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Real-Time M&E for Ebola Crisis Response

I recently helped out as a course facilitator for TechChange’s TC111 course: Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation and learned a tremendous amount about the different options and tools that can be used for mobile data collection and analysis. Take a … Continue reading

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M&E Tech: A Conversation with Samir Doshi and Joshua Kaufman

Happy Wednesday, friends! I recently helped out as a course facilitator for TechChange’s Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation course. Samir Doshi and Joshua Kaufman shared some interesting points about M&E practices at USAID’s Global Development Lab. The Lab is a … Continue reading

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AlterConf DC: Increasing Diversity in the Tech Industry

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in AlterConfDC, a conference organized by AlterConf, that brought together an eclectic, brilliant, and passionate group of people to talk about inclusion and diversity in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful … Continue reading

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Visualizing the City: How to Build Base Maps for M&E

Hello friends! Recently I had the opportunity to participate both as a visual notetaker and as a course facilitator in TechChange‘s 311 course on Technology for Data Visualization. The notes below are from Sara Dean‘s session on using mapping and … Continue reading

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Technology for Data Visualization: Explanatory and Exploratory Uses of Excel

Happy 2016! I hope you all had a very happy and healthy New Year. Before the holidays, I participated in a session from TechChange’s course on Technology for Data Visualization, featuring the ever-wise Ann K. Emery. During the session, Ann explained … Continue reading

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TechChange 111: Real-Time Monitoring & Evaluation

Happy Monday evaluators! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. A few days ago, I participated in TechChange’s TC111 session with Dr. Kerry Bruce, Chief Measurement and Impact Evaluation Officer at the Global Fund to End Slavery. In her presentation on … Continue reading

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#FailFest2015: A Commitment to Failing Forward

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the acclaimed 2015 Fail Fest in Washington, DC. Hosted by FHI360, Plan International, and TechChange, the event brought hundreds of international development practitioners together to share their failures in a fun and honest … Continue reading

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USAID Learning Lab: Moving the Needle 2015

Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! On November 17, 2015 I had the pleasure of attending USAID Learning Lab‘s conference, “Moving the Needle: Better Development Programming Through Collaborating, Learning and Adapting.”  The conference brought together a select … Continue reading

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TechChange 111: The Nuts & Bolts of M&E Tech

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am constantly amazed by how much I learn from each of TechChange’s courses. Take a look at the set of notes below from a particularly brilliant session with … Continue reading

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Aspiring Scholars 2015: Reflections from Michael Quinn Patton

During the Aspiring Scholars event at #Eval15, I had the opportunity sit down with Michael Quinn Patton and ask questions about Developmental Evaluation, the appropriate role of an evaluator, and trends in the evaluation field. In addition to answering my … Continue reading

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