Hitchhiking is great for business

Hitchwiki at Ouisharefest Paris 2014

Hitchhiking is often considered a dangerous activity, something for people without money: not something people associate with business. My personal experience is quite different because hitchhiking was my road to Damascus, no pun intended. I didn’t make any money from hitchhiking but instead I learned languages, sales, grit and built the biggest online resource for hitchhikers. […]

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Kenny’s BivySack

Kenny is one of the friendliest and most laid-back travellers I have ever met. He’s also chock full of ideas to improve travelling. This month he launched a kickstarter campaign for his bivy backpack. I asked him a couple of questions about the project: How did you come up with the idea? I’ve been living out of […]

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Accelerating B2B Pay with Nordea Bank

We’re now 3 weeks into the Nordea Bank accelerator program organized by Nestholma. I met Neil more than 9 years ago in Wellington, New Zealand. Back then we had a little business idea that actually worked quite well. A bit too well in fact, and I wasn’t yet able to handle all the traffic that […]

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P2PValue London Scholarship Application

I scheduled this for posting 2 months in the future. I think it’s nice reusable content and publishing it online is the best way to find it back. I just think it’s not nice to publish it even before it’s actually been decided upon. Scholarship application for the 16-17th March 2015 p2pvalue.eu event in London. ** […]

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Edreams: scam company

This is a work in progress. I’ll be updating this page for a while. @edreams_en is a big #scam. You see a price and then when you enter credit card info they suddenly charge 70 euros extra! #edreams   http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/internal_market/single_market_services/financial_services_banking/l33226_en.htm   In the news Le Parisien: Billets d’avion sur internet: l’Etat dénonce une fraude “quasi-généralisée”  […]

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Wikipédia peut jouer un rôle dans la bataille contre Ebola

Ebola Wikipedia

Inspiré par un message sur le mailinglist Afrophonewikis j’ai lancé un appèl pour traduire l’article sur Ebola de Wikipédia en bambara. Le même jour, 9 septembre, j’ai été contacté par Misbaho, qui était déjà active sur le Wikipédia en bambara. Depuis le 13 octobre il y a donc une bonne traduction : Ebola virisi bana. Les nouvelles d’aujourd’hui […]

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Back from Madagascar

Just got back after an amazing week in Madagascar where I taught Wikipedia editing and offline use through Kiwix. I worked with some amazing people from very interesting places. It was a very intense week, where things went mostly according to plan. Including stomach troubles. Thanks to Air Madagascar I was able to spend 2 extra days which […]

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Habaka, Madagascar tech hub

When I knew I was going to Madagascar I checked out the local tech scene. Naturally I bumped into Habaka, Madagascar’s hub for technology, information and startups. It’s run by Harinjaka Andriankoto Ratozamanana. There’s a 300 sq.m. building for activities such as teaching kids how to code, making things, web tech startups and a lot more. I […]

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Formation Afripédia à Madagascar – le départ

Là je me trouve à l’aéroport de Charles de Gaulle. Ca fait à peine une semaine que je viens de recevoir un email qu’on est à la recherche de quelqu’un qui pourrait faire une formation alentour de Wikipédia à Madagascar. Je vais passer 12 heures dans l’avion pour rentrer en Afrique et pour continuer du travail […]

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