Saad Chinoy

Chief Geek
Saad's headshot by Muaz Osman
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Muaz Osman

Saad is a professional geek with a passion for technology and OpenSource methodology. Co founder of Singapore based Frugal Innovation startup, SpudnikLab, that works to address the #digitalDivide through digital skills education and effective use of low-cost technologies. His Storytellers' Kitchen initiative brings together writers, illustrators, print publishers, and readers to demystify the complexity of smart-phone interactivity AR / VR / stop-motion animation through learning by doing.

In the non-commercial context, Saad serves as a volunteer with EngineeringGood, a Non-profit that supports the needs of persons with disabilities. At EngineeringGood Saad initiated SalvageGarden the assistive technology makerspace that engages a community of makers, engineers, care givers, persons with disabilities, and care professionals towards the research and development of Assistive Tech devices and low-cost solutions. The SalvageGarden Makerspace has recently initiated efforts towards environmental sustainability by engaging consumers to co-create through repurposing or recycling leftover e-waste parts from laptops donated to EngineeringGoods "Computers Against Covid" campaign.

Saad Also serves on the advisory boards of the Global Innovation Gathering, and r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation.

Saad is a self-confessed maker and coffee epicure.