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.