A rolling list of our work with NGOs

These people want to see something under NGOs.

02nd of February, 2014
Having written so many blog systems and blog posts, I write one last blog system and blog post.

Blogging came early to the Internet, and I have been writing blog systems as long as I have been programming.
Now I have done the last and greatest of the blogging platforms I expect to bother doing. It definitely tries to do a lot of stuff, and it will have to be completed in phases. However, what I mention is going to be implemented in this phase.
Already I have set it up so that the basic functionality is a weblog that turns into a periodical (even a catalogue) or e-book at the click of a button.

So by design it is very hierarchical, since it has to have a lot of information on how to lay out both weblog and printed material at once.
As it progresses, this will be the first place to get updates.

Bonus trivia:
It is also capable of turning a weblog into a daily devotional …

02nd of February, 2014
From 2011 to 2013, we worked with the Malaria Consortium on the inSCALE Project.

We worked with the Malaria Consortium to design and implement the software of the inSCALE Project.

The project involved synchronising data from highly-unreliable link containing important population health information. The system had a web back-end which also presented data for download and perusal, while the field client was a Java ME application that featured a very compact browser with a synchronised inbox/outbox. It used a small XML format fully capable of rendering the ICCM forms.


The back-end was written with Ruby on Rails.

02nd of February, 2014
In mid-2012, we were contracted to work on the REC web portal …

The Rwanda Education Commons is a web-based effort to gather together academic activity between teachers and pupils from all over Rwanda.
In mid-2012, we were contracted to work on their web portal.
The project was funded by Google.org, through FHI 360 with the Government of Rwanda.
The website had been written prior by Google employees who then handed it over with a to-do list that we implemented. We had to upgrade the entire application and deal with implementing a complex app on Google Sites.

02nd of February, 2014
In mid-2012, we were contracted to work on the REC web portal …

The Rwanda Education Commons is a web-based effort to gather together academic activity between teachers and pupils from all over Rwanda. In mid-2012, we were contracted to work on their web portal. The project was funded by Google.org, through FHI 360 with the Government of Rwanda. The website had been written prior by Google employees who then handed it over with a to-do list that we implemented. We had to upgrade the entire application and deal with implementing a complex app on Google Sites.

In late 2012, we were contracted to update and improve the CARTA website.

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a loose federation of research institutions that rely significantly on their website.

The software stack was a basic Google App Engine application written by several people who had at the time been employed at Google. The task was to clean out several bugs, upgrade to the latest GAE stacks for database and runtime, and implement several other new features.

Over a period of three months, the entire system was basically re-written to be far more stable, less-reliant on technologies that had since gone obsolete, like Google Gadgets, which are unfortunately often essential when working with Google Sites, as was the case here.

This was the sixth significant Google App Engine work we had done.

02nd of February, 2014
Now that I have told two people …

I am upgrading this site to the latest version of Tertius and starting to fill in the information. Essentially, I am declaring it finished enough. Let’s see where we end up.

22nd of January, 2014
Our favourite application is trying on new clothes

This website is now running on new software written specially for it, but then extended into another product which is basically a themeable content management system (CMS) called Tertius. I will introduce the system some other time, but for now I think it is sufficient to say that this entry is a test for how the blogpart of the website lays out.

This is what the last one looked like. It is now just an old version on my Google App Engine dashboard.

I have written at least six blog systems. I guess I just love it, eh? In reality, a good website is a modified weblog. The weblog is the basic website; the weblog is the fundamental website. Around it, then, a small CMS can be built and used in many cases. That is the case with this new version.