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Chao Mbogo selected to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany

Chao Mbogo gives us a report back on her visit to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany:

A belated congratulations to ICT4D's first centre review

 

Centre for ICT4D 5-Year Review

On Tuesday 5 May the ICT4D centre had their 5-year centre review looking back at all the outstanding achievements and projects of the centre since its founding in 2009 by Prof Gary Marsden. 

Transforming libraries with open digital technologies

IFLA Workshop on Digital Libraries: Research Methods and Tools

ICT4D Workshop on Learning from Failure

The Centre for ICT4D hosted a day-long ICT4D Workshop on 'Learning from Failure' on January 20 2015. The workshop was co-organised by a team of researcher from Swansea University, and was primarily aimed at reflecting and exploring experiences of learning from failure in ICT4D projects. A number of individuals attended the work, the majority of whom were local South African ICT4D researchers.

Quantifying the Effects of Circuitous Routes on the Latency of Intra-Africa Internet Traffic

I recently presented a paper titled 'Quantifying the Effects of Circuitous Routes on the Latency of Intra-Africa Internet Traffic: A Study of Research and Education Networks' at the AFRICOMM 2014 conference in Uganda (presentation slides here). The paper resulted from Internet performance experiments that involved tracing Internet routes from 5 African vantage points to 95 African university networks.

Conference Report: Southern African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT '14)

We (A/Prof. Suleman, King'ori Maina, Sean Packham, Yamiko Msosa and myself) formed part of the list of delegates at this year's Southern African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT) conference [1]; held between September 29 and October 3 in Pretoria. The conference was hosted by the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria. This was my third time attending SAICSIT---having had attended the 2011 and 2013 events, and it just keeps getting better.

drupal experiments

so i spent some time experimenting with a new installation of Drupal 7. not too shabby. this time around i needed to install fewer external modules and it looks like it is more intuitive than the last time i went through this process (for Drupal 6). lets see how it pans out ...

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