Recently I took part in MediaLab – Social Innovation Lab that focused on social issues which could be solved with new technologies. During the lab, I gave a small presentation about web applications. It can be downloaded here: About web apps

I must say, that it was pretty amazing experience. Working with non-IT people in order to develop an IT tool is really something else. A quick briefing on how did it look like:

  • groups of 8-10
  • 1 IT mentor per each group
  • 1 non IT mentor per each group
  • 4 days (2 weekends)
  • variety of skills among people in the same group
  • great attitude
  • 8h/day

We had 4 days (2 weekends) for idea, research, development, design and marketing strategy. I think we did pretty amazing thing: Incydentnik. It is a simple application that allows you to mark dangerous/not friendly places in Cracow, so other people will know about such places.

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Some photos from the event:

If you consider participating in event of such type – don’t hesitate! It is 100% worth it!

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