MW4D bi-monthly call

07 Dec 2009


See also: IRC log


Stephane Boyera (W3C), Raphael Dard (Intracen), Betty Purwandari (Univ. of Southampton), Ken Banks (kiwanja.net)



Approval of last meeting minutes



MW4D group extension and schedule

steph: the group has been extended till end of february

<kiwanja> is there any funding issue/question connected with extending or keeping the Group running?

<Raphael> should we try webinars? how do these work? do you have experience in this?

<Raphael> instead of costly conferences (including carbon...)

<Raphael> I agree w/ Ken

<Raphael> steph: the WebFoundation can implement some of the recommendations of the roadmap

raphael: other option that F2F meeting

like online conference

using videoconference

could generate dynamics without travel

things like webinars

<kiwanja> liked some of the suggestions and outputs from Maputo - tools workshops, days based on themes with practitioners, etc.


<Raphael> steph: option for asynchronous workshops

<betty> Do W3C or Web Foundation have plans to give mobile web training to developers in developing countries?

<kiwanja> would be worth speaking with the people at ALNAP, who do a lot of webinars with weather stations around the world (and it works quite well). they did a good one on FrontlineSMS recently

betty: training on technology

<kiwanja> steph - we should look at http://mobility.kiwanja.net again with ref to Betty's question

<kiwanja> mobile development guides, toolkits, etc.

<betty> @Ken: Thanks

<kiwanja> also, Erik Hersman (White African, Ushahidi) is setting up a tech hub in nairobi - we should look at tapping into these, too

strathmore university is dowtown nairobi

<Raphael> Makerere / Kampala

<Raphael> also has mobile developers

<Raphael> EPROM started there I think

<Raphael> w/MIT

<kiwanja> http://www.media-anthropology.net

<kiwanja> appfrica labs


<kiwanja> appfrica

<kiwanja> jon gos

gosier !

<kiwanja> LOL


<kiwanja> bloody french people! =D

<betty> The information is so helpful.


<kiwanja> just don't let stephane recommend any hotels you should stay in...

<Raphael> steph, how to you suggest we use the wiki page http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/charter2 ?

<Raphael> ok

discussion on the future of MW4D


ken: do something with the reports
... more targeted workshop

agriculture, human rights

or on technologies

more specific

raphael: need of tools assessment

ken: tools are different

<betty> Is there any portals of blogs for mobile web developers sharing their solution?

steph: adding that in charter

<Raphael> we need to do smthg like this http://www.mindmeister.com/23721332/m4d-mapping-by-domain linking to clear definitions of what each tool does, what the conditions of uses are etc.

<kiwanja> http://www.kiwanja.net/blog/2009/11/our-social-mobile-line-in-the-sand/

<kiwanja> http://www.kiwanja.net/blog/2009/11/inappropriate-appropriate-technology/

Next Meeting

<Raphael> date?

<betty> ok. thanks.

<betty> 21 dec

Monday 21 dec

<Raphael> thanks

<Raphael> bye

<kiwanja> thanks all! \o/

Summary of Action Items

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