting rural African villages to the internet through a call center and light infrastructure. The service, in collaboration with non-profit OpenMind, was called QuestionBox and allowed rural Africans with no access to the internet to ask questions and get timely, vetted answers to everyday questions. PC World hailed the service as "Searching where Google Can't". Jon attended Savannah College of Art and Design and was a Fellow and Senior Fellow at TED from 2009 to 2011.

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