I am Andrew MiracleDeveloper, Researcher & Entrepreneur

I come from a technical background, with majors in Mathematics and Statistics. However, my professional career sits at the intersection of Software Engineering, Research, and Management. This unique combination has led to a diverse and rapidly changing set of roles and responsibilities, making my career trajectory quite dynamic and challenging.

Currently, I lead the Product and Research team at Tecmie, a studio that experiments with frontier technologies like AI and Blockchain in emerging markets, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, I worked in software consultancy and served as the Head of Product and Co-founder for a VC-funded Impact Analytics Startup called KPI Lens.

From a young age, I’ve been captivated by the world of computers and technology. My interests span the AI/Data and Machine Learning landscapes, as well as blockchain topics such as NFTs, Ownership, Cryptography, Immutable Data, and Transparency. The work I do now encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including Product Management, Software Architecture, UX Research, Data Engineering, and Full-stack Development.

Alongside my professional work, I have an unwavering dedication to the open-source community. I’ve contributed to a diverse range of projects across the Blockchain and JavaScript developer ecosystem, including the Ethereum Foundation, Google Chrome, Mithril.js, Chakra-UI, NestJS, OpenZeppelin, and more. I was also an early contributor to Imba, a Ruby inspired programming language that powers the e-learning platform Scrimba.

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Some Accomplishments

The impact of my work has spans across 22 countries within the African continent and beyond, largely facilitated by my involvement in the Pan African Hacker Community and my admission into the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology’s class of 2020, which has a remarkably low acceptance rate of 0.22%. I’m also an approved author in the arXiv directory for CS/AI research papers,

In just a weekend, I built a Viral AI chatbot called ChatKJV that connects individuals with scripture, showcasing my exceptional talent for harnessing technology to foster meaningful human connections. Driven by a deep commitment to empowering young people with digital skills, I created Afrikathon – a Pan-African innovation event that has united 12,000+ youths across Africa to collaborate, learn design thinking, co-create ideas, and launch products addressing continental challenges.

Moreover, my impact analytics startup, KPI Lens, enables renowned organizations like the Mastercard Foundation, CARE, UNDP, and MEST Africa to monitor and drive positive impact across their global initiatives. These diverse accomplishments – from building transformative technology to cultivating pan-African innovation – are a testament to my unwavering dedication to making the world a better place through the power of technology.

Notable Mentions

As I’ve navigated my path as an Innovator, I’ve been fortunate to share my story and insights through various media outlets. These notable mentions, features, and interviews offer a glimpse into my professional experiences and the knowledge I’m passionate about imparting. While I continue to share my knowledge and experiences, you can expect to see more updates to this section.

๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”– Founder life

โ–ข The Product Company

โ–ข The Spirit Company

โ–ข The Hacker Community

โ–ข The Credentials company

โ–ข The M&E Company
KPI Lens

๐ŸŽฌ Interviews

โ—’ Afrikathon, The Pan African Hackathon
A Built in Africa Feature

โ—’ Meet Andrew Miracle, The creator of ChatKJV
Techpoint Africa Feature

โ—’ Class of 2020 Graduation
MEST Africa on Medium

โ—’ Emergence of AI tools in Religion
ChatKJV on Startup Couches

โ—’ Building a Decentralized Credentials Platform
Startup couches with Lotanna

๐Ÿ“ปย  Talks

โ–ง NFTs and The Origins of Decentralized Ownership
Opensource Community Africa

โ–ง NFTs and Future of Decentralization: Developer DAO
Developer DAO

โ–ง Entrepreneurship Journey and building ChatKJV
AI Kenya MawAidha session

โ–ง Business the Opensource way
Hacktoberfest 2018

โ–ง The future Frontiers Newsletter
The Future Frontiers Newsletter

โ–ง Can Web3 data storage models solve for permanance
LinkedIn Feature on Future Frontiers


My Daily Toolkit Essentials

If you are curious about the tools and software I rely on to navigate my day-to-day work? This is a somewhat comprehensive “Uses” section that highlights my favorite resources and indispensable tools. While some of these choices may seem expected, you might just discover a few surprising additions! As I continuously refine and enhance my setup, this list is subject to change.

๐ŸŒŸ Favorite Tools
  • Vercel
  • Garage Band
  • VS-Code
  • Slack
  • Notion
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • `Nano`
  • Git
๐Ÿค“ Favorite Literature
  • Rules of Work
  • Rules of Management
  • You were born for this
  • Why we act the way we do
  • Crossing the Chasm
๐ŸŽจ Analog Tools
  • Water Bottle
  • Brown Rodia Notepad
  • Samsonite Bagpack
  • Steelcase Adjustable Desk
  • Power Surge
  • Steelcase Karman
  • Steelseries Arctis Wired
๐Ÿ”ฎ Miscellaenous
  • Heroku
  • Powershell
  • Zsh
  • Docker
  • Whimsical
  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Airtable

Under the hood

This site is built using Bedrock, a modern toolstack for wordpress. While I run a hosted instance of this setup on Digitalocean, the database used is MYSQL and I had initially tried to use a modern stack like Planetscale, but failed at it, some errors about a couple missing MySQL engines etc etc. In the past I’ve hosted my sites on Netlify, which is a static site host.

This is because I use a Jekyll โ€œframeworkโ€ called Jekyll Tachyons, which makes building a Jekyll site on the Tachyons CSS framework quick and easy โšก๏ธSee Bourbon and Donna previous versions of this website. Netlify connects to Git (well, Github and Gitlab), which means that when I push a change to my repository, the website is updated automatically. This is the exact same workflow I was looking for with WordPress, and Bedrock offers an almost close experience to that because I can use Composer to manage all wp modules using the Wp packagist repository which is like NPM but for WordPress Themes and Plugins.

I chose WordPress this time around because of the Editor experience. In my day to day, I already write code, when I used Jekyll for my personal sites, all articles were written in Markdown syntax which is still my first choice for static sites. Now, I just want an editor interface where it would be easy to have a lot of things in draft and incrementally publish them. This also goes without saying, that the WordPress team has done a phenomenal job in improving UX, especially with the Guternberg release and Site Editor.


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