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Jobs at Kamusi Project

Kamusi Labs is the development wing of the Kamusi Project. We are doing research on many tracks, developing language technologies that nobody asked for, nobody knows they need, with unknown market demand, that nobody is paying to bring into existence. Nevertheless, we are going ahead with the work. Students join virtually from around the world for internships or semester projects, and hackers volunteer for cool ways to put their coding skills to use for the greater good. Their projects solve a range of language technology problems that have previously been too pernicious, but become realizable as a result of our unique molecular data structure.

Kamusi Labs seeks to nurture the talent of our members regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or physical challenge - we focus on your skills and enthusiasm. Young women and men have worked on coding and language projects with us from Burundi, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK, and the US. Openness to working with a diverse group, and devotion for solving problems to open tomorrow's digital opportunities for speakers of marginalized languages, are requirements for joining us.

We have a long set of coding and linguistic data tasks that will result in a range of tools to use language in ways that have never before been possible. Many of our technical tasks can be implemented immediately by talented coders. We also welcome people interested in projects for particular languages, ranging from field lexicography to data mining to building models for natural language processing. We welcome volunteer hackers, or students seeking exciting research projects, to contact us to discuss how you can join in.
Our projects span:
Education
Translation
Language learning
Web development
Data
Mobile apps
Sign languages
Crowdsourcing
Games
Bots
What interests you?