Monthly Archives: September 2012

Deadline Extended to October 20th for Mobile Pitch Competition!

For those of you scrambling to get your team together and your ideas organized, we have good news: the deadline for applying to the Innovating Mobile Technology for Development Pitch Competition has been extended to October 20th! For those of you still searching for teammates, we have set up a Google Doc to facilitate connections! For those of you who are still hesitating about joining the competition, now is the time to get involved!  Why? Glad you asked… In 1999 fifty percent of the world’s population […]

Is Mobile’s “Potential” Enough? Some Thoughts on Day 1 of 2012 Social Good Summit

Saturday I had an opportunity to attend the Social Good Summit, which included numerous speakers, bloggers, internationally-minded folks, and meet-ups around the world (#SGSGlobal). One theme that ran throughout the conference was the potential of technology, and especially mobile technology, to provide solutions to all sorts of problems throughout the world: health inadequacies, development projects, citizen engagement, etc. As a board member here at SIPA’s New Media Task Force, I am very interested in the potential of technology to address these issues; yet I often […]

New Media Task Course(s)

Welcome back to another exciting year at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs! By now you probably have your schedule just about set, but in case you don’t (and with the confusing mixture of registration systems across campus, it is easy to understand why not), we have a few New Media and/or ICT type classes picked out for you! Find them here: Relevant Columbia Courses And if you have taken a great class that would be of interest to the NMTF membership, let us […]

Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition

Interested in mobile technology? Did our post about Maximizing Mobile peak your interest and get your creative juices flowing? Now is your chance: this semester, the New Media Task Force is holding its first pitch competition, “Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition.” The Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition encourages current university students from diverse universities and backgrounds to explore the development field through technology. We are calling for innovative mobile application designs that seek to address a specific need, whether political, economic, or social. […]