Crowdsourced Engineering for Non-Profits

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Presentation at Crowdsourcing Week 2013 by Alkarim Nasser of BNOTIONS.

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  • Understanding Technological Revolutions and Paradigm Shifts
  • machines, factories, textiles late 1700 ’ s Capital Productivity water power factories, canals
  • Transportation steam, coal, iron and railways early 1800s
  • Steel and Heavy Engineering SCALE electrical, naval, world markets for produce late 1800s
  • Early 1900s age of automobile, oil, mass production Standardization Brand assembly line, motion picture, tv, advertising "You can have any colour as long as it's black."
  • late 1900s information age, silicon, telecommunications integrated circuit, semiconductors (silicon), digital computers, internet first revolution to impact rich and poor 1bn added to middle class ---- ||| PAUL BUTLER
  • Carlota Perez (scholar) has realized ~60 years every revolution ’ http://www.agegroupdiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/half-way.jpg
  • An economy spends 30 years in what Perez calls "installation," using financial capital (largely from investors) to put in place new technologies. Excited to see how we can continue using this thinking to deploy into many different areas
  • How change in approach is enough to completely change the outcome
  • there ’ s no local walmart
  • there ’ s no local walmart
  • last decade
  • dont have access to engineers - let alone the expertise
  • giving charities the technology horse power - creates more efficiency -- more out put -- more capable of doing good but innovation is not cheap - and charities can ’ t afford the $$ to invest in these systems -
  • giving charities the technology horse power - creates more efficiency -- more out put -- more capable of doing good but innovation is not cheap - and charities can ’ t afford the $$ to invest in these systems -
  • what can do to impact not for profit -using all the tools we have at our disposal?
  • Ross mentioned - “ tap into the minds on many ” what can do to impact not for profit -using all the tools we have at our disposal?
  • dont have access to engineers - let alone the expertise
  • They move fast, build things.
  • They move fast, build things.
  • keep it focused. no time to waste.
  • find community leaders - people that get ish done.
  • Go deep and wide. Have them completely open up and hand over the keys. Bring their IT folks into the loop.
  • Ship!
  • Ship!
  • dont have access to engineers - let alone the expertise
  • dont have access to engineers - let alone the expertise
  • Sidney, Buenos Aires, South Africa, Look to create a platform for charities to submit their challenges that will fuel the next wave for hack for a cause’s.
  • Crowdsourced Engineering for Non-Profits

    1. 1. HACK FOR ACAUSEAlkarim NasserManaging Partnera@bnotions.com06.06.13 / Presented by
    2. 2. - built over 48 hours- contributors in 103 Countries- 2.5 million impressions- Covered by Fast Company- Still thousands of requests waiting to be fulfilled.Twitter Avatar Fulfillment Service
    3. 3. All made possible by the times we live in.
    4. 4. 5 revolutions in 240 years...
    5. 5. IndustrialRevolution
    6. 6. DistributionCoordinationTransportation
    7. 7. Electricity /
    8. 8. Mass Production
    9. 9. Informatio
    10. 10. half way
    11. 11. Source: http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/commentary/data/000175TurningTurningPointPointCrisis andCrisis andrestructuringrestructuringTimeINSTALLATION DEPLOYMENTDiffusionofthetechnologicalrevolution20 TO 30 YEARS 20 TO 30 YEARSRapid growth asnew technologicalinfrastructure isput in placeFunded by financialcapital, derived frominvestment andspeculationLeads to aspeculative “frenzy”and then to a crash“Golden age”: steadygrowth as technologyis rolled outFunded by productioncapital derived fromprofitsLeads totechnologicalmaturity and thento exhaustionPrevious Shift Next ShiftWe Are Here
    12. 12. Why is it important to understand these revolutions and the cycles?Because we need a new perspective to grow within each one of theseparadigm.Quantum jump in innovation and productivity potential during eachrevolutionSource: “Towards a Sustainable Global Golden Age” http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=YETiuo_s8e0&feature=endscreen
    13. 13. Participation Economy
    14. 14. X
    15. 15. v
    16. 16. How can we help deploy this thinkingand these new approaches into non-technology sectors?
    17. 17. There are over2 millioncharities world wide
    18. 18. overjust in Canada100,000
    19. 19. Head of GrowthFacebookAsia Pacific
    20. 20. A few simple rules...
    21. 21. Tap into the start up tech community.
    22. 22. Only one night.
    23. 23. Build a dream team.
    24. 24. Pick a single cause.
    25. 25. The train leaves the station.
    26. 26. Open source everything. Pay it forward.
    27. 27. 12 Projects changing the way acharity operates forever
    28. 28. 1.Facebook Sign-in as SSO across allproperties2. Custom Open Graph Actions3. Recommendations & Share4. Facebook permissions to understandand predict content interests.
    29. 29. A framework that can be pickedup by anyone, anywhere in theworld to help continue crowdsourcing innovation for charitieseverywhere.
    30. 30. Singapore, are you next?
    31. 31. Thank You.Alkarim NasserManaging Partnera@bnotions.com@alkarim06.06.13 / Presented by

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