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Looking Back At 2011

January 6, 2012

Well 2011 turned out to be a remarkable year, here is a recap of some of the things that kept me busy over the past twelve months. In January, the Ushahidi iOS app was officially released, glad to ...
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Driving Change

November 29, 2011

I’ve come to realize there are two kinds of people: those who wait for things to happen, and those who make things happen. When I met Lukonga Lindunda this summer in Nairobi, I soon realized he fi...
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Educate Girls, Change the World

May 3, 2011

Great TED Talk by Tom Yellin on how educating girls can change the world. Tom Yellin describes the ripple effect that happens to communities and entire countries by getting and keeping young girls...

I Vote Because…

April 13, 2011

While citizens in other countries are fighting for freedom of speech and the right to democracy, Canadians have become complacent and apathetic towards voting. The voter turnout in the 2008 electio...
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Saskatoon Sustainability Series

December 8, 2010

The best way to promote change, is through education. Educate the public on a better alternative, and change will follow. This idea is at the very heart of the Saskatoon Sustainability Series, a d...
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July 29, 2010

Back in the fall of 2008, my friend Kaushal Jhalla introduced me to an exciting open source project called Ushahidi that was developing a platform for mapping crisis information. Ushahidi, which me...
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Mobile Volunteerism

June 14, 2010

This past Wednesday I had the honor of speaking on mobile volunteerism at Mobile Tech Training during Net Change Week in Toronto. In my talk I shared some examples how mobiles are aiding tradition...
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Software For Change

May 14, 2010

Last Friday I had the honor of speaking at Digitized, a conference at the University of Saskatchewan meant to inspire high school students to pursue a career in computer science. I had two main goa...
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FrontlineSMS Reminders Plugin

May 4, 2010

FrontlineSMS is powerful open source software that turns an ordinary laptop and mobile phone into a low cost communications hub. It’s used by NGOS around the world to send and receive text messages...
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Building A Community For Our Aging Demographic

April 16, 2010

Last week as part of the Oxfam Saskatoon W8 Potluck Series, Patricia Roe from the Sherbrooke Community Centre gave a fantastic talk regarding the challenges our community faces in supporting our ag...
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InfoExecutive Article On Apps 4 Good

January 25, 2010

The Canadian IT magazine Info Executive recently interviewed me on Apps 4 Good, and our mission to build apps for charity. Doing Good … There’s An App For That When Dale Zak and a team of volunteer...
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Wish You Were Here!

December 31, 2009

What an exciting finish to the year for Apps 4 Good, releasing our second charity application, Wish You Were Here along with a great CBC News interview! Wish You Were Here is a fun way to send bril...
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