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Monday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mobile Technology Solutions for the Marginalized

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Currently there are limitless mobile technology solutions being created for the poor in developing countries. Yet, this same effort is not being brought for the domestic market, leaving a void in the low-income domestic market and highlighting the need for these tech solutions.
At the Tenderloin Technology Lab we work to bridge the digital divide by offering free computer training and access to a primarily homeless population. We noticed an increase in the use of smart phones by those accessing the lab (over 1/3 have them). We quickly realized that we could use smart phones as a new means of reaching out to our guests. Through this framework we thought up Link-SF.
Link-SF is a mobile optimized platform that connects its users with basic services (food, shelter, hygiene, medical care, and technology access) around them. The platform was developed through cross-sector collaboration to address a complex local problem utilizing a pro-poor tech solution.

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Salena Bailey

Dir of ProgramsSan Francisco Network MinistriesSalena Bailey came to San Francisco Network Ministries (SFNM) in 2004 after two years in the Peace Corps and 5 years in the IT industry. During her two years in Peace Corps Armenia, she learned to speak Armenian, and worked with local... Read More →
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Kimberly McCollister

Freelance DesKimberly McCollister DesignKimberly McCollister is web design and usability guru. She founded Broad Mind Design, a small web design company, in 2011 and has provided numerous companies with beautiful and amazingly functional websites ever since. Before launching her career... Read More →
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Kenshiro Nakagawa

Software EngineerZendeskKenshiro Nakagawa is a software engineer on the product development team at Zendesk, a cloud-based provider of customer service software. As a part of Zendesk's commitment to the mid-Market neighborhood, he is leading a team of engineers working closely with... Read More →
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Megan Trotter

Program Mgr, Tenderloin Technology LabTenderloin Technology Lab/St Anthony FoundationMegan Trotter is a community activist, local enthusiast, and experienced nonprofit program manager in San Francisco. Her current work is based around how technology access, training, and development... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB