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Reading list for April 2015

This month we have some new gadgets and a collection of writings about Internet connectivity in developing countries.

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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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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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Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D”

On 16 May 2014, The Network Institute, Computer Science Department and International Office of VU Amsterdam organize a symposium on ICT4D, the quickly growing field of practice and study how Information and Communication Technologies influence and may contribute to social

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ICT 4 Development course final presentations

This friday, a brand new course at the VU University Amsterdam came to a satisfying close. The ICT 4 Development course (ICT4D) was offered to VUA Computer Science students for the first  year and I feel it was a success. The

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Development Linked Data (DLD) Community Group launched!

The Development Linked Data (DLD) community group will discuss the publication of data related to development as 5-star Linked Data. Discussions will initially be organised around the following topics: Open Development data sets: What are the development related data sets

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