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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,...
How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

Published on: Feb 11 2016 by Wayan Vota - 47 Comments
Recently Chris Fabian made the very interesting declaration. Since the UN’s charter is to produce public goods, he says “we do everything Open Source and Public...
The Problems with UNICEF Software Developer Hiring Practicies in Uganda

The Problems with UNICEF Software Developer Hiring Practicies in Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2012 by David McCann - 8 Comments
I am David McCann and I’d like to tell you that UNICEF Uganda is hiring. If this job description seems dauntingly ambitious, that’s because it is....
Hot Gossip: Twitter Returning to Africa with Zain!

Hot Gossip: Twitter Returning to Africa with Zain!

Published on: Aug 18 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Hot Gossip: Twitter Returning to Africa with Zain!
Last year the microblogging service Twitter, pulled its outbound SMS service from Africa. While only a few technology elite bemoaned its loss, for me it was a great...
African Business Opportunity: Multi-Platform Craigslist

African Business Opportunity: Multi-Platform Craigslist

Published on: Aug 12 2009 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Here at ICTworks, we are always thinking about new business opportunities for ICT companies in Africa. Our latest thought would bring the Craigslist online classified...
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...