Listened to Distribute Aid: The Open Source Path to Humanitarian Work - Kai Katschthaler, Taylor Fairbank by Schalk Neethling 
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In this episode of the Mechanical Ink podcast, host Schalk Neethling engaged in a profound conversation with Taylor Fairbank and Kai Katschthaler from Distribute Aid. They delved into the intersection of technology and humanitarian aid, emphasizing the importance of understanding ground-level needs over imposing tech solutions. Taylor narrated his transition from a tech background to co-founding Distribute Aid, influenced by his experiences in startups and the socio-political climate. Kai introduced the Open Source Explorers Program, highlighting its inclusive nature and role in integrating diverse skills into humanitarian projects. The discussion also touched upon the personal aspects of working in this field, including the impact of neurodiversity and gender identity on their experiences and perspectives.

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