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20 Apr 2010 : Java Applications in the third World

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Computation has the potential to have a serious impact in the third world. The landscape of third world computing is very different from what we are used to. There are major issues in terms of reliable electrical power, communications or any sort, financial resources and literacy. Outside of urban areas, cell phones are the only computer devices capable of serious work. A major project is Open Data Kit, an infrastructure consisting of an android application for data collection and a web application (Google app engine is the default deployment environment) for aggregation and reporting. The collections are based on JavaRosa, a version of XForms specifically targeted to mobile phones. These tools will be demonstrated together with extensions targeted at aiding in the development of forms.

These tools have been used to support a number of projects from collection of medical records to tracking missing persons in Haiti following the recent earthquake. Because the entire stack is written in Java there are many opportunities for Java developers to participate and help out.

Speaker Bio

Steve Lewis Steven M. Lewis (smlewis@lordjoe.com) has been working in the software development field since the early 1970.s. He had a PhD in biophysics and taught bioengineering at USC for 13 years. His specialties were simulation, respiratory control and gas exchange. He led the effort to convert software at IDX from C to Java in the mid 90.s. He was principal architect at OneWeb Systems where he build an XML based framework for delivery of web pages. He has been the Director of Development at Unified Signal Inc a company developing virtual private cell phone networks. He has lectured extensively on Java and helped develop the UW Extension.s advanced Java course. He recently worked at Combimatrix to develop the software for a machine to synthesis DNA microarrays on Silicon chips in Collaboration with Furuno Biologics. He has worked with the Boeing Company to develop software for the 787. He is currently working for the Institute for Systems Biology.