How Uchechi Kalu Jacobson, New Orleans-Based UX Designer and Startup Entrepreneur Is Shaping Global Technology
Uchechi Kalu Jacobson is CEO, Poet, UX designer of Linking Arts, a New Orleans-based company that helps startups, events, businesses, and everyday visionaries grow via creative web, mobile, and design solutions. Find out more at www.uchechikalu.com.
Uchechi Kalu is an award-nominated entrepreneur, CEO, UX web designer, public speaker and poet. Her path from professional writer and published poet to tech entrepreneur started with a desire to shape the world through language. She is currently CEO of Linking Arts, a New Orleans based full-service web design and development agency focused on delivering great design and functionality. She is also the former CEO/Co-Founder of wedocracy.com, a social wedding planning website for tech savvy couples. She also hosts #YesWeCode chat, a bi weekly Sunday evening conversation about tech, inclusion and the future of innovation. She is the author of Flowers Blooming Against A Bruised Grey Sky, a collection of poetry published by Whit Press. She is currently working on publishing Resembling The Sea, her forthcoming book. You can connect with her via her website: www.uchechikalu.com
Uchechi Kalu is an award-nominated author, poet, UX Designer and technology entrepreneur.
Her journey from poet to technologist began with her love of language and desire to shape the world we live in via engaging use of content. As the host of #yeswecode Twitter chat (currently on sabbatical), she explores what it means to make the tech space inclusive and representative of the global world we live in.
In the tech world, her experience includes working in tech startups and web development. From 2013-2016, she was the CEO of wedocracy.com, a social wedding planning network aimed at making wedding planning enjoyable for the tech savvy couple. Ms. Kalu Jacobson was named to New Orleans’ 2015 Silicon Bayou 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. In 2016, she was nominated for the Ada Lovelace GNO Awards ,, which recognizes the contributions of women in the New Orleans tech landscape.
She is currently the CEO of Linking Arts, a web development and design firm she co-owns with her husband. Linking Arts focuses on user- and content-driven online experiences.
In the writing world, Kalu Jacobson took what started as an opportunity to be mentored by the late Poet June Jordan and turned it into a writing and publishing career that eventually led her to technology.
She is the author of Flowers Blooming Against A Bruised Grey Sky, nominated for a Northern California Book Award. She is currently working on her forthcoming book.
You can connect with her via her website: www.uchechikalu.com