This year ACM DEV is being held in Nairobi (between the 18th and 20th of November) and they’re looking to bring practitioners and academics together for a special session.

DEV 2016 provides an international forum for research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social and economic development.

In particular, they focus on contexts where conventional computing solutions are often inappropriate due to various contextual factors —including, but not limited to: cost, language, literacy and the availability of power and bandwidth.

The conference is inherently multidisciplinary and encompasses a broad array of fields within the computer science discipline. The proceedings of the conference will be available from the ACM Digital Library.

For this year, they’ve have secured a special registration rate of US$50 for local, non-profit organisations! Make sure you take advantage of this awesome opportunity guys! Organisations who register using this special rate will have the opportunity to talk about their organisation in their “Practitioner Jam” session, a poster+demo session intended to foster increased communication between ICTD researchers and practitioners.

Registration information is here:

The program will include 15 full papers, 27 posters, keynote talks, a practitioner jam session, and many other opportunities for researchers and practitioners to interact.

Good luck!