Uche Ogbuji

Superior, CO


Uche Ogbuji, more properly Úchèńnà Ogbújí, was born in Calabar, Nigeria. He lived in Egypt, England and elsewhere before settling near Boulder, Colorado. He is an Electronic Engineer by education, having started his courses in Nigeria before transferring and graduating in the US. He is co-founder and CTO of Zepheira, which develops technological solutions to increase libraries’ relevance on the Web. Uche has pioneered work data architecture and distributed systems for almost three decades, including early contributions to XML, Linked Data and Web services, having published hundreds of technical articles in industry journals such as IBM developerWorks, Application Development Trends & XML.com.

Uche is also a poet and spoken word performer. His poetry chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado is a Colorado Book Award Winner, and a Westword Award Winner (“Best Environmental Poetry”). His poems, published worldwide, fuse Igbo culture, European classicism, American Mountain West setting, and Hip-Hop.