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Offline Problems, Online Solutions

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A 2006 presentation at the National Black Programming Consortium's Black Technology NOW! Summit in Boston, MA.

This presentation focused on how we can use technology and the Internet to solve problems in the analog world. I used examples of: The SuperSpade, a political blog, and DetroitIntern.com, an internship website.

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Offline Problems, Online Solutions

  1. 1. Offline Problems , Online Solutions Garlin Gilchrist II
  2. 2. Offline Problems , Online Solutions <ul><li>Political Ignorance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform people in an accessible way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social and Political Apathy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make issues relevant to everyday decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with other impacted people </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Political, social, economic commentary </li></ul><ul><li>Current event analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-directional communication </li></ul>http://www.TheSuperSpade.com
  4. 5. Offline Problems , Online Solutions <ul><li>Brain Drain & Unenthusiastic Job Seekers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect people to new & ‘invisible’ opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Urban Sprawl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address why people move out of a city </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Expose college students to more local small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Good Internship Good Job </li></ul><ul><li>Good Job Stay in the area </li></ul>http://www.DetroitIntern.com
  6. 8. <ul><li>The SuperSpade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Features encouraging more engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Detroit Intern.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive interviewing platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active Thoughts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Servant Entrepreneur resource sharing community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ActiveThoughts.org goes live in Dec 2006 </li></ul></ul>Going Forward

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