Soft launch of the publicly-available ICT4D Guide with links to nearly 1,000 resources for the ICT4D staffers around the world.
Long-ish thoughts on the current and future states of Peace Corps the organization as someone who is leaving it after 5 years at its DC Headquarters.
Been thinking about the prevalence of simple signals, hidden or obvious, all around us that we often take for granted. Signals, for example, that are more basic than what we normally think of in typical speech and writing—binary.
Reflecting on the direction of ‘innovation’ after working at an ‘Office of Innovation’ for two years.
ICT4D can be a daunting field to start out in. For me, I find that I keep coming back to some of the same concepts fairly often as I discuss particular projects, challenges, and trends. These are just a few sampling of those concepts.
A light reflection on some of my recent work in building a product, launching a Kickstarter, applying for a patent, and starting a business.
I made a first draft ‘new tab’ replacement as a Chrome extension that shows shows me a random quote from over 1,000 that I’ve collected recently.
I was recently asked by a group of Peace Corps Volunteers to come up with a list of must-read books in international development that would be helpful for understanding the landscape as a whole, particularly for beginners. In no particular order – I came up with a few.
VR and AR are growing as new technology paradigms for interaction and for experiencing the world. I have a few thoughts on the ways in which these technologies might help us to grow more empathetic and understanding towards experiences that are different than our own.
The long-term impact of international development is measured not in the sweeping programs and easily quantifiable statistics of projects and head-counts, but in the innumerable whole of one-off interactions, experiences, and perspectives whose seeds are sown in the catalyst of field-workers, volunteers, and entrepreneurs.