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Generate+Design: Technology to Address Domestic Violence

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Generate + Design: Technology to Address Domestic Violence (a two-day event)

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Is ending domestic violence a priority for you? If you spend time professionally or personally on this issue, please join us to help imagine how technology might help support your goals.

Nonprofit organizations Tech Impact and TechSoup are hosting a day-and-a-half event to consider how technology might help solve problems related to domestic violence. During this event, participants will share pressing concerns and problems, learn how technology can make a difference, and design paper prototypes focused on a particular audience and problem. Expect to be thoughtful, creative, and collaborative. You might also use construction paper and glue; advanced knowledge of technology is not expected or required.

To participate in this event, you must:

  • Understand domestic violence as an issue and the challenges the field faces
  • Be open to new ideas and comfortable collaborating with others in the field
  • Possess basic technology competence, such as the ability to download an app to your smart phone, purchase products online, and receive and send email.

Event participants will have a range of experience and expertise. You might... provide direct services and programs, influence policy decisions, operate a hotline, fund organizations, deliver community education, volunteer at an agency, conduct research, or provide any variety of thought and care to this issue.

Day 1:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

1pm - 5pm (to be followed by an informal happy hour at a nearby location)

Snacks will be provided.

Day 2:

Friday, November 22, 2019

9am - 5pm

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

The event will be held at:

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)

About Tech Impact

Tech Impact is a nonprofit on a mission to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve the world. The organization is a leading provider of technology education and solutions for nonprofits and operates award-winning IT and customer experience training programs designed to help young adults launch their careers. Tech Impact offers a comprehensive suite of technology services that includes managed IT support, data and strategy services, telecommunications, and cloud computing integration and support. In 2018, it expanded its education and outreach capabilities by merging with Idealware, an authoritative source for independent, thoroughly researched technology resources for the social sector. Tech Impact’s ITWorks and CXWorks training programs have graduated hundreds of young adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to start their careers in the technology and customer experience industries. The organization also operates Punchcode, a coding bootcamp based in Las Vegas, NV.

About TechSoup

Founded in 1987, TechSoup, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides both the digital platforms and in-person experiences that enable people to work together toward a more equitable world. Our programs and projects are designed to build capacity at a global scale with local care. We have brought technology resources and education to over 1.2 million nonprofits and libraries around the world. TechSoup’s mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables civil society organizations and social change agents around the world to gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement solutions for a more equitable planet.

About Caravan Studios

Caravan Studios, an award-winning division within TechSoup, builds technology-based services and apps that help communities organize, access, and apply resources to their most pressing problems. Our approach is informed by direct experiences with communities, as well as by design thinking principles used by corporations such as IDEO and Cooper Studios. Caravan Studios has developed technology that addresses issue areas such as labor rights, human trafficking, domestic violence, food security, and disaster response.

You can learn more about how events turn into technology projects at "We begin with community."

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