Posts by claire

Gearing up for Pivot Nepal in Kathmandu!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Kathmandu, Nepal is an emerging hub for software development and technology entrepreneurship, and it is well-placed to do so given its strategic location between India and China. I have had the pleasure of working with Young Innovations, a local Nepalese technology development firm to help launch the Mobile Social Networking Hub. Young Innovations works nationally and internationally to create technology software solutions, with a special focus on open data projects and mobile applications (particularly SMS-based tools), with a process innovation approach woven throughout their work....

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Technology in Our Everyday Lives

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Blog, Technology | 0 comments

It’s very fitting for us to be kicking off the Commons11 blog with some thoughts about how technology fits into our lives – when it’s useful, and when it’s not. So this post is about defining ‘appropriate technology’ and what it implies for people. What is appropriate technology you ask, and why does it matter? First of all, ‘technology’ refers to the application of knowledge for a practical purpose. Note that it doesn’t strictly refer to machinery or tools, although we tend to associate the word with computers and gadgets of which we don’t often understand the inner...

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Headed to the 1Thing App Launch Party

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in About Town, Blog, News | 0 comments

We’re helping to celebrate the launch of the 1Thing App (which you can download on iTunes), tomorrow. 1Thing is a social gratitude journal that lets you collect or publish what you are grateful for, 1 thing at a time. “Appreciate what matters, 1 thing at a time”. Find us on October 10th, 2012 at the 1Thing App official launch party from 6 to 9pm, at The Burroughes building. The event will also feature projections of art by 1Thing’s artists in residence from the last 9 months. Guests are being asked to bring a non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank...

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