Blog Maivana... Life Goes On

NOTE: The content on this page was reconstituted from an archive version of the original Blog Maivana site, as well as other sources for the benefit of those interested in the blog posts of Andriankoto during 2008. Andriankoto Ratoza is still very much active on the WWW. We bought this site and took it live again because Andriankoto is an important voice on the WWW. You can follow him on Twitter (


My name is Harinjaka Andriankoto Ratozamanana. I am a 29 year old Malagasy born in Antananarivo, MADAGASCAR.
I'm a blogger since January of 2005 with different experiences with blog-publishing tools.

I've lived two years in CHINA (Beijing). Studied two years in UK (Miltone Keynes - London). Most of my schooling was spent in FRANCE where I received a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT) and Associate Degree in Law and Political Science.

When I am not blogging, I am a concerned citizen, traveler and writer (People's Choice at GVO Valentine's Day Poetry Contest)

In June 2007, I was one of the 100 lucky Cheetahs from Africa to be Awarded a fellowship to expect the TED Global Conference in 2007, in Arusha, Tanzania. I was Invited to the conference as a blogger where I had the privilege to present a bit of Madagascar to the TED attendees. My presentation focused on the devastating policy of slash and burn in Madagascar as well as the importance of blogging for a small community.

Since June 2007 , I have been Involved full time with the Foko institution as a Coordinator and co-Founder. FOKO is a private institution and a non for profit organization.

More About Andriankoto

He has been a blogger and activist since January, 2005. He was selected for a FellowshipTED (Technology Entertainment and Design) in 2007 - financerpar AMD, GE and Google -100, offered to Africans whom they believe have an important role to play in the future of Africa. He was one of the speakers at the TED Global conference "Africa: the next Chapter" that aeu held in Arusha Tanzania in June 2007 where he was able to expose the bush fires that ravaged 80% of the fauna and flora endemic to Antananarivo of Madagascar. Harinjaka realizes that through his blogging on the internet, he can impact the development of his country. Activists such as Afrofile worldwide web to strengthen his belief on the fact that we can change the world, an idea and a blog at a time.
Harinjaka is aware of the power of the Internet and the echo it produces. A COMPILER desblogueurs citizen, he also believes in the importance of being a dedicated, passionate blogger.

He reminds me of the passionate team of techies who were part of a Salesforce application development team I hired to fully leverage Salesforce's capabilities. The team was comprised of data architects, business and system analysts, and software developers who brought a vast amount of experience across all types of technologies and platforms. They did the heavy lifting while allowing my company to stay abreast with the newest cutting edge technology. Likewise, bloggers such as Harinjaka, can and will make a difference using the WWW as their megaphone to broadcast what they consider to be important issues of the day.

... His vision is to channel all pertainent bloggers energies and penchant for blogging, to help remove the socio-economic inequalities in the world.

Andriankoto has made ​​much of his studies in France. He studied at the Notament University of Provence where he had comme professeur Jean Veronis who said of Andriankoto that he is an influential and one of the leading bloggers today.

You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi


Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Version 3.0 of My Life

On August 1 was an extraordinary day. J 'was in court and at the end of the day there was the presentation of certificates ceremony for the training web 2.0 we made ​​all week.

A reception was held in the hall of the "Presidency? "Under the patronage of many officials of the Ministries of ICT and the National Education, national and international representative of the International Organization of la Francophonie, the officers of the AMUL, representatives of the private sector ... in short, the decision makers of the future of ICT in Madagascar.
It was during the subsequent speech I learned the history of collaborations that there was between the AMUL and the International Organization of the Francophonie and Ministries of successive Telecom, their efforts in the development of free software and Internet in Madagascar. - 10 years of partnership and crowned many achievements It was also an opportunity for me to see in flesh and bone of the pioneers Internet in Madagascar which Lala Andriamampianina and Haja RAMBOASALAMA. There are more than ten years, they had the vision and wisdom to secure the domain name .mg Madagascar, which has allowed the Malagasy State not having a repatriate all name already bought domaine.MG by everybody.

