Practical Insights on Software Development

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

Published on: Mar 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
GitHub is an enormous software developer network with over 30 million accounts, more than 2 million organizations, and over 96 million repositories. And yes, many...
Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2020 by Guest Writer - 43 Comments
Since I am going to make some potentially controversial observations about the digital health industry and, to some extent, the development sector in general, I...
What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
OpenLMIS is an open source global good for digital health that was purpose-built to be an electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) for health commodity...
Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars

Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars

Published on: Dec 16 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars
We have all struggled with trying to assign value to digital health solutions, especially when software development in international development usually relies...
How Open Web Applications Can Improve Your Digital Health Solution

How Open Web Applications Can Improve Your Digital Health Solution

Published on: Jul 31 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Open Web Applications Can Improve Your Digital Health Solution
OpenMRS is one of the best examples of a successful digital health global good. Right now this electronic medical records software supports almost 9 million patients...
Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Mar 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects
Expensive mainstream software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many specialized contexts in international development. Open Source software has...
7 Transformative Digital Health Trends in International Development

7 Transformative Digital Health Trends in International Development

Published on: Sep 19 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
At the recent OpenHIE Community Meeting, I was able to meet with a wide range of digital health practitioners working for governments, donors, and implementing...
6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

Published on: Sep 05 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects
Here is what I’ve learned about being data efficient when developing mobile phone applications. The first and foremost thing, is to please the user by reducing...
The Software Skills That Pay the Most in 2018

The Software Skills That Pay the Most in 2018

Published on: Feb 22 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Software Skills That Pay the Most in 2018
We are often asked by a lot of software developers what are the most in-demand programming skills and how the market is developing. So, we’ve taken a dive into...
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...