Born in Ethiopia in 1984. Markos Lemma is a techie, activist, co-founder of iceaddis – a community oriented innovation hub in Ethiopia and co-founder of SelamCompany – a startup company working on primary education and literacy.
He specialised in ICT consultancy and community management. He is also an advocate for startup movements, social and environmental innovations & blogging. He is a coordinator on a research program on literacy, a project running by MIT, OLPC & Tufts University with a direct supervision of Nicholas Negroponte, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal & Maryanne Wolf.
He organize Barcamp Ethiopia once a year. Barcamp Ethiopia is the biggest tech community event in Ethiopia. He loves the active tech community and initiated different technology events. He is a collaborator, a blogger (Author for GlobalVoices). He mainly blogs, speak, and facilitate workshops about social media, mobile technology in Africa, green tech, and social affairs.
His work mentioned on different media such as The Economist, BBC, CCTV, Al jazeera, TechCrunch. He graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).