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Tech in the World seeks to provide a global, hands-on experience for top computer science students to learn about opportunities to apply their technical expertise to solve critical issues in the developing world.
Tech in the World identifies top computer science students, in both technical talent and leadership capacity, puts them in teams of 4, and sends them to develop software software solutions at one of our overseas sites in global health or global development. We provide a transformational experience in applying technical skills to important global issues on the ground.
We will assemble a team of 4 highly competent computer science students to travel overseas for 4 weeks during winter break (~Dec 23 - Jan 19) to work closely with a partner organization in global development to develop and complete a software solution for one of their most pressing needs.
Tech in the World’s mission is to expose top computer science students to underserved needs in developing communities and the various ways technology can be applied to address these global issues.
We strongly believe that technology has enormous potential to tackle global development problems, but that many computer science students don’t get involved in global development in part because they have never been exposed to global issues and technology solutions. Tech in the World provides that exposure.
We are running a 4-week pilot program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from December 24, 2012 to January 25, 2013. We have assembled a team of 4 top-notch Harvard computer science students and partnered with Bienmoyo Foundation and the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA). We have also recruited a Harvard film student to shoot a documentary of the experience. Learn more about our program at www.techintheworld.org/pilot
To learn more about the details of the project or about how you can contribute, read our full proposal below.