My brain is on overload. It’s 3:38am on September 12, 2015 and I’m wide awake. Wide awake and processing on the events of the week. With yesterday as the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the events of this week were especially relevant. This past Sunday I traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a … More A Peace Retreat
Recently, this August, on a visit to northern Uganda, we drove out to a secondary school in the countryside near Gulu Town, Ocer Campion Jesuit College to tour campus and meet with the administration, faculty and students. In addition to meeting with school officials, we discussed and provided recommendations on their technology use, computer labs, … More Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu
In August this year I spent ten days in Gulu, Uganda and the surrounding communities as part of a team working on a project supported by Hewlett Packard and Accenture. This is a collaborative effort with the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, BOSCO-Uganda and other local partners. As a part of this … More Ten days in Gulu, Uganda
“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
The famous and delicious Ugandan Rolex. Think of it as a roadside breakfast burrito. If you’ve never had one, try a Rolex the next time you’re in Uganda. Yummy!
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
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