I truly enjoyed the four-week TechChange course on Agriculture, Innovation and Technology thanks to Nick, wonderful guest speakers and brilliant classmates. I grasped the understanding of the current status in utilizing information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and challenges and opportunities that lie ahead to facilitate the effectiveness of ICT4Ag. As part of my final project, I interviewed Mr. Vikas Choudhary, Senior Economist in the Global Food …



On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting TechGirls’s Job Shadow Day for the fourth year in a row! TechGirls is a selective exchange program that encourages and supports the desire of Middle Eastern and North African teenage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). During the 3 week long exchange program, the girls (ranging from ages 15 – 17) travel around the …



Last week, the mobile data collection service Magpi released its latest addition to the platform: data visualizations. We sat down with the founder and CEO, Dr. Joel Selanikio, to talk about the new feature and what Magpi has in store for the future.

Magpi  prides itself in taking the programming out of data collection tasks. As a medical doctor concerned with global health, Selanikio is always looking …



Please join us in welcoming Amelia, one of our new summer fellows here at TechChange! Amelia graduated this past May from Yale University with a math major. Some of her most rewarding experiences she had at Yale were focused on teaching computer science: working as a peer tutor and TA for computer science classes, as well as designing a training program for students to learn how to repair computer …



Earlier this spring, TechChange partnered with the SCORE Association, also known as “Counselors to America’s Small Business”, along with their sponsor, the Deluxe Foundation. SCORE’s nationwide volunteer network provides small business development resources at no cost to entrepreneurs. Kathryn Kelly from their Field Operations team said this about their mission:

“Small business is the engine of our national economy through business formation, job creation …



Please join us in welcoming Tahmid, one of our new summer fellows here at TechChange! Tahmid is a rising senior at Swarthmore College, double majoring in Math and Computer Science. He will be working with the tech team this summer and is excited to learn Node, JS, and React while tackling the many projects, known and unknown, that lie ahead. In his spare time, he likes drawing and painting, …



Please join us in welcoming Katie, one of our new summer fellows at TechChange! She is currently a rising junior at the University of Maryland, double majoring in Computer Science and Art. This summer she will be working with both our tech team and our creative team. She’s still exploring her passions in Computer Science, but has interests in HCI. In art, she is interested in digital media, but …



Please join us in welcoming Sarah, our new Instructional Design Fellow at TechChange!

Sarah is a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in
Human Computer Interaction and Decision Science with a minor in
Learning Media.  At CMU, she has developed a passion for instructional
design and educational technology, running CMU EdTech and as a
Research Assistant at the Learning Media Design Center.

Sarah is …



TechChange courses are designed for busy young professionals. Today we are very excited to chat with Grace Kim, the project manager for the Global Innovation Exchange, who participated in TC103: Technology for Disaster Response. She discusses her experience with the overall program, and how it has impacted her work.

Q: Why did you decide to enroll in the Tech for Disaster …



Help us in welcoming John, one of our new summer fellows! He is going to be a senior at Swarthmore College, majoring in studio art and biology. As a creative fellow at TechChange, he will be creating graphic assets and collaborating with our awesome creative team on animated videos. He is passionate about using art as a means of telling stories and encouraging others to tell their stories, especially …