ICT4D.at 10-Year Party

Last week on Wednesday, 31.10. we had a little party in Vienna to celebrate the NGO’s 10 year anniversary. We tried to think of every current and former members to invite – and also all Austria-based supporters, partners and friends (I hope we didn’t forget anybody).

It was nice to get in touch again with some people we haven’t seen for a while – like Christoph, who used to work for OLPC and is now busy with teaching computer basics to kids with his NGO TechnikBasteln or Paul who coordinated the ICT4DMZ project for us and is now super busy in his crowd investment company CONDA. And it was also great to get to know new people interested in the ICT4D field.

The setting was rather informal. Paul and me did a short intro speech and then we had two bands playing – the band I’m in and Georg’s band. Chloe, Georg and Paul had made an effort to create a poster for every project we did so far before and we decorated the party venue with these posters. Thanks a lot for that! You can download the project posters under this link.

Thanks a lot also to Margarete and her friend Sarah who prepared a buffet for us!

We collected some donations from our guests and will give them to Noah to support his efforts in spreading progamming skills with Python and Django in Ghana.

Thinking of our activities in the past 10 years brought back a lot of memories. It’s amazing that we still have our blog after all this time and that all the old posts are still available – a great resource to see how we and maybe also the ICT4D field have changed in these years. It made we want to write another blog post looking back these 10 years, but that will take some time.

On the weekend following the party we had another vision meeting with several members and this brought a lot of energy and insights – but we will write about that also in another post.

For now I’d just like to express my thankfullness to everybody who every contributed to our NGO and helped shape our path in the past 10 years. Happy birthday ICT4D.at!

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ICT4D.at 10th Year Birthday Party

— Deutsche Version weiter unten/German Version below —

10 Year Party Banner

Dear friends, companions and like-minded people,

the “Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development” – our NGO ICT4D.at celebrates this year their unbelievable 10th anniversary.

In the last 10 years we carried out projects in Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana and Austria, produced a movie, released a book, published quite some research papers, organised and participated in many events, presented our work in many guest lectures, continuously reflected about ICTs and development work and had a lot of fun while doing all these things.

We would like to invite you to our 10 year anniversary party to celebrate our achievements with us!
Venue: Schikaneder in Vienna
Time: 31. October starting at starting at 06:00 PM

We are happy to welcome you to a nice and relaxed evening with pictures, posters and video-clips of our projects, two live bands and maybe one or two short speeches.
Hopefully you will find the time to party with us and we would like to kindly ask you to confirm via mail at party@ict4d.at or Facebook Event.

With best wishes,
your ICT4D.at Team

 

— Deutsche Version/German Version —

Liebe FreundInnen, WegbegleiterInnen und Interessierte,

das “Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development” – unser Verein ICT4D.at feiert heuer unglaublicherweise sein 10-jähriges Bestehen.

Wir haben in diesen 10 Jahren Projekte in Tansania, Mosambik, Ghana und Österreich verwirklicht, einen Film produziert, ein Buch publiziert, ein paar wissenschaftliche Beiträge verfasst, viele Veranstaltungen organisiert und besucht, ein paar Gastvorträge gehalten, viel über das Thema ICTs und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit reflektiert und hatten viel Spaß dabei!

Um das zu feiern laden wir Dich/Sie/euch herzlich zu unserer 10-Jahres-Party ein:
Ort: Schikaneder in Wien
Zeitpunkt:
31. Oktober ab 18:00

Es erwartet euch ein lustiger Abend mit Fotos, Postern und Video-Clips von unseren Projekten, zwei Bandauftritten und vielleicht ein, zwei kurzen Reden.

Wir freuen uns wenn Sie/Du/ihr dabei sind/bist/seid und bitten, uns in dem Fall per Mail an party@ict4d.at oder Facebook Event kurz Bescheid zu geben.

Beste Grüße,
dein ICT4D.at-Team

 

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