Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Apps for Development Information Meeting

The World Bank is hosting an information Session to shed more light on the apps for development competition at Rwenzori House on 21st December 2010.

The apps for development competition challenges the public to create innovative software applications that move the world bank closer to solving some of the world's most pressing problems. The World Bank has opened up it's data and APIs for the world to use, license free and with very little restriction.

The Competitions has two simple rules:
1. Your app must use some data from the World Bank open data catalog
2. Your app must in some way address (or reference) one of the Millenium Development Goals.

The apps created are 'not' for the world bank - the people who create them retain the Intellectual Property.

Apps that are commercially viable are completely fine too, all that stays with the creator.

Therefore, give the competition a try http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/

In order to attend the information session, please visit http://appsfordevelopmentkla.eventbrite.com/

Monday, December 13, 2010

Venture Capital for Africa

VC4Africa is an initiative whose aims is to connect entrepreneurs and members of the business community in Uganda.  As a developer or tech entrepreneur, one can utilise this opportunity to come up with a business idea, design a prototype and put it up, get feedback  and entice investors http://www.vc4africa.biz/ventures

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Apps for Development Contest

In April 2010, The world Bank introduced the apps for development Competition. A competition that enables you use the world Bank's open data to create an application that creates awareness of the MDGs or contribute to progress towards an MDG. How far have you gone with your application? Does it use any of the world bank datasets? If you are a developer, it would be nice of you to take part in this competition. Get more details at http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/