I am Solomon King Benge and I am passionate about design, business and technology. My ambitions revolve around fostering ideas and building products that enhance our interaction with both the physical and digital worlds through computer user interfaces and electronic hardware.
In 2011, I founded Fundi Bots, a robotics non-profit that aims to promotes critical thinking and real-world technological advancement in Ugandan high schools students through training and experimentation in robotics, embedded control and artificial intelligence. Fundi Bots was awarded a Google RISE grant in 2012 that led to extensive growth and increased engagement in our school outreach programme.
In 2006, I founded Node Six, a web solutions firm offering domain, email and hosting services. Our focus on creating local content for Uganda has led to the creation of Node Six brands like Proggie.ug, Uganda’s leading entertainment and events portal.
I am also the founder Elemental Edge, a Ugandan visual effects production house that produces interactive media, TV advertising, 3D and 2D animation and live action filming. Started in 2005, Elemental Edge was on a hiatus from 2007 to 2011 after which it underwent a re-branding and re-launch phase.
When I’m not designing user interfaces, pushing 3D pixels, or tinkering with robots, I enjoy travelling, photography and creative fiction writing.
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