A special visit

Next week I’ll be fortunate and humbled to be in the presence of two incredible peacemakers. Fr. Joseph Okumu, Executive Director of BOSCO-Uganda and Archbishop John The Baptist Odama will be visiting the US from Gulu, Uganda. You can read more about it here, at the BOSCO-Uganda website and blog. peace.

Global Technology and Development masters

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here, though I have about 4-6 posts in the pipeline. I guess its just finding time to commit to this space, and finding that time seems to be a constant struggle and obviously a finite resource. Anyhow, a little news here….ready? drumroll please…….I’ve decided to pursue a masters … More Global Technology and Development masters

Teaching to learn

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela Over the years I’ve lectured every so often on various technology topics at Notre Dame, but this past Spring semester I had the opportunity and honor of co-teaching my first class at the University of Notre Dame. The … More Teaching to learn

Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology

Does SMS increase the utilization of available medical resources in the developing world? To find the answer, a cross functional team from the University of Notre Dame has launched a mobile health (mHealth) pilot in the Nnindye Villages in rural Uganda. By providing the local health center with open source SMS mobile technology and training, … More Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology

M4D and FrontlineSMS meetup in Kampala

In early January, a small gathering of the tech community took place in Uganda to discuss technology for social change and in particular, using mobiles for international development (M4D) and the application FrontlineSMS. The lunch meeting was held in the relaxing, poolside atmosphere of the Cayenne Restaurant in Kampala, a great place to share ideas … More M4D and FrontlineSMS meetup in Kampala