An entire generation of engineers is currently being educated exclusively with proprietary software. As a consequence, these students do not get to learn how hardware and software systems really work. For three years we have been working on changing this by offering a college course on Open Source Software Practices. Come to hear about our experiences and help us make this a better course.
Many low-resource countries suffer from a critical shortage of health workers. A mature national HRIS enables decision makers to more effectively recruit, train, and retain health professionals. We discuss the use of the open source iHRIS Suite to meet country needs, standards for sharing information, and interoperability between the various components of a complete health information system.
Moderated by: Mark Murphy
Do you picture yourself one day taking the stage at TED to describe your app that gave millions of poor a hand up? The Internet and mobile devices are kindling a fire of socio-economic development in emerging markets -- and Open Source is like gasoline. We want to discuss the amazing possibilities for improving lives.
RapidSMS is an open source project for messaging, data collection and co-ordination over SMS. It's used throughout the world for a variety of projects, from fighting child malnutrition and malaria to monitoring elections.
This talk introduces RapidSMS and covers some of the sample applications built with it.