Daniel Connell

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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  • Open source technology designer
  • Diploma of Multimedia
  • From Various places in New Zealand.
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About Me


Go everywhere good. Do everything good. Meet everyone good.


I've been working a couple years on developing open source appropriate technologies, things to do with energy, water, communications, health, etc.
Middle of 2014 I spent in India, working in slums and remote areas to help people design and build basic stuff to help in their everyday lives.

Through the next year I'll be bouncing round Europe, visiting projects and giving workshops, setting some stuff up in Edinburgh where I'm largely based these days.

I'm pretty easy to host, low to no requirements other than spending good time with decent people.


Life is good.


Travelling is about people.
Some of the scenery is nice,
Travelling is about people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Haven't had the opportunity to host anyone yet, but been using the site and going to events and meetups for a while now.


I've stayed with people in Asia, Europe, and the Uk.
I love my couchsurfing.org.
I was one of the earlier people on CS, heard about it in the startup days from a flatmate in Vancouver who was mates with one of the developers.


Travel, writing, fire spinning, snow boarding, film making, invention, activism.

Music, Movies, and Books

Fight club, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, magnolia, spirited away, akira, amelie, almost any music, zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, good omens, midnight's children, the unbearable lightness of being.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Overnight trip with six others in a hire car to the north of Scotland for an annular eclipse.

Overnight trip with three others in a hire car back to Vancouver from staying with a native cheif in Bella Coola, under the most spectacular northern lights display in years.

Overnight(s) trip through the Tibetan high mountain passes, on a three day sleeper bus, sneaking in without permits.

Teach, Learn, Share

I think almost everything of value I've learned has been from someone I've met on some road somewhere.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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