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
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.
Some photos from the event:
If you consider participating in event of such type - don't hesitate! It is 100% worth it!