Practical Insights on Software Development

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...
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....
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...
The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Choosing an M&E Platform

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Choosing an M&E Platform

Published on: Jan 11 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the recent MERL Tech conference, Tania Lee (Caktus Group), Tom Walker (Engine Room), Laura Walker McDonald (SIMLab), and Lynnae Day (Oxfam America) led a session...
Stop Reinventing the Flat Tire with Custom Software Development

Stop Reinventing the Flat Tire with Custom Software Development

Published on: Jul 10 2015 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
News flash: most nonprofits are terrible at software development, open-sourcing is not a sustainability plan, and constantly re-inventing the wheel is a poor way...
Respect Myanmar’s Ethnic Diversity: Use Unicode Fonts Online

Respect Myanmar’s Ethnic Diversity: Use Unicode Fonts Online

Published on: Sep 15 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Burmese is the dominant language of Myanmar, but its had a long and winding journey in the digital realm, and now there is a tension between two competing systems...