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Kindness Keepsakes

I had a couple of flights last week, and each time we made our final descent into a city, the Southwest Airlines flight attendant said, “Be kind to one another”. 410 more words

STEM Education in the Global South, by James Busacca

There has been a recent political debate in the United States around the importance of promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in our children’s education at the expense of liberal arts focused subjects.  653 more words


Is it time to think about software differently?

Something that I have been thinking about the past few days is software, more specifically, how we perceive it. I can only speak for myself here, and I’ve done no additional research on the matter, but I’ve always viewed software as trivial, and by extension, all digital content is less important because it is not something that exists in a way that a piece of hardware does. 941 more words


Communitization of Rural Development Programs

In development sector  ‘The Communitization’ means  involvement of  the community in program execution. In the beginning of a program, staff is hired to implement the project. 282 more words


Quick Take: Policy as the new law

Is policy the new law? The quick take here pursues this question.

The observation appears to hold ground considering the manner in which important decisions are made and implemented by governments worldwide, although this applies more to democracies than other forms of political systems. 553 more words


Children and young people online Courses

I’ve done a previous blog on free online training courses you can do, this blog looks specifically at courses related to working with children and young people which are both free and paid courses you can do online. 814 more words


Fear Of Refactoring

Refactoring is defined as the process of restructuring existing computer code without changing its external behavior. For non-developers this sounds stupid and many managers don’t understand why it needs to be done as they are only focused on adding new features. 568 more words