DigI in Munich, Digital inclusion at IGF2018 Paris, updates

DigI partner meeting, Munich A month ago, we had a team project  “Internet lite for all” and DigI partner meeting in Munich with participants from 10 countries, and at the Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum. This was my first time in Munich city, though short, it was very productive and inspiring.  Our team met in …

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Blockchain and cryptocurrencies– buzzwords or pioneering technology?

In 2008, Bitcoin was introduced to the world, and still, it is not quiet clear to the lay audience of internet users. In 2010, I had a chance to get Bitcoins for my birthday from my geeky, open source expert friend. I refused them over the traditional paper notebook, as I …

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Updates and Call for Village Hackathon

Background: Agenda 2030 The United Nations have established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing 17 goals with a total of 169 targets. Given the ongoing development, it is obvious that development need digital inclusion, and the transformation towards digital societies. Basis for digital societies is information for all, and the …

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free access to basic information & internet for all!

For those not familiar yet, this summer I started to work for the Basic Internet Foundation, based in Norway. Foundation is an organisation that aims at optimised content delivery on capacity-limited networks, and offers free access to low capacity Internet as a carrier of digital content to people in areas …

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The best dissertation award

I know this is rather a bit tardy to announce (read: a dynamic period over here), however, last month I won an award for the best dissertation in 2015! I won few awards before (once for the best short story in the literature and one for the ICTs contribution at theFaculty …

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The program for #Microposts2016 at #WWW2016 is out!

The final program for the #Microposts2016 workshop at the 25th International World Wide Web conference is ready. We’ll be in Room 520F, see you in Montreal! SESSION I 9:00 – 9:20 Welcome & Introduction 9:20 – 10:20 Invited Talk – Mihajlo Grbovic (Yahoo Labs) 10:20 – 10:30 Lightning Round – Posters 10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break with …

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