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Past Table XI Event: Technology for Social Good

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Technology for Social Good

April 25, 2014
@ Table XI

Table XI has a long history working with nonprofit organizations within Chicago.  For the "Technology for Social Good" Table Talks series we invited other designers, developers and technologists from the community to share their stories about how they are using their powers for good.  

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Elevate Purpose

BY MICHAEL SLABY
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Michael Slaby speaks about the discovery of a purpose-driven career and what a purpose-driven technology sector might be capable of accomplishing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 7, 2014.

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Data Science for Social Good

BY MATT GEE
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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Mindfulness in Education

BY CAROLYN CHANDLER
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. She discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2014.

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A Billion Messages for Good

BY GREG BAUGUES
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Faster communication has the ability to save lives. Hear Greg Baugues speak on Twilio.org, which was launched in September with the mission of sending "A Billion Messages for Good," in an effort to do just that. 

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The Importance of Being Empathetic

BY BO PENG
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.

Greg Baugues
Developer Evangelist, Twilio in Chicago
Michael Slaby
Managing Partner, Head of Mission , Timshel in Chicago
Matt Gee
Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago
Carolyn Chandler
Independent consultant, instructor, author, School for Digital Craftsmanship in Chicago
Bo Peng
Data Scientist, Datascope Analytics in Chicago