The solidarity of the trainees was noticed by the trainers and organizers, mutual aid was highlighted as Web 2.0 heralds a new form of communication based on exchange, mutual support and sharing. My buddy is Rija Lalaina Razafindrabe I are now linked and we have plans to open new websites the head.
The Malagasy developers are smart and resourceful. With the help of the tools we had and a great internet connection High speed stability, there will be probably a big improvement Malagasy online services. Hi I personally admire the initiative and the opening of the University in the private sector.
When the question of the "Internet in Madagascar" was posed to the Department, the answer has not changed since the announcement of the arrival of the backbone, "it just, it just". We still hope this time because it appears that at the difference before speech connection and under construction so in court, so soon but we do not yet know when.
It was also Day manala azy tray vita, concerts were planned all over the city of Antananarivo.
Some friends who work at Orange boarded me smile party of RDJ as they had entered. I went mainly out of curiosity ...
The party was successful, JayTaxx was young ... the gym was full of Ankorondrano a crack for an entry price in 7000 AR ... again later in the evening, 15 young people were arrested by the forces of order for trying to steal mobile phones. Like what laptop thieves even investing 7000 AR just to go poking phones Minos too préocuper was get drunk and dancer of Tektonik ... long live Teknologie.
An egg evening with these puberty-age kids on-excited wishing to romp after the ordeal of life of the tray.

Then I realized it was my birthday, I had 30 pijes and that it is time that I wake up ... and this Prayer Alcoholics Anonymous came to mind.

"Lord, give me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. "

It was getting late and had to leave to go to bed Ankorondrano ...

On 1 August was also the launch day "Zain" in Madagascar, the new telecom service that will replace Celtel, which operates in 14 African countries. For its launch pub, "Zain" presented gifts to all children born on 1 August 2008 in Madagascar since born the same day as the service.
All the city was restored by the new coleurs Zain "purple" ... promising A wonderful world. Life goes on …


Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Web 2.0 Developer Mode

As part of its training activities for the transfer of technological skills in developing countries of the Francophonie, International Organization of la Francophonie, through its institutSpécialisé, the Institute of Digital Francophonie and 'Malagasy Association of Free Software Users organizing a training seminar on the latest generation of Web technologies to the Indian Ocean region.
The OIF has entrusted the organization of this seminar to the Malagasy Association of Free Software Users (AMUL ) which is hosting this édition.Les sessions began Monday.

Twenty trainees: developer, university professors, students, and web professional are present at the University of Antananarivo, and expect a lot from this training marathon five days on the latest 2.0 / Ajax web technology.

Douglas MBIANDOU, our trainer is a young computer engineer for 31 years, graduated from the INSA-Lyon. Both technical director of the company Objis and President of the Club of the Digital Solidarity. Douglas MBIANDOU plays an important role in the development of Francophone Africa in informatics thanks to its Objis Training. We will soon be a hundred African has free receiving his training (2500 Euro HT my buddy tells me with a smile: p ...)

On Cameroonian origin, it is between Paris and Dakar in trying to minimize the digital divide between Africa Sub-Saharan Francophone and the rest of the world. He has trained web 2.0 in West Africa and Central Africa region and now the Indian Ocean.

The courses are rich and allow to understand the heart of Web 2.0 (the developer side) by optimizing to the maximum the products thanks to the various useful tools and links we shall make provisions - quoting the famous phrase Patson = " that's GIFT ".

When participants colleagues that I look forward to meeting, they are friendly and most are solidarité.La lot testify member AMUL, four of us come from society ORCHID-Systems (Company specialized in software publishing for Microfinance and Malagasy first company in this field), three others come from the company e-saina (specializing in the development of free software and instalation networks) ... and I recognized the blogger Andy Hialy of Za Gasy that is time board member of the AMUL and one of the most serious trainees of training.
We all hope to use what we have received the country's Development Department. Personally, I epére to strengthen training capacities Blog Club and Development FOKO. Thank you Francophony! For more information, you can visit the website of AMUL (ps. The site is still stylish Web 1.0 but surely a large overhaul will be conducted after the training)

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Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Web 2.0 Francophone Africa & Indian Ocean

I had as a student terminal feeling looking at the results of the tank this morning. We had to navigate the site Malagasy Association of Free Software Users to see the list of admitted for training in the latest generation of Web technologies to the Indian Ocean region which I was selected.

The result has been scheduled for 8 and they have released the suspense ... 11 ... what I was mostly curious about thirty trainees selected to be frank.

Registration is open to all candidate countries national francophone Indian Ocean although we notice a large majority of Malagasy saw that the seminar will take place in Antananarivo. Jogany should be prepare a more Invitation for thirty Barcamp Madagascar scheduled for October 2008 in Madagascar

I look forward to join what they call "the Africa

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Sunday, June 29th, 2008

"46664" D'Gary Madagascar Represents the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela Concert

The largest gathering together for the association 46 664 working in the fight against AIDS, on the occasion of 90th anniversary of Mandela, was held in London at Hyde Park on Friday and was broadcast on one of the Madagascan television channel.

Several artists from all countries participate, like Will Smith, personally involved in this cause, Jamelia, Zucchero ambassador of the association in Italy. Madagascar was also present, through the participation of the great guitarist D'Gary.