Chiedza Pasipanodya — Community Builder based in Toronto, ON

Tech - Bridging physical gaps and barriers

RoleConvener | Front-End Web Development | UX Designer
Expertise: Designing to bring disparate people together and enhancing their lives.

Chiedza recognizes the capacity technological innovations hold in bridging physical gaps and barriers to access, particularly for marginalized individuals. In recent years Chiedza has begun to integrate 3D Printing, Front-end Web Development and more recently an intensive User Experience Design course with Michael Dedrick, and is sharing her training in her community work as an alternative to outdated modes of engaging with the world and one another.

In the Fall of 2016, Sunset Service (Toronto) and Reboot Safety (San Francisco) came together in partnership with Woodgreen Rites of Passage, PhinkLife, and FCAD Forum at Ryerson University for Reboot Safety’s first hackathon in Toronto. This hackathon was a collaborative event with individuals from across disciplines gathering to generate practical solutions, produce usable software, and tackle the issue of public safety in Toronto. The focus was to create a better now for community.

The mission of Reboot Safety is to support and recognize the power of every individual’s contribution to safe, prosperous communities, focus on creating solutions that monitor and manage public safety, disentangle public health from public safety, and build local economies of color to ensure wealth that lasts for generations.