About Austin Madinga

Austin Madinga

Austin is an ambitious, analytical and organised professional with strong marketing, content creation and tech knowledge and experience. He helps brands improve and enhance their visibility, digital interactions and online marketing efforts.

Austin has successfully delivered branding, online and content solutions across multiple platforms and formats for clients in government, commercial and non-profit sectors. He has worked with diverse teams of professionals across multicultural settings and generations for over two decades.

Austin writes on his Life Unbound blog about entrepreneurship, tourism, society and technology with the occasional, unintended foray into politics.

KEY FACTS

Founding director of mHub, Malawi’s first technology and innovation hub.

Africa Partner for Television for the Environment (TVE) from 2006 to 2008 and again from 2011 to 2016.  He researched and generated film ideas for the Africa Partner Network, translated film documentaries and distributed content to local broadcasters.

Team member that planned and successfully executed Malawi’s first ever TED event, TEDxLilongwe in May 2014.

Member and eventually Lead of Google Developer Groups (GDG) Lilongwe between 2010 and 2016. Led the planning and delivery of events including Barcamps, developer challenges and talks. Also led membership recruitment, mentoring and resource mobilisation efforts.

Worked in internet systems support, content development and programme management roles for MalawiNet Limited, NICO Technologies Limited, Celtel Malawi (now Airtel Malawi) and Malawi Economic Justice Network between 1999 and 2008.