Student Programming Position (part-time)


Laura Schechter, UW associate professor


United States


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Apply to work with Laura Schechter, associate professor in the departments of Economics and Agricultural and Applied Economics. In partnership with the Senegalese National Sanitation Office (ONAS), we have developed a call center for sanitation services in urban Dakar, a city in which more than 1.5 million people use septic pits for household waste.

The call center uses custom-built Python-based software to set prices: each time a customer calls and requests a quote, the platform launches and manages an auction via SMS with a randomly selected group of nearby septic truckers. The call center has been in operation for more than a year and a half, and we are now looking to implement some bug fixes and improvements to the software to ensure its ongoing success. The programmer will work with the UW Madison-based research team to design, implement, and test the changes, and will help advise the Dakar-based operations team on how best to pull and live-test these changes.

Find full details on the attached posting.

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