By Caroline O’Connor (Founder, Plum)
A few months ago, I got two pieces of fantastic news at the same time: I had a unique opportunity to start a company, and I was expecting my first child.
As a fellow at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (informally called the d.school) I’d managed to finagle a way into a class that I knew would help me follow the entrepreneurial path I’d always wanted to explore. Launchpad is a phenomenally successful class that challenges students to launch a company in ten weeks.
By Margarita Quihuis (Persuasive Technology Lab, Peace Innovation Lab, Stanford)
Join with us as we HackForEgypt on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Stanford’s d.school.
Earlier this year, Egyptians combined technology and political activism to revolutionary effect. After overthrowing a thirty-year dictatorship, they face new challenges to establishing democracy. Can technology help them through the divisive times ahead?
The Unconference and Hackathon for Egypt is an opportunity to find out. On May 14, programmers and engineers will gather at Stanford d.school to meet with Egyptian activists and discuss applications that could help their cause.
Our aim is to build a community that bridges Tahrir Square and Silicon Valley to show what activists equipped with digital tools can achieve. Bring your computers and we’ll provide the activists and the food.