Guaka was born somewhere in the Netherlands and lived in Paris, Mali, Peru, New Zealand, Italy, Amsterdam and Brussels. He has worked and volunteered for a wide range of NGOs, such as Geekcorps Mali, CEPES in Peru, CouchSurfing, he has done scientific research on trust metrics and he even spent some time in the office of the largest social network in the Netherlands.
Since 2007 I've provided technical support to the P2P foundation. Both the MediaWiki installation as well as some work related to the WordPress blog.
Hitchwiki is a wiki about hitchhiking. It grew out of another wiki about hitchhiking. At the end of 2006, when I was at the CS Collective in New Zealand, MrTweek and I decided to start a new independent wiki and Hitchwiki was born.