Projects

Knowledge Sharing

ictdev.org/pulse as a tool to collect news and resources from across the ICT4D , mobiles and social media for development spectrum.

I set up DevWiki with organized links and summaries on various development projects, but now am focusing on using social bookmarking instead

SchoolTools

A web version of my SchoolTools CD which instead just links to the download websites (I used this CD to carry around to schools in Jamaica which had dialup, if any, Internet access)

SchoolTools Online

Browsing

Check out my list of favorite Firefox Addons that really round out the browser

A Firefox/Flock search-bar addons for servenet.org

The NetWorker

Screenshot of the NetWorker

The NetWorker is a contact management/web/email/SMS group notification system I built while in Jamaica. It allows SMS users to send SMS (or emails) to groups of people within the master database of users (which can be customized and sub-searched with the email address being sent to; e.g. [email protected] performed a live search for all volunteers housed or working in Kingston and sent them an SMS; pcj-it searched for it volunteers island-wide). People could create and join groups (via the web interface), and subscribe to selected newsfeeds (weather alerts, local news, etc.). It was great for coordination of events, parties, and for the Peace Corps Office to send out security alerts in parallel with using their phone-tree system.

We also developed a GIS map of the (previously unmapped) Kingston bus system and allowed searches of routes, points of interest, and roads/stops via SMS

TuxType - Jamaica

Download a Jamaican Language/Graphic theme for TuxType, a project created by myself and Kyle Haefner, another volunteer.

TuxType - Jamaica Download (6MB)

Screenshots

TuxType Fish Cascade

The Menu

Tux Type 2 refers to version 1.5.2 of TuxType

TuxPaint - Jamaican Stamps

A handful of common Jamaican items (ackee, Dr. Bird, the flag,
etc.)
for use with the TuxPaint software.

TuxPaint - Jamaica Stamps Download (270KB)

iCD : A Jamaica - customized Knoppix

Knoppix/Jamaica Desktop with BeWidget Theme

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, I re-mastered Knoppix to provide a Jamaican visual theme. It came pre-loaded with educational software, including the Tux4Kids customizations above. It also ran as a portable web-server (with apache) that served the complete MOEYC website.

It automatically detected and connected to the Internet through compatible GPRS-enabled cell phones on the digicel network.