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(ps don't use this other RSS 'Subscribe to posts' link below- sorry for the lame user experience)

End of Course

posted May 18, 2014, 5:34 AM by San Ng

Hi everyone, I want to say thank you for a wonderful course! I have learnt so much from each of you, and hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. We have reached the end of the course, but you take (or re-take) the class anytime. All the class readings, videos and Powerpoints are archived here, as well as at our blog at

Stats (Total Views) For Your Blog Post as of today

posted Mar 12, 2014, 8:20 PM by San Ng

This is pretty consistent, given that the older posts are the ones that have gotten the most views so far. Good job to all! But do please continue to comment/discuss, especially for those of you who have been less participative than others. 



Making New from Old

Feb 17, 2014, 13 comments


Argentina ICTD Initiatives Review

Mar 3, 2014, 17 comments



ICTs for the Sharing Economy

Feb 25, 2014, 11 comments




Videos/Powerpoint for this week's classes are available

posted Mar 12, 2014, 8:12 PM by San Ng

Access via the Schedule and Materials tab

Join us today- Inveneo Executive Director Bruce Baikie today on Tech for Development (3/12, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Rm 202 South Hall)

posted Mar 12, 2014, 9:37 AM by San Ng

Open to all! Please join us- Bruce is a guest speaker today in i190: ICT for Development in Practice. Description follows:

Inveneo ( is a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise. It is our mission to deliver the tools of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) – sustainable computing and better access to the Internet — to those who need it most, people and organizations in rural and highly underserved communities of the developing world.

Bruce Baikie, Executive Director
Bruce is Inveneo’s Executive Director and the Founder of Green WiFi. He leads Inveneo with extensive experience in the energy and telecom industries, 17 years in Silicon Valley as atelecom industry expert, a background in engineering and experience implementing solar powered ICT4D projects to help further Inveneo’s mission. He recently provided technical guidance and hands-on training and implementation assistance bringing Internet access to hard to reach schools in Haiti and Micronesia. His areas of expertise include: wireless networking, eco-data centers, DC power, and solar power. Bruce has published numerous white papers and articles on green data center operations and solar power in ICT4D. His educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and advanced studies in International Business from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a guest lecturer on solar powered ICT4D at ICTP and the University of Guam. Most recently, Bruce has been mentoring students from IIT, UC Berkeley, CU Boulder, SFSU, and SJSU in ICT4D design and as they implement projects.

Weekly blog posts - Please discuss!

posted Mar 11, 2014, 10:01 AM by San Ng   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 10:01 AM ]

Hot off the press: Totally interesting! Menstrual Man and When blogs turn bad...

The Perils of Posts and Posting by An Anonymous Blogger

General Annoucements

posted Mar 7, 2014, 2:12 PM by San Ng

Hi all- 

Some useful announcements: 

New Email subscription feature, as requested: you can now subscribe to class announcements so that they come directly to you via email. Please visit the class website homepage, it is just under the 'Announcements' title on the right. (As you will see I am using a 3rd party service which is fairly reliable and has good privacy policies, but because I am not paying for it, it does contain an advertisement with every email. You will notice that ads is a popular part of the business model of most internet services). Let me know if the service does NOT work for you (I've tested it as much as I can, much to the annoyance of those of you who are already subscribed, I suspect, sorry). 

Readings for Monday are up- in addition to ICT and Education (which we didn't have time to talk about Wednesday), we will explore e-Health. On Wednesday, we will have a guest speaker, as a response to your suggestions in the mid-term eval, the Executive Director of Inveneo (, an NGO focussing on infrastructure in ICTD. In return, please do attend class, be familiar with the organization, come with questions, and if possible, even bring a guest! (As you know, these invitations do take effort on everyone's part!) :)

There are no class videos for last week because we spent Monday on projects, and Wednesday with a guest speaker/and then the mid term evaluation. 

Blog posts this week are up- please comment at least once in total (ie one comment on one post is ok). In addition to your own learning about the topics and blog culture, it is also a way to support your fellow classmates. Moreover, I would like to remind you that a part of the requirement for class participation requires you to do so, and that will feed into your 20% class participation grade. Please refer to our class website if you need to be reminded of the details.  

Regarding posting blog posts, it is of course your responsibility to know when you have signed up, and to submit your posts to me before class on Monday. I will not be sending reminders in future. Late submissions without permission or reasons will be subjected to the usual UCB policies. 

Mid-term evaluation results, which I shared with you in the last class, can be accessed here , for more comments if you have any, and my (written) responses to your suggestions. I am also gathering feedback from my faculty colleagues and will let you know if there are any significant changes. 

Project proposals - please start working on your projects if and when you can, and document time. For my teams, I will be getting in touch with you soon. For others, please let me know if you need more advice outside of class. 

Have a good weekend!

Test Post 3 from i190 Announcements - please ignore

posted Mar 6, 2014, 2:55 PM by San Ng

(Real announcements soon)

Test Announcement 2- Hello World! Do you hear me?

posted Mar 5, 2014, 2:57 PM by San Ng

Hi, this is a test announcement from i190's website at 3pm Wednesday 3/5. I know that some of you might have signed up when I announced the RSS email feed in class. If you are reading this in your email, can you just let me know if you got this? You can just forward this to me at (cut and paste). :) 

And thanks for being patient with this site- I am subscribing to the values we set out at the beginning of class of trying out things in an AGILE way, wanting this class to be useful to you (and therefore being responsive to your request to streamline communications), and being willing to try out different technologies even if we find out later that they don't work for us as well. 

So please let me know---- Hello World! Do you hear me? 

Test Announcement (pls ignore)

posted Mar 4, 2014, 2:51 PM by San Ng

2.50pm 3/4/2014

Class Mid Term Evaluation- Please respond!

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:35 PM by San Ng

Hi all, thanks to those of you who have already submitted your responses. 

For those of you who have yet to, or who missed class today, please visit the survey today if possible:. It shouldn't take more than 5 -10 minutes and is in lieu of your first consulting invoice due today since we are a week late in our proposals (which should be updated and finalized by Wednesday, based on our discussions today). 

The survey is anonymous but I do hope to have everyone in our F2F class respond to it (8 responses so far, I would like to get all 13 :) ). I will share the findings with you once we get all the results (either Wednesday or next week), and propose ways to make any changes in class. 

Also, I will leave this survey open until the end of the Semester, so anytime you want to give anonymous feedback, please just take the survey again, and go straight to the open ended questions. You can of course also email me directly any time you have feedback. Here is the link again: 

Thanks all, and I will try to continue to make this class fun and useful for all!


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