Be Global Podcast: Ken Banks – FrontlineSMS

Lee Schneider | DocuCinema | November 2, 2011

Ken Banks is one of the recipients of the 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize for creating an open source software platform called FrontlineSMS. Ken has been called a ‘mobile anthropologist’ because he has leveraged the potential of cell phones and text messaging to disseminate information, organize aid, and reconnect communities, particularly those in crisis. FrontlineSMS has been downloaded by more than 19,000 users.

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Open Health News' Take: 

This is a terrific interview with Ken Banks, founder of FrontlineSMS. A lot of important lessons for those who want to build a succesful open source project. Highly recommended.

Roger A. Maduro