Practical Insights on Matt Berg

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Published on: Nov 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Today in the USA it is Thanksgiving, which used to be a day we gave thanks for a bountiful harvest and successful preparations for winter, but now usually means...
Are There Only 4,527 Open Source Software Developers in All of Africa?

Are There Only 4,527 Open Source Software Developers in All of Africa?

Published on: Aug 26 2013 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
In an effort to help promote, highlight and grow Africa coders Matt Berg created a Mapbox map which shows the location and density existing GitHub users (primarily...
Cloud Computing in Africa? All Weather is Local

Cloud Computing in Africa? All Weather is Local

Published on: Nov 05 2009 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Recently there’s been a good discussion about cloud computing in Africa, where Ken Banks asks if its “Inappropriate” appropriate technology? Ken...
Creating Mobile Phone Communities with RapidSMS

Creating Mobile Phone Communities with RapidSMS

Published on: Aug 10 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Creating Mobile Phone Communities with RapidSMS
Everyone knows how SMS works – you can send an email to one other person. And there are SMS aggreators like FrontlineSMS that allow you to send text messages...
MVP Long-Distance WiFi Intranet Review

MVP Long-Distance WiFi Intranet Review

Published on: Jun 15 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Matt Berg, of Millennium Villages Project, and an interesting video on how MVP and Inveneo installed a large WiFi intranet network in Ruhiira, Uganda, to connect...
Solar Power Calculator for Africa

Solar Power Calculator for Africa

Published on: May 06 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Matt Berg, a longtime friend of Inveneo, has published his off-grid solar calculator for public use. Its an excel-based toolkit to help with cost and design estimates...