My name is Karim Ratib. I consider myself a software “craftsman”, combining professional programmer, architect, tinkerer, learner, speculator, etc.
I’m also a lifelong music fan, learner and player. This will often show up in my repos.
I’m currently part of the incredible project that is the Internet Archive, mostly working on the Wayback Machine.
Until 2020, and for 9+ years, I led a fantastic team of programmers at a great, small organization called Meedan. We worked on collaborative annotation systems for social media, notably applied to fact-checking. We open sourced all our code.
Before Meedan, we get into archeology - thanks to Internet Archive for preserving my sites
- I offered my services as a Drupal programmer. It was fun for many years :partying_face:
- I maintained a blog called “Confessions of an information junkie”. Lots of half-baked ideas in this one
- I co-founded a software services company in Egypt called OpenCraft. We made lifelong friendships there
- I obtained my M.Sc. in Computer Science at Université de Montréal. That was my first website!