CSE590F: Computing and the Developing World Seminar

This quarter we will be reading papers focused on major ICTD projects that have withstood the test of time. Discussion each week will focus on how a particular technology or project has evolved and the context surrounding it's evolution. A Google Doc for organizing topics and selecting can be found here.

The seminar meets Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 in CSE 203.


WeekDateDiscussion LeadersTopicPaper
1March 29 --- Planning and disorganization
2April 5SMS Trevor Use of an Innovative, Affordable, and Open-Source Short Message Service–Based Tool to Monitor Malaria in Remote Areas of Uganda (PDF)
3April 12ODK Waylon Open Data Kit: Tools to Build Information Services for Developing Regions (PDF)
4April 19Ushahidi Collin
  • Independent Evaluation of the Ushahidi Haiti Project (PDF)
  • Ushahidi, or 'testimony': Web 2.0 tools for crowdsourcing crisis information Ory Okolloh (PDF)
5April 26Babajobs Niall Page 7-10 of this report.
6May 3Digital Green Sam Digital Green: Participatory video for agricultural extension Rikin Gandhi (PDF)
7May 10 Village Base Station Fahad Local, sustainable, small-scale celluarl networks Heimerl et. al (PDF)
8May 17 Awaaz.De Aditya Power to the Peers: Authority of Source Effects for a Voice-Based Agricultural Information Service in Rural India Patel et. al (PDF)
7May 24 UNICEF Logistics Trevor Logistics as Care and Control: An Investigation into the UNICEF Supply Division Margaret Jack & Steve Jackson (PDF)
10May 31 OLPC Everyone