David McCann

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David McCann

Digital Impact Alliance

Biography

David McCann serves as Director of Technology for the T4D Open Source Platform Service Center at DIAL. He brings 10 years of experience building and managing small teams to achieve greenfield goals in both the non-profit and private sectors.

Prior to working at DIAL, he spent five years creating cybersecurity products with new initiatives at Fast Orientation LLC and Hexis Cyber Solutions. At UNICEF, David built the team and technology responsible for the U-Report platform–achieving a scale of over 300,000 participants over SMS and facilitating civic engagement in Uganda –which has since been deployed to many other countries. He also served as a technical lead during the early years of Esoko Ghana, an m-Agriculture product.

He holds an M.S. and B.S. in computer science with a focus in Artificial Intelligence from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sessions for this user

* Sustainability in Open Source for International Development

Duplication of effort, flawed funding models, and overall lack of project maturity has led to the failure of most open source projects in the international development space. In this talk, we'll discuss the plans of the Digital Impact Alliance at the United Nations Foundation to help increase those projects' maturity, quality, and reach -- with a goal of advancing an inclusive digital society using open source for the poorest places on the planet.
Activism
Michael Downey, David McCann