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Lunch with the President

February 20th, 2009 Comments Off

I was delighted to be invited to lunch today at the President’s house.  President Summerlee was hosting Anne Buller, the President of Centennial College.  The other guests was an amazing cross-section of students, staff and faculty from across campus.  Hearing what everyone is involved in, from environmental projects to agricultural research to improve poverty in [...]

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Au Revoir

July 27th, 2007 2 Comments

Yesterday was my last day at FTG Nepal, and today is my last day in Kathmandu. A clichéd as it sounds, I don’t know where the time went. I clearly remember a week and a half ago, when I felt like I had so much time left and I was starting to really miss my [...]

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Building a Better Web

July 27th, 2007 Comments Off

As it has been known to happen, I changed the title of my presentation after it was announced . While the topic was still web usability and best practices, I refocused my talk on the issue of “Building a Better Web: Web Standards and Web Usability”. The talk went very well with more than twenty [...]

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The Gift of Giving

July 27th, 2007 Comments Off

As my time comes to an end here at the Fair Trade Group Nepal, and Kathmandu, I find myself feeling incredibly lucky. Having this opportunity to volunteer with the Leave For Change program has been amazing – but more than that, the people I have been working with in Nepal have been absolutely fantastic. Being [...]

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Updates Soon!

July 26th, 2007 Comments Off

The last two nights there have been rolling blackouts in Kathmandu – which means I’ve been having more than a little trouble getting updates posted <grin>. I have still been writing posts – but I need to get them onto the computer and posted…hopefully I’ll have some time later today to take care of that. [...]

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Introducting Sita

July 24th, 2007 1 Comment

Sita was out of the office the day I took the group photo at FTG Nepal. But there is no escaping the sprawling photo documentry that is my trip to Nepal! Sita Gautam Acharya is the Assistant Coordinator at FTG Nepal. And she went home with a cold yesterday. I hope you’res feeling better, Sita-ji!

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Web Standards and Best Practices

July 24th, 2007 1 Comment

On Thursday, my last full day at FTG Nepal this week, I will be giving a presentation to participants from the FTG Nepal’s member organizations.  FTG Nepal has 14 member organization who are managed and operated independently and all of whom have their own website.  I have been surprised with how connected Kathmandu is actually [...]

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Houston…We Have Liftoff

July 24th, 2007 1 Comment

I have been primarily working with Sabina-ji at FTG Nepal. She has been my counterpart, as we work on the FTG Nepal website. I have been training Sabina on web development fundamentals, using Contribute to update content on their website, and last week we started looking at coding (X)HTML and CSS. In addition to all [...]

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Work Update

July 21st, 2007 1 Comment

Well, I’m heading into the home stretch – this is the beginning of my last week in Kathmandu.  I’ll be heading home this coming Saturday, the 28th, which means I have 1 working week left before I head home. Things have been very good in terms of my work.  I completed a draft of my [...]

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Women In ICT Presentation

July 21st, 2007 2 Comments

It was an early morning to get to Patan on time for my presentation. The Women in ICT technology class run from 6-8 am; my office day here usually starts at 10am. We picked up Nina-ji, the Co-ordinator at FTG Nepal, on the way as she was presenting before me on women and business development. [...]

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