Returned from PTX Iraq in Basra

Basra selfie Tim Receveur, Nancy Payne and I just concluded a PeaceTech Exchange in Basra Iraq. Over the course of 5 days we trained 60 local civil society and government members on communication and data collection technologies for the purpose of improving transparency and accountability in Iraq.

Attended Open Data Day at the World Bank, Helped Ravi Kumar create CartoDB Maps

CaptureLiteracy rates in Nepal.

I attended Open Data Day with my friend Casey Watts. I met Ravi Kumar, who an organization geared towards improving digital literacy in Nepal. We worked together to find an effective way to convey all of his census data - after learning a bit together, he created several cartodb maps and continues to use them in his own work. Learn more about literacy challenges in Nepal (and see his visualization) on Code for Nepal.