Welcome to the homepage of Safia Abdalla!

What does Safia do

Safia is the founder of Zarf, a web application that provides tools to help authors reach new readers and earn more revenue from their work.

She maintains open source projects like legit, goops, commentator, checklist, brief, giddy, fony, and many more. She is also a collaborator on the nteract project. Safia likes building minimal but productive and powerful tools.

She co-hosts the BookBytes podcast and the JSPartyFM live podcast.

She gives keynotes and talks on open source, the future of technology, how to be a solo founder, and more.

Safia holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

Where Safia Speaks

Storytelling and speaking are Safia's favorite ways to share knowledge. She has presented keynotes, workshops, technical talks, and non-technical talks at a variety of conferences. She's also appeared on a couple of podcasts too. Check them out on this page!

The Captain's Log

Safia has a bi-weekly publication known as The Captain's Log where she writes about technology, society, running, and anything else she likes. You can subscribe to the publication via email below.


In addition to non-fiction and technical writing, Safia also enjoys writing fiction. You can buy her books at the links below.

Safia Runs the World

Safia is on a personal mission to run all 50 states in the United States and all (but probably most) countries in the world. She's starting off with the United States right now and you can follow her progress on this map.

How To Contact Safia

Want to get in touch with Safia about something? Try emailing her.

Where To Find Safia Online

You can find Safia on Twitter, LinkedIn, PayPal, or her blog.