A little late in coming. Here are photos from the Digital Vision Program’s Kickoff event earlier this month. From Karen’s description of the night: The DV Open House was a hit – more than 80 members of our Silicon Valley network came out to formally welcome the 20 new DV Fellows, including some of the … Continue reading DVF Kickoff Photos
Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank, the first lender of microcredits. Starting in Bangladesh in 1983, Grameen Bank “has lent $5.72 billion to more than 6 million Bangladeshis.” Khalid Quadir’s brother Iqbal, founded GrameenPhone, the largest GSM-based mobile phone company in Bangladesh, after having … Continue reading Yunus wins peace Nobel
Digital Vision Fellow Robert Maranga is featured in Red Herring this month!
The Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 school year. If you know someone who has a great idea on how to use information communication technologies (ICT) in developing nations, let them know about this program!
The Reuters Digital Vision Program held their welcome reception at Cordura Hall last week. We started using posters to describe our projects at the end of the 2003-2004 school year. I had created some large posters detailing the work of Heather Ford’s Creative Commons and Raphael Marambii’s ZebuNet projects. Since then, the use of posters … Continue reading RDVP Welcome Reception
On Friday, Rae and I photographed the 2005-2006 group of Digital Vision Fellows at Stanford. There’s a few more fellows remaining to be photographed, and I will capture most of them at the October 4 welcoming reception. It’s always exciting to meet a new batch of fellows and hear about their projects. Vi, Carlos, Stuart, … Continue reading RDVP Portraits
Amy and Jeremy are leaving the Bay Area for a cross-country road trip in their Eurovan! They held a going away party at Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos with their friends and colleagues. This “pack up your bags and travel” bug is getting contagious, Felix just left for his own cross-country road trip a … Continue reading Amy and Jeremy: Bon Voyage
It’s the end of another year at the Digital Vision Fellowship Program at Stanford University. This past year whizzed by so quickly; it seems like only a few months ago that I was saying goodbye to Heather, Segeni, Joe, Raphael, and everyone else from my program year! Once again, the party was held at the … Continue reading DVF 2005 End Year party
The last time I was in the Stanford Faculty Club was for the Symbolic Systems Class of 1997 gradudation party. 7 years later, I’m back for another graduation, the 2003-2004 Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship Program. Friends and family of the Digital Vision Program convened in the Gold Room for the end-of-year commencement dinner. It didn’t … Continue reading DVF Commencement
My colleague in the Digital Vision Fellowship, Brij Kothari, kicked off his Planet Read project with a Bollywood-inspired party in Piedmont. Planet Read’s goal is to improve literacy in India by combining same-language subtitling (think Karaoke) technology with movies, books, and songs. How Bollywood Can You Be? was the theme of the party. A few … Continue reading How Bollywood Can You Be?