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The Tech in the World 2016 Fellows will soon be leaving to Peru!

Check out this year's team and blog for reflections on the trip as they post from abroad!

Tech in the World seeks to provide a global, hands-on experience for top computer science students who want to apply their technical expertise to solve critical issues in the developing world.

Program Overview

Tech in the World identifies top computer science students, in both technical talent and leadership capacity, and sends them in teams to develop software software solutions at one of our overseas sites in global health or global development. We provide a transformational experience in applying technical skills to important global issues on the ground.

We have assembled a team of six highly competent computer science students to travel overseas for four weeks during winter break (Dec 21 - Jan 20) to work closely with our partner organizations in global development in order to develop and complete software solutions for their most pressing needs.


Tech in the World’s mission is to expose top computer science students to underserved needs in developing communities and the various ways technology can be applied to address these global issues.

We strongly believe that even though technology has enormous potential to tackle global development problems, many computer science students don’t get involved in global development in part because they have never been exposed to global issues and technology solutions. Tech in the World provides that exposure.

January Peru Program

For the second time, we are running a three-week program in Lima, Peru. We have assembled a team of five top-notch Harvard computer science students and will partner with Socios en Salud (Partners in Health) to develop a mobile patient-tracking tool. The students will build on the groundwork laid by last year's team and focus on fingerprint functionality, a broader set of patients targetted, and ultimately, making the system usable. The experience will include visiting village and hospital sites to work with doctors and community health workers in order to research the problem and current situation further. Learn more about the first program at

To learn more about the details of the project or about how you can contribute, read our full proposal below.

Full Proposal: