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Ethereum Casino Technology

Ethereum is one of the cryptocurrency types that draw much attention throughout the past years. To date, it is widespread and has the potential for continuous growth in several years. There are plenty of industries that use Ethereum technology to provide safe transactions and get more flexibility in business...

ICT for international development: an interview with Sam Sudar

Tell us a bit about your how you got into ICT for Development (ICTD). I’m a PhD student at the University of Washington in Seattle. I’m doing my thesis on leveraging web tech on poorly connected regions and this is the theme throughout everything I do. I started in...

Portfolios of the Poor book summary

What the book is about Portolios of the Poor tries to answer the question ‘How do the poor live on $2 a day?’. It’s based on regular interviews with over 250 families in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa which allowed the researchers to build up a detailed picture of...

What can a technologist do about climate change?

Climate change is a problem that could badly affect the future of humanity so we’d like to learn more about what technologists can do to tackle it. Fortunately, we recently came across this extremely detailed essay https://worrydream.com/#!/ClimateChange on what technologists and specifically software engineers can do to help. It’s...

Tech consultancy for non-profits: an interview with EyeSeeTea

Adrian Quintana Pérez, José García Muñoz, and Ignacio Foche Pérez form EyeSeeTea, a software consultancy focussed on serving the non-profit sector. We talked to them about how non-profits use software, and whether their approach to developing it is changing. What made you start EyeSeeTea? The three of us were...

High-level impact considerations

Working out what to work on to have the highest impact is a big task. But before we get stuck into the detailed work, it’s good to stand back and think about what kinds of questions we should be asking. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but here are some...

ICT in social enterprise: an interview with Lucie Klarsfeld from Hystra

Lucie Klarsfeld is a Senior Project Manager at Hystra, a strategy consultancy focussed on social enterprises targeting the Base of the Pyramid. We talked to her to learn more about the social enterprise sector as a whole, and particularly the role of technology. Could you give us a brief...