Tuesday, December 15, 2009
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1 Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Featured guest: Joe Edelman, CEO, Citizen Logistics
Here is a summary of the our upcoming session:
"Joe will present about Groundcrew — a framework being used for real-time volunteer coordination — and the PosX system of rewarding the organizers, leaders, and nonprofits which do the most good and cause the most positive experience. He will cover the immediately practical uses of Groundcrew, from field and community organizing to volunteer mobilization, and then discuss the direction we want to go, towards creating a world and an economic system where doing good is tracked and well-rewarded, and where people have both the information and the availability to rapidly assemble to help one another. He'll talk about the steps necessary to reach that goal, some of the missing pieces, and how everyone can be involved."Here's a little bit about Joe himself:
"Joe Edelman was instrumental in scaling CouchSurfing.com from 100,000 members to more than a million members, and in designing the trust and reputation metrics and rules involved. CouchSurfing connects 180 people per hour with a stranger and a place to stay, and has led to almost 4 million real-world positive experiences between strangers, and 100,000 close friendships. He is passionate about using the web, and more recently mobile devices, to create community, build friendships, and bring people together in the real world, and this passion has brought him from stunt groups like ImprovEverywhere to disaster relief operations to alternative schools. In fifteen years of work with research labs and internet startups, including research work at the MIT Artificial Intelligence lab, Paul Allen's Interval Research, and a research faculty position at Dartmouth College, has remained focused on the problems of the real-time, real-world web, and the use of computational tools to navigate continuous data sources. He was educated at Dartmouth College and MIT."
At the conclusion of our Ethos Roundtable session, we will stroll down the hall to enjoy the good company, food, and drink at the 501 Tech Club that is so generously underwritten by TechFoundation. The 501 Tech Club is the monthly gathering of technology professionals who work with nonprofit organizations.
All Ethos Roundtable attendees are welcome at the Boston 501 Tech Club, and vice versa.
Please remember that there's never any need to make a reservation to attend Ethos Roundtable events. Just come if you can, and feel free to invite others! However, if you're planning to attend the Boston 501 Tech Club event at 6:00 pm, we ask that you send an email to Kathleen Sherwin of TechFoundation (ksherwin AT techfoundation DOT org). Since TechFoundation is providing the free food, it's courteous to let them know how much to order.