Presentation: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) with special focus on Web 2.0 and Mashups of existing Services

Today I presented my Master thesis “Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) with special focus on Web 2.0 and Mashups of existing Services” to examiners at the Faculty of Knowledge and Business Engineering at the University of Vienna.

These are the slides I presented:

The presentation worked out very well and we ended up discussing issues concerning the next step of automating mashups which would increase the need for automated negiotiatian engines (SLAs) or the substantial importance of simplicity when developing in an ICT4D context.

What was also quite interesting to me was the claim of Mr. Schikuta, one on the examiners, that technology nowadays is like religion in former times – when it comes to standards which we impose to people we consider to be underdeveloped.

What I especially stressed during my presentation was the ongoing shift of ICT4D projects – from development for the local population, to development with or even by the local population. I really think that in this context technologies such as the so-called web 2.0 and mashups have great potentials as they emphasize collaboration and contribution of everybody using the internet.

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Presentation: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) with special focus on Web 2.0 and Mashups of existing Services
was published on 23.03.2009 by Florian Sturm. It files under global
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  1. ismael Says:

    congrats! (again 🙂

  2. Martin Tomitsch Says:

    yeah, congratulations also from this side of the world, florian! nice slides.