Come see Tech4Dem Innovations (and #fails)
NDI is excited to host a series of events during Social Media Week DC:
- Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm: Women, Tech and Democracy - The Next Frontier
Tech plays a crucial role in this work but women are lag behind in access, use, and ability to afford to communicate online and via mobile devices. A panel of high-powered women will explore what we know about how women participate online, what we know about the effective use of tech in women’s political participation, and where we are still falling short.
While this event is full, we will be streaming the event online (stay tuned for updates) and you can follow the hashtag #smwwomentech4dem
- Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5 pm - 7:30 pm: When Good Projects Fail: The Tech4Democracy FailFaire
All of us in the tech and democracy have seen our share of failures – projects that aimed to use tech to advance democracy but did not work as intended. We have invited colleagues and friends form the field to present failures in tech4dem to present at the Tech4Dem Failfaire. FailFaires are entertaining, interactive events that feature #fails in using tech for social change. The Failfaire will feature a lightening round of talks on amazing failures and the learnings they generated.
- Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11 am to 1 pm: The Tech4Democracy Science Fair
Join us for a showcase of #tech4dem tools and projects the world over. Handling issues from data for elections in Ghana to reporting on abuses in Nicaragua, come to a Science Fair of amazing projects using tech in innovative ways to support democratic movements and activists worldwide.
Democratic activists and human rights organizers aren't computer geeks — and now they don't have to be.
Open Source - Download it. Use it. Fork it. Improve it. Share it. Do what you want - it's yours.
Pull the Packages - Download these tools and install them like any other LInux web app
Software at Your Service - With our DemCloud SaaS hosting, NDI partners can have a basic system at the click of a button.