Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability in Bangladesh with QGIS, TileMill, and CartoCSS


Mapping for International Development alumnus, Bob Corbett, walks us through his process in building a digital map of Bangladesh’s flood-prone areas using digital mapping tools such as QGIS and MapBox’s TileMill and CartoCSS.
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Three Takeaways on Women in Tech from SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference 2014


Here are a few highlights from the 2014 Global Women in Leadership Conference on Women and Technology conference at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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mHealth Entrepreneurship: From Hype and Hope to Happiness


See how Layla McCay (doctor, policy influencer, Huffington Post blogger, and TC309: mHealth alumna) views mHealth entrepreneurship at a critical stage between vision and reality, and what she thinks about online learning with TechChange.
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March Madness Update: Puns, $pecial Ch@racters, and the Shortcomings of Zombies


All of the top seeds survived the first round unscathed. In beating their competition, CAPS LOCK CRAZY, Russian Radio Appeal, The New Cartographers, and The Thorough Beards continued …
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mHealth’s Potential as a Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) Catalyst


Lauren Bailey, TC309: mHealth – Mobile Phones for Public Health alumna, shares her insights on the potential of mobile phones to promoting behavior change in the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) industry. Check out her cool infographic!
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What is mHealth?


How would you define mHealth?

Check out these mHealth definitions from a few of the attendees from last December’s mHealth Summit 2013 in Washington, DC, including several speakers and alumni from our mHealth online course
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10 Favorite Memories from Our Old TechChange HQ


It’s official! On March 31, TechChange will officially move to our new home on 13 & U St. NW.

While we’re looking forward to having more space, better light, and a more convenient location for our partners …
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mHealth Preview: Sneak Peek into Mobiles for Public Health Online Course


Technology providers are not the only players in the mHealth industry. There are also mHealth program implementers, research institutions, initiatives, and policymakers/donors. Everytime we offer this mHealth course, we change our topics, tools and speakers due to the evolving nature of the field. Here’s the speaker line-up for Spring 2014 who will be joining us for this upcoming round of the course, which runs March 31 – April 25, 2014
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March Madness: May the Best Band Name Win


It was a long Sunday night for the TechChange Selection Committee. After everybody else was long asleep, brackets printed, hours of analysis on ESPN consumed, and even the angry tweet of Nate Silver had lost its glimmer, the Selection …
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mHealth: Healthcare Reaching Remote Places with Mobile Phones and SMS


Mobile phones seem to be everywhere in Africa, and they’re keeping people in touch with health, education, banking, and community empowerment. Often community health workers walk miles to find someone only to learn they are away. But the mobile phones stay with the person – making them much easier to reach.
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