Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pitch Competition this Friday – The Judges

Yesterday we looked at the teams and their ideas for the Innovating Mobile Technology for Development pitch competition is (this Friday at 2pm!); today we take a closer look at our panel of judges. You can find proper biographies and associated links here, so instead of repeating our words we wanted to share their words! Robert Fabricant – frog design [youtube] Christopher Fabian – UNICEF Innovation Unit [youtube] Matt Berg – Earth Institute [youtube]

Pitch Competition this Friday – The Teams and Their Ideas

The Innovating Mobile Technology for Development pitch competition is this Friday at 2pm! You are all invited to listen to our keynote speaker, hear ignite talks from 6 teams and decisions from a panel of judges. And then interact with all of these people during our post-competition happy hour networking event! We will be posting about the teams, the judges, and the keynote speaker over the next few days. First up, the teams and their ideas! Idea: Monster Appetite – Promoting children’s awareness of the […]

Mapping Sandy

If you have ever wondered how crisis mapping can be applied to disasters here in the USA, Hurricane Sandy brought on a plethora of examples. You can decide for yourself the up sides (displaying information otherwise unattainable) and the down sides (duplicating efforts, misinformation a la Twitter). Here are a few interesting ones to check out: Super Storm Sandy – Created by, combining crowdsourced data and official information Tweak the Tweet Sandy – Created by University of Washington’s Human Centered Design & Engineering (specifically […]

This Saturday – Deadline to Apply for Innovating Mobile Technology for Development Competition!

Just a reminder, this Saturday October 20th is the deadline for applying to our first pitch competition: Innovating Mobile Technology for Development. This means we need to have your team’s executive summary and application in our virtual hands by Saturday. If you’re still vacilating on whether or not to compete, here are a few (more) reasons: The process of designing an application will prove useful to you in many other arenas, such as project design. Learn to solidify an idea and start to turn it into […]