Entrepreneurship is a Learning Process Not an App Contest

Entrepreneurship is a Learning Process Not an App Contest

Published on: Aug 14 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Every couple of months, a new mobile app contest pops up, promising young people the resources, mentorship, and network to create a software product that will transform their communities and the world. Of course this is...
Which Are More Useless: Hackathons or App Contests?

Which Are More Useless: Hackathons or App Contests?

Published on: Dec 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Not a week goes by without an invitation to participate in a hackathon, or the announcement of yet another app contest. Yet, what is the actual impact of either? After a long debate on Facebook, I still see both are often...
Everything Wrong in ICT4D Academia in One Research Paper

Everything Wrong in ICT4D Academia in One Research Paper

Published on: Jun 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Did you know you could set up a Google Scholar Alert for academic papers that mention your favorite topic? I have one set up for “ICT4D” just to see what research is new or interesting in my favorite profession. I...
7 Ways We Can Scale ICT4D Pilotitis

7 Ways We Can Scale ICT4D Pilotitis

Published on: Oct 09 2013 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
One overarching theme from the recent Mobiles! Conference was the need to get past pilotitis – the too many small projects that never scale, dying the day the original funding dries up. Now how we can do that is a...