Get Off Of My Cloud: Sonar6 vs. Rypple Like a lot of HR pros who like to figure out ways to use technology, I'm a fan of Performance Management apps in the organization. Goal alignment, consistency in delivery, assisting managers in providing quality feedback and tracking are all good reasons to automate how you deploy performance management in your organization. The last five years of my career, before I joined Kinetix, were spent in venture capital-backed software firms. That means I had the freedom to experiment with newer, lighter, more nimble applications on the performance side of the house that I never would have had the opportunity to touch as an HR exec in the field for a Fortune 100. Two of the best lite, on-demand apps of the past couple of years in the Talent/Performance space were obvious: Sonar6 and Rypple. Sonar6 has done a great job of attempting to redefine how smaller companies can view the performance process. Rypple, on the other hand, is all about feedback. 1. 2. 3. 4. Should be interesting...
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Creating Bottom-Up Tech Tools to Fight Ebola Liberian youths flash their mobile phones in support of UNICEF's U-Report (UNICEF Liberia) The fight against Ebola in West Africa is far from over even if media attention has waned. While the virus has slowed in Liberia, down from a reported 100 cases per day to around 20, Ebola is a disease that spreads exponentially and could still easily spin out of control. Nearby, Sierra Leone is seeing an uptick in infections, though Guinea, where the virus first appeared, is seeing a plateau. Dr. While technology can help better coordinate volunteer recruitment and facilitate the donations of staff, stuff and space, what it does best is the fourth: systems. Systems for Early Detection One of the most crucial aspects of stemming Ebola is contact tracing. Camilla Hermann is the founding director of Odisi Solutions, an emerging organization that is currently leading an effort to develop a computerized contact tracing system that they call Assisted Contact Tracing (ACT). Systems for Communication
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whyteboard - A simple whiteboard and PDF annotator Features Draw on top of PDF and PostScript documents using ImageMagick Draw with common tools such as a pen, rectangle, ellipse, text, polygon, circle Draw shapes that can be moved, resized and recoloured Your drawing history is stored, allowing you to replay it Tabbed painting, with each sheet having its own unlimited undo and redo operations Embed as many audio and video files into the canvas as you wish Live-updating thumbnails for each sheet Sheets that are closed can also be undone, restoring its data Note controls, similar to virtual, editable Post-It Notes A live-updating, resizable canvas that stretches to whatever size you want Paste and drag-and-drop text/images Available in mutliple languages (Italian, Spanish, Russian, Galician, German, French, Dutch, Welsh, and more) Installation Windows - download the .exes to either install Whyteboard or run it "stand-alone" Linux: Requires Python and wxPython. can use the .rpm file if you have a package manager that supports it Videos
Increase Workplace Morale, Employee Engagement, & Happiness with Workitywork UNICEF launches a new open-source software platform for international development | Innovation UNICEF launches a new open-source software platform for international development On 22 September, UNICEF launched RapidPro – an open-source platform of applications that can help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services. “RapidPro is essentially an ‘app store for good’,” said Sharad Sapra, Director of UNICEF’s global Innovation Center based in Nairobi, and former UNICEF Representative to Uganda. Produced by UNICEF’s global Innovations Labs in collaboration with Nyuruka, a Rwandan software development firm, and drawing on eight years of experience with SMS-based applications, RapidPro is already being used in several countries. In Zambia, U-Report, another application available on RapidPro, uses simple text messages and basic mobile phones to link people to the resources of the National AIDS Council. “We find ideas and solutions conceived at the grassroots,” Sapra added.
Anaconda — Continuum documentation Installation Instructions Linux Install These instructions explain how to install Anaconda on a Linux system. After downloading the Anaconda installer, run the following command from a terminal: $ bash Anaconda-2.x.x-Linux-x86[_64].sh After accepting the license terms, you will be asked to specify the install location (which defaults to ~/anaconda). Note: You do NOT need root privileges to install Anaconda, if you select a user writable install location, such as ~/anaconda.* After the self extraction is finished, you should add the anaconda binary directory to your PATH environment variable. As all of Anaconda is contained in a single directory, uninstalling Anaconda is easy (you simply remove the entire install location directory). Mac Install These instructions, explain how to install Anaconda on a 64-bit Mac OS X (10.5 and higher) system. After downloading the Anaconda installer, run the following command from a terminal, replacing 2.x.x with your version number: Windows Install Support