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Lunch with smart PhD types

I was able to meet up with Revi and her advisor John today, who are in London for a Royal Geographical Society conference, which is no longer about maps. Revi even has a session to discuss something or other. smile_regular

We have been friends since we met at Microsoft years ago and she is now working on her PhD. Her main project is to put devices in the hands of women in rural villages in Kenya and India to allow them to send comments and questions to the local radio station to get them involved in discussions happening in the community, which is normally male dominated. There are a variety of interesting technical, social, and governmental barriers that they are overcoming to accomplish it.

It was great to catch up and learn about what she’s been working on. It certainly was not a typical lunch for me!

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