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A huge thank you to organisers and delegates at Drupal Camp Belgium for having me over and for the privilege of their platform to advocate for Peace Through Prosperity.

This was my fourth session at a camp in Belgium over the years! the message remains the same and the audience just as receptive. #Thankyou

Was brilliant catching up with old friends! Wouter, Nicky and Fred you were missed!

The deck from earlier in the day, shall link the recording as and when it’s available.

And delighted to share DropSolid will be sponsoring Peace Through Prosperity again in 2018! #Thankyou 

There is a lesson in there for bigger corps who have to date shied away from sponsoring Peace Through Prosperity! #Reflect #YouKnowWhoYouAre

Lastly, If you got value from what I have shared please consider giving back by contributing to @BringPTP, you can follow, broadcast or donate.

Peace Through Prosperity works to improve the environment for peace building by nurturing prosperity in conflict affected communities.

We work to alleviate poverty and secure livelihoods through empowering micro-entrepreneurs with knowledge, skills and increasing their access to income and opportunities.

We support small businesses, owned/managed by vulnerable and marginalised individuals/groups in society.

Agile and peace building at Microsoft future decoded

A huge thank you to Microsoft for providing their stage at future decoded 2018 to create awareness for Peace Through Prosperity: An innovation lab for low cost, immediate impact social transformation programs that once validated are open sourced for others to use in alleviating poverty and improving livelihood security. Continue reading

Being human, taking Open Source, Agile and Cloud beyond tech! at Drupal Europe

Privileged to be given the opportunity by organisers at Drupal Europe to share Peace Through Prosperity‘s journey with the Drupal community. Thank you! This was the third rendition of this talk since 2015, and in this time our charity, our work, progress of our beneficiaries and our learnings from it have come a long way. Continue reading

Re-calibrating Giveback – Taking Open Source and Cloud beyond tech #SocialTransformation



This is the second rendition of this topic within the Drupal Community, the first time I shared my experiences and journey in this context was at Drupal Camp Sofia, in Bulgaria in 2015. In many respects this is quite a circle for me, I have fond memories of attending a Drupal meet-up in Utrecht (long way from home in Kent!) in 2012, receiving a very warm welcome by the local community at OneShoe’s very eclectic offices and meeting the personality that is Michel. Continue reading

Blockchains, Distributed Ledger Technology, Cryptocurrencies – starter pack



I have been dipping in and out of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Cryptocurrencies for a while, but deep dived only recently.
Any how I’ve found a bunch of resources very informative (and readable) so far, and in the spirit of open source, putting it out there, may help others get to signals sooner and if you have your own finds to share, all the better. It’s a starter pack introducing block chain foundations and potential. Continue reading