This is an interesting and timely post from Tim Kelly of the World Bank “Tech Hubs Across Africa: Which Will Be The Legacy-Makers?”, With data gathered by iHub Research, Bongohive (which I hope to visit in July) and the World Bank. Eric Hersman (White African on Twitter) has already provided a nice update to the … More Tech Hubs in Africa…and beyond?
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
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
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. – Aristotle. Recently, while working in Haiti for our Notre Dame Haiti Program, I had an incredible opportunity to meet some amazing folks doing great things in aid and development to assist the Haitian people. This group also shared a common interest in the FrontlineSMS … More Community of Practice in M4D
So, I’m finally getting around to writing up some of my thoughts more than two weeks after returning from Haiti. First of all a little history is in order about my involvement with the program. In late Summer of 2010, I began working with the Notre Dame Haiti Program on an advisory basis for some … More My work with the ND Haiti Program
Last weekend, I decided to finally test Ushahidi Crowdmap and sync it with FrontlineSMS. It turned out to be a great learning experience and really got me thinking about how these combined applications could be used. There is an upcoming project where these applications may prove very beneficial. FrontlineSMS is quite familiar to me as … More Syncing FrontlineSMS to Ushahidi Crowdmap
Something I’ve been pondering lately is the role that spirituality and values play in my daily life and the pursuit of my interests in ICT4D, tech for social good and giving back. Or in other words….why am I wired this way? A while back, Ken Banks of FronlineSMS wrote an interesting post “Spirituality: A home … More Spirituality, values and giving back