Our next event is coming up! And we wanted to share notes on how we’re trying to standardize the ICT4Drinks format for 2019.

What is ICT4Drinks?

This is a monthly happy hour sponsored by TechChange and, often, another organization in the development, tech, or public health industry.

Why are we doing this?

To provide an informal environment for nerds, do-gooders, and …



When you hear the word blockchain, what comes to mind? A purely speculative cryptocurrency? An over-hyped technology trend? Here at TechChange, we like to unpack those claims in our four week Blockchain for International Development course. We also believe that the best way to learn about decentralized ledger technologies, is by doing. Here are some ways we encourage students to engage with blockchain technologies outside of our …



Whether we’re working on big features or small ones, it’s always our goal to continually improve user experience on the TechChange online learning platform, and it’s especially exciting to work on implementing the visions and ideas of the users themselves! Our most recent project, driven by many requests from our partners, is the Reporting Dashboard. And it’s finally ready for launch! Over the next several months, we …



Since 2015, over one-hundred organizations have endorsed the Principles for Digital Development—a set of nine “living” guidelines that can help practitioners integrate a suite of best practices into digital development projects.

In the spirit of putting the Digital Principles into practice, TechChange is partnering with the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) to build an introductory training and workshop curriculum on the Digital Principles. This will …



We’re often asked at TechChange why our approach to learning is unique.

New clients want to know, what’s our ethos in providing all these trainings? Why do we do it? Why should they trust us?

Over the past few years, we have developed an educational philosophy to explain just that.

At TechChange, our community learning model is based on 9 ideas that explain …



When building modern web applications, it can be daunting to do it alone. We take all of the help we can get!

Handling payments, sending automated emails, and creating the infrastructure to serve a worldwide audience is hard, so we have worked with a handful of trusted third-party services to help power our platform.

We wanted to share some of our favorite services. We hope …



Becky Bell has joined the TechChange team as a Junior Web Developer! We recently sat down with Becky to learn more about her background and experience. So excited to have you on the team, Becky!

Can you tell us a bit about your background before joining TechChange team?

I graduated from MIT in 2017 with a bachelor’s in computer science and decided to stay a little …



Most of us know what it’s like to sit and stare at basic multiple choice assessments, attempting and re-attempting the same tasteless questions. It is boring, uncreative, and disengaging to say the least, no different from poorly-made exam. A creative assessment is refreshing, whether it utilizes the competitive mechanics of gamification, the captivating features of scenario-based learning, or the simpler set-up of a drag-and-drop activity. This is also why …



Honor Leahy recently joined the TechChange team as a Marketing and Communications Fellow! She just finished a year as a Boren Scholar to China after finishing undergrad. We recently sat down with Honor to learn more about her background and experience. Welcome to the team, Honor!

 

Q: Could you share a bit about your background before joining the TechChange team?

I attended …



Amber Seira recently joined the TechChange team as an Instructional Design Fellow! She just finished a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Peru and has a very interesting background. We recently sat down with Amber to learn more about her previous experience. Welcome to the team Amber!

Q: Could you share a bit about your background before joining the TechChange team?