Open Source and international development - How Open Source tech can help you and your organisation deliver for beneficiaries

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Open Source and international development - How Open Source tech solutions can help you and your organisation deliver for beneficiaries


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If you are not based in Bristol, and/or would prefer to participate in this session remotely via web or phone, we are pleased to confirm that you can now do so, thanks to the support of Ushahidi. If you would like to take part remotely, please RSVP via MeetUp in the usual way and also send an email to info@swidn.org.uk so you can be sent the dial-in/log-in details.


If you've ever wanted to know how you can influence tech products/software to help you achieve your work/organisational aims and objectives, including delivering better for your beneficiaries, have you heard of Open Source? 

This session is for anyone who has ever wondered why tech/software seems to miss key information that would help beneficiaries, or organisations who have ever considered, or had to 'commission' or build bespoke tech 'from scratch' so that it suits their specific aims/objectives and/or the needs of their beneficiaries. 

Come along to this free session to learn about what Open Source actually means, explained in plain, no-nonsense language, and hear about a plan to involve international development professionals in actively influencing tech for the good of their work and their beneficiaries. It will also involve a conversation about what tech help you or your organisation may want or need and how Open Source may be able to help you. The session will use Ushahidi as well as other examples of Open Source tech.

Our facilitator will be Eriol Fox, Product Designer at Ushahidi, a humanitarian, non-profit technology leader founded in Kenya that is developing open, crowdsourcing tools to help people raise their voice, as well as those who serve them to listen and respond better. With 9 years' experience as a professional designer, Eriol has worked in-house at large corporates that have dealt in Electronics, Insurance, Risk Management, Housing and start-up applications. She has worked freelance and voluntarily for non-profits and community groups and is currently active with various non-profits including organisations involved in tech for good, environmental issues, the arts and LGBTQ+ issues.

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