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About Juror Babak Fakhamzadeh

Babak Fakhamzadeh, Viral Dissonance Juror

Babak Fakhamzadeh was working in ICT4D (2001) before it had a name, never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of PHP, HTML5, CSS and jQuery. He designed a method to geotag Flickr photos (2006) before Flickr was doing it, brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won the Highway Africa new media award (2007) with Ismail Farouk. Work of his was selected to represent Uganda at the World Summit Award, twice (2011, 2012), winning the global competition in 2012 with Eduardo Cachucho. Twice, he made it to the Guinness Book of Records (1994, 2011). He created what was probably the first mobile phone based city tour (2004) as well as what probably was the first QR-code assisted smartphone-based city tour (2009). He currently lives in Uganda.