Yearly Archives: 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway

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Reading list for December 2014

Here we go again, here as some pointers to read during the Christmas holidays break 😉 Stop Trying to Save the World is an essay by Michael Hobbes which goes over the danger of scaling up big ideas, the need to

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Reading list for November 2014

After some months break here is a new reading list with some pointers harvested between June and November 2014. In “Nine Lessons for Bridging the Gap between Cities and Citizens” the world bank shares 9 lessons about open governance learnt

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DownScale 2014 and OpenDevelopmentCamp 2014

It is already two weeks since DownScale 2014 took place on the 8th of October and OpenDevelopmentCamp 2014 followed up on the 9th and 10th. 3 days packed with great new insights and inspiring talks. DownScale 2014 was the third

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Dagstuhl workshop on Computer Science for Development (CS4D) ?

To set the agenda for a Computer Science for Development, we are looking at organizing a Dagstuhl workshop/seminar around the topic. At this moment in time, we still are formulating the scope, organization committee and the goals of this meeting. Possible topics

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Reading list for May 2014

As usual, here are some interesting things to look at this month. This was actually a rather busy month so less time for reading… In “What We Learnt at Making it Matter” Marieke Guy, looks back at the outcome of

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VU symposium puts ICT4D into perspective

On 16 May 2014, the symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development” (ICT4D) was held at VU University Amsterdam. The event featured international speakers from different backgrounds, who were asked to present their perspective on the principles, practice and scientific background

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