Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.
As information technology supports more aspects of modern life, digital access has become an important tool for developing regions to lift themselves from poverty. Though broadband internet connectivity will not be universally available in the short-term, widely-employed mobile devices coupled with novel delay-tolerant networking do allow limited forms of connectivity. In this talk, Margaret will describe her work developing internet access systems operating with severely-constrained connectivity.
More broadly, she hopes to engage in a discussion about IT opportunities for societal impact in developing regions.