Dr Christelle Scharff is a Professor of Computer Science at Pace University in New York City (USA). She has a Ph.D. from INRIA in Nancy (France). Her research focuses on global software engineering and ICTD. She was awarded grants from NSF, IBM, Microsoft, VentureWell, and Google. She has been a Fulbright scholar in Senegal. She is the founder of Mobile Senegal Hub, whose mission is to build capacity in mobile app development and promote local tech talents. She is the co-founder of the mJangale startup that focuses on introducing children to coding in Senegal. The initiative trained more than 1,500 youth across Senegal.