Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Siobhan Chan – WNN Improve It (WNN/SciDev) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Internet-based technology and tools are becoming vital elements in the movement towards open government. But with so much information available, and so many different social media platforms, it can be hard to find relevant, reliable information. The Middle East-based website CrowdVoice.org — run by Mideast Youth […]

Bangalore India slum kids use open-source software to learn computer skills

Bangalore India slum kids use open-source software to learn computer skills

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GM) Bangalore, INDIA: When kids from the slum neighborhood of Bengaluru in Bangalore, South India learn to use free computer ‘open-source’ software, they also learn important lessons in freedom and gender equality. For a city full of shopping malls, big glass offices and stylish cars, Bangalore easily represents India’s best place for […]

Standing Out in the Crowd – Women in Tech

Standing Out in the Crowd – Women in Tech

Speaking at the OSCON – Open Source Convention for July 2009, Kirrily Robert   speaks about the stark absence of women developers in web-tech communities worldwide, especially ‘open source’ communities. “In most technical communities, women are in a minority. But in open source communities, we’re in an even smaller minority — by a factor of about […]