Practical Insights on Software Development

Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?

Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?

Published on: Jan 13 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Software developers around the world are seeing their salaries increase much faster than other professions. Everyone wants to hire a good software developer, engineer,...
Don’t Build It. A Guide for ICT4D Practitioners to Just Say No

Don’t Build It. A Guide for ICT4D Practitioners to Just Say No

Published on: Jul 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The central problem of software is that anything can be built. With a physical structure, nature and physics puts some constraints on the space of ideas. With software,...
What is the Digital Technology Solution Stack for Country Resilience?

What is the Digital Technology Solution Stack for Country Resilience?

Published on: Jul 01 2021 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
A year ago, Skye Gilbert, Director, Digital Square, PATH and I wondered whether the COVID-19 pandemic would accelerate the pace of digital transformation, and recommended...
Aid Evolved Podcast: The Costly Business of Free Software

Aid Evolved Podcast: The Costly Business of Free Software

Published on: Jun 12 2021 by Rowena Luk - Comments Off on Aid Evolved Podcast: The Costly Business of Free Software
Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. Our conversations are...
New OpenLMIS Public-Private Partnership for Open Source Sustainability

New OpenLMIS Public-Private Partnership for Open Source Sustainability

Published on: Mar 17 2021 by Guest Writer - 10 Comments
OpenLMIS is looking toward the future. After launching in 2012 in two countries, OpenLMIS has grown to serve over 11,000 health facilities across 9 African countries....
Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

Published on: Feb 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Open source software projects in the humanitarian aid sector often need programming, technical writing, and graphic design skills to produce high-quality solutions....
OpenLMIS is Seeking the Next Chapter in Open Source Sustainability

OpenLMIS is Seeking the Next Chapter in Open Source Sustainability

Published on: Jul 15 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on OpenLMIS is Seeking the Next Chapter in Open Source Sustainability
OpenLMIS is the leading logistics system used to track health products across national supply chains. It is also open source software, which is a key reason for...
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...