Poverty Fighting Tech Panel! & BreakPoverty Hackathon Demos

Rangle.io HQ, Toronto
Nov 24th 2015
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Join us as we announce the winning team from the BreakPoverty Hackathon, and have a panel discussion on Toronto’s Impact through Technology on Global Development All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Free The Children

* Panelists discussing technology applications in low income countries * Demos from top three winners of Break Poverty Hackathon * Hear the winning Hack to be implemented in rural Kenya by Free The Children

Join us at Rangle.io, Toronto’s leading Agile JavaScript design and development firm, for this post-hackathon event bringing together individuals in technology and international development for an inspired panel discussion, a chance to see the incredible hard work of the Poverty Hackathon finalists, hear the winning team announcement - and even vote for the people's choice award!


6:00 - Registration & Snacks provided by Rangle.io 6:30 - Introductions & Hackathon Demos 7:00 - Panel Discussion 8:00 - Hackathon Winner Announced & Networking 

Moderator: Stay Tuned!


Levi Goertz Levi Goertz is COO of VOTO Mobile, which provides software and services to enable large scale 2-way mobile phone communication anywhere in the world, with a special focus on SMS surveys, behaviour change campaigns and call-in hotlines. Levi has done significant work in the health and governance/participation sectors in Africa, having also worked for Engineers Without Borders Canada, as both field staff and on the executive leadership team.

Astrid Christoffersen-Deb Astrid is a Toronto obstetrician-gynecologistwho is using the grant money to give health care workers in Kenya smartphones that can be programmed to alert them when a woman in their area is in labour and to provide medical advice.

Tariq Fancy Tariq founded Rumie, a non-profit organization on a mission to bring free digital educational content to the world’s underprivileged children, after seeing the success of his work to bring mobile phones to developing markets as a leapfrog innovation at a New York private equity firm. He began his career in technology investment banking with CSFB in Palo Alto.

Deveney Bazinet Deveny is International Manager for Programming at Free the Children, and has a Masters in International Development from McGill University. She has worked internationally in Tanzania, Ecuador, Nicaragua and India. She has travelled to Kenya to see Free the Children’s sustainable development work in practice and meet with community members to better understand their own aspirations for their communities.

As you may know, these events sell out quickly so don't delay on getting your tickets!

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