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Alexa, When Will Natural Language Processing Revolutionize ICT4D? Your Weekend Long Reads

Alexa, When Will Natural Language Processing Revolutionize ICT4D? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 27 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
While ICT4D innovates from the ground up, most tech we use comes from the top. Yes, it takes a little time for the prices of commercial services in Silicon Valley...
Six Lessons Learned in Moving FAO to Software as a Service Solutions

Six Lessons Learned in Moving FAO to Software as a Service Solutions

Published on: Jan 15 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Six Lessons Learned in Moving FAO to Software as a Service Solutions
The IT Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has overall responsibility for meeting the IT needs of over 12,000 employees...
How to Buy M&E Software and Not Get Bamboozled

How to Buy M&E Software and Not Get Bamboozled

Published on: Nov 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Buy M&E Software and Not Get Bamboozled
  While there is no way to guarantee that M&E software will solve all of your problems or make all of your colleagues happy, there are three things you can...
How We Can Improve Open Source Software Projects

How We Can Improve Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Jun 12 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How We Can Improve Open Source Software Projects
Next year will mark 20 years since the term “open source software” was officially coined, and the “free software” movement has been around even longer....
What About Facebook Messenger Chatbots for Development?

What About Facebook Messenger Chatbots for Development?

Published on: Jun 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Bolsa Familia is the Brazilian Government program for conditional income-transfers serving 14 million families living in poverty throughout the country. However,...
5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

Published on: May 29 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform
Recently, the Mozilla Foundation product development team set off to design a new, general purpose content publishing platform that could enable creativity among...
3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

Published on: May 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D
At the Software Sustainability Institute, we are dedicated to making software a bonafide research output, and we argue that good software practices create better...
Do You Eat Your Own ICT4D Dog Food?

Do You Eat Your Own ICT4D Dog Food?

Published on: Nov 30 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Do You Eat Your Own ICT4D Dog Food?
In software development, there is a term called “eating your own dog food” – meaning using your own software to better understand and address your...
How to Navigate Open Source Decisions Like a Techie

How to Navigate Open Source Decisions Like a Techie

Published on: Nov 23 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Much has been said about the power of open source software for ICT4D, but there’s seemingly little on how to navigate the decisions around how to use, build,...
9 Tricks for Hacking Google Sheets for Better M&E

9 Tricks for Hacking Google Sheets for Better M&E

Published on: Oct 10 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 9 Tricks for Hacking Google Sheets for Better M&E
Google Sheets can be a powerful tool for real-time monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning. But how can you optimize your setup to work with data that is...