Sample of Past Work
Movement Meets Code
Slay Play Technology creates play experiences for anyone who enjoys movement and self expression.
BloomerTech Smart Bra Application
Bloomertech Technical Advisor
First Response Oxford
Rhodes Scholar Year of Service Initiative
The First Response App provides survivors of intimate violence and friends of survivors with information about optional ways to respond, essential knowledge about support resources, critical contact details, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Face Paint Extended
What if you could paint walls with your smile? UpBeat Walls re-imagines face painting by allowing your face to become a paintbrush that contributes whimsical images to a dynamic mural. Each new face detected triggers a sample of music. As more people collaborate the mural expands alongside the musical composition.
Reflect - Remember - Reach
The Aspire Mirror is a device that enables you to look at yourself and see a reflection on your face based on what inspires you or what you hope to empathize with.The Aspire Mirror is a device that enables you to look at yourself and see a reflection on your face based on what inspires you or what you hope to empathize with.
Lusaka, Zambia, Fulbright Fellowship
Joy launched Zamrize to empower Zambian youth to become creators of technology. Working with Bongohive, Lusaka’s innovation hub, and Asikana Network, a grassroots women in tech organization, I developed and implemented a mobile development application curriculum with local youth. 1000s of mobile devices in Zambia were preloaded with health and information apps created with the Zamrize curriculum, including the Asikana Network Women’s Rights App that was freely available to 3 million Airtel subscribers
Filmmakers Collaborative Member
Zamrize Media (now merged with Code4Rights) was fiscally sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative to produce inspirational media that portrays alternative view of women and Africans as creators of technology. Our media is used in marketing materials for our impact partner iSchool Zambia.
Swift Technology: Global Health
Carter Center Technical Consultant
Conceived in 2012 based on prior fieldwork in Ethiopia, Joy led the development of the system to transition organizations from paper surveys to mobile technology in order to take advantage of the time savings and error reduction capabilities afforded by android tablets to improve operations and data quality. The technology was adopted in 5 African counties to survey over 250,000 people and resulted in a global health publication. [View Publication]