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By Sarah Sharp

Robin Keech

Robin Keech is the founder of Disobedient Media, which specialises in creating mobile and web apps and using technology to provide business solutions. His fascination with programming began at the start of the home computer revolution in the 80’s and has continued to develop and diversify across a range of technically challenging roles. His experience and versatility has given him the ability to work on a broad range of projects. This love of the new and the different has brought him to Union St, which offers both a sociable working environment and a place to meet many diverse people and ideas.

He is happy to offer free initial advice to members, as well as a discounted day rate on projects.

Robin says: ‘I love learning new technologies and seeing a product take form. I’m interested in all different areas – the project just has to be interesting and challenging.’

Head to the Disobedient Media website to see a full list of clients and projects.

Disobedient Media Ltd

By Matt

Caolan McMahon

What’s your business name?
Ground Computing Ltd.

What do you do?
I build offline-enabled web apps for use in remote or difficult environments. I can also provide expert JavaScript, Node and CouchDB consulting.

How did it start?
Most of our work is available as open-source, meaning anyone can run, study, share or build-upon the software. Non-profits have found this invaluable when building tools for use in developing countries or remote areas, and Ground Computing provides the infrastructure to support them.
It started with collaborative dictionary for the Dené Nation in the Northwest Territories, helping to preserve their native language. Now, we have code running all around the world with uses ranging from healthcare to environmental monitoring.

What are you working on at the moment?
A platform for offline form collection, data synchronization and reporting currently in use in Africa for monitoring maternal health outcomes.

What are you looking to get out of Union St?
I’m looking for a relaxed work environment and a space to bring people together and share knowledge.


Robin Keech
Caolan McMahon