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Monday, March 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Geek Out for Good: Apps that Change the World

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Could your app save someone's life?
Internet access is growing rapidly in the developing world. Networked software can help marginalized individuals and communities empower themselves, coordinate limited resources and create new economic opportunities, but only if that software is built with the unique needs and constraints of that community in mind.
Developers are searching for ways that they can build something meaningful that creates lasting impact. And companies like Twitter are already affecting everything from politics to commerce worldwide - in ways that are both positive and negative.
This practical panel brings together representatives of grassroots technology organizations (Digital Democracy) and major platform providers (GitHub, NationBuilder and Change.org) to share stories, ideas and resources that any software provider can use to serve diverse communities in an effective and positive way.
Geek out for good! Make an app that changes the world.

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Allie Carter

Dir of Dig StrategyCenter for Community ChangeAllie Carter is Director of Digital Strategy for the Center for Community Change, an organization that builds the power and capacity of low-income communities, especially low-income communities of color. Prior to this role, she worked... Read More →
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Brian Doll

VP of MktgGitHubBrian Doll is a business and technology hacker who has been building and selling things on the web for over 17 years.
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Lawrence Grodeska

Dir of Nonprofit CommunityChange.orgAs Director of Nonprofit Community at Change.org, Lawrence helps organizations leverage the world’s largest action platform to connect with new supporters to achieve real change.
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Emily Jacobi

Exec Dir/FounderDigital DemocracyEmily Jacobi is founder and Executive Director of Digital Democracy, a NY-based non-profit dedicated to empowering marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. Beginning her career as a youth journalist at the age of 13, she has... Read More →
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Dan Walmsley

CTONationBuilderDaniel Walmsley is the Chief Technology Officer at NationBuilder. He has been a software developer and entrepreneur for 15 years. A veteran of four technology startups, Dan was the first CTO of Purpose: an incubator for movements and campaigns powered by online tools... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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