We are glad to announce the judging panel for this year’s Kenyan Blog Awards. It’s a mix of indivinduals drawn from the blogging and media community.

Erik Hersman

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Erik Hersman

Erik Hersman is a technologist and blogger who lives in Nairobi. He is a co-founder of Ushahidi, a free and open source platform for crowdsourcing information and visualizing data, the founder of AfriGadget, a multi-author site that showcases stories of African inventions and ingenuity, and an African technology blogger at WhiteAfrican.com. In 2010 he founded the iHub, Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community.

Erik is a TED Senior Fellow, a PopTech Fellow and speaker and an organizer for Maker Faire Africa.

Pinky Ghelani

Pinky Ghelani

Pinky Ghelani

Pinky Ghelani is the Editor of Home & Living Magazine, a media professional, philanthropist and Socialite. She is a lover of life, a wife, a mother and a dog lover.

Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ushahidi Inc, a non-profit tech company, born in Africa, which specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation.

Juliana has worked in the telecommunications and data warehousing industry for over ten years.  She has a Computer Science degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She is a Technologist, MIT Fellow, TED Senior Fellow and currently serves as Vice Chair of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development.

Philip Mwaniki

Philip Mwaniki

Philip Mwaniki

Philip Mwaniki is an established Kenyan journalist with the Nation Media Group. He is the Buzz Magazine Editor and an entertainment critic known for helping shape the Kenyan entertainment industry.