TechCamp:Mumbai Agenda

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Agenda for TechCamp Mumbai - Kick off Reception (Tuesday, February 19)

15:00-15:30       Volunteer meeting with organizers

16:00-17:30       Tech-trainer/technologist meeting with organizers at Nawab Saheb (in the Hotel)

19:00-21:00       Reception and dinner for all participants (Hotel lawns)

Agenda for TechCamp Mumbai - Day 1 (Wednesday, February 20)

8:00-9:00       Registration, networking, coffee & tea

9:00-9:15       Welcome & Logistics Info: Jamie Findlater (U.S. Department of State) & Dr. Pankaj Jethwani (Samhita)

9:15-9:25       What is a TechCamp and Why Do I Care?: Samantha Barry, BBC

9:25-10:00      Interactive Plenary: Exploring Perspectives: Jamie Findlater (U.S. Department of State) & Dr. Pankaj Jethwani (Samhita)

(Participants distance themselves out on a spectrum based on a set of statements to measure level of tech literacy and current CSO work. Other ideas welcome!!)

10:00-11:00     Fast-paced Project Presentations (Case Studies)

Case Studies whereby small groups move from one presenter to the next quickly to learn about range of success using technology to advance mission.

Topic Presenter
1. Empowering Young Journalists Transitioning from Authoritarian Rule to Emerging Democracy in Burma Samantha Barry (BBC)
2. Working Across the Digital Divide Arjun Venkatraman (CG-NET SWARA)
3. Open Mapping Story Mikel Maron (GroundTruth Initiative)
4. Crowdsourcing Story : The Ushahidi Platform Praveen Selvasekaran (SimpleTechLife)
5. Gaming for Social Impact Josephine Dorado (The New School / Kidz Connect)
6. SMS Technology Related Story Cathryn Stickel (Frontline SMS)
7. Goonj - IVR Based Social Media Zahir Koradia (Gram Vaani)
8. Micro-tasking platform, Virtual Student Foreign Service Bridget Roddy (U.S. Department of State)
9. Crowdfunding and Social Activism Story Hanny Kusumawati (Coin-a-chance)
10. Community Produced Media Content Jessica Mayberry (Video Volunteers)
11. Farmerbook Platform: Engaging Social-Media Users Through Newsfeed and Gaming Nandini Bhardwaj and Rikin Gandhi (Digital Green)
12. Affordable Learning Tools, Opportunities and Services for the Youth Divya Vishwanathan (IDEO)
13. Enabling Information using SMS - The TxtWeb Story Srinivasan Narayan (Intuit)
14. Facebook for Online Organizing Anjan Awasthi (Facebook)
15. Voice Services Over Mobile Phones Bill Thies and Aditya Vashistha (Microsoft Research)
16. Blended Learning and Technology for Education Neil D'Souza (ZAYA)

11:00-11:25       Coffee Break

11:25-11:30       Plenary Session

11:30-13:00       Interactive Training Sessions

Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and approaches

Topic Technology Trainer
1. Open Mapping in South Asia Mikel Maron (GroundTruth Initiative)
2. Leveraging Games and Virtual Worlds for Youth Engagement Josephine Dorado (The New School / Kidz Connect)
3. Digital/Multiplatform Storytelling Samantha Barry (BBC) and Nisha Thompson (Datameet)
4. Social platforms - IVR and Mobile based. Neil Patel (Awaaz De) and Zahir Koradia (Gram Vaani)
5. Engaging/Empowering Youth with Virtual Internships and Micro-tasking Bridget Roddy (U.S. Department of State)
6. Gleaning Specific Data for Survey, Evaluation, and Event Mapping Praveen Selvasekaran (SimpleTechLife) and Ravi Madhu (MyNap.in)
7. Crowdfunding : How to Raise Money Online Shrinath V (Yourstory) and Hanny Kusumawati (Coin-a-chance)
8. Facebook Based Platforms, and Other Social Media Strategies Anjan Awasthi (Facebook), Nandini Bhardwaj and Rikin Gandhi (Digital Green)
9. SMS Strategy Cathryn Stickel (FrontlineSMS) and Srinivasan Narayan (Intuit)
10. Blended Learning and Technology Resources for Delivering Quality Education Neil D'Souza (ZAYA)
11. Community Media: Making Everyone’s Voice Count Jessica Mayberry (Video Volunteers)
12. Using Voice Services Over Mobile Phones Bill Thies and Aditya Vashistha (Microsoft Research)
13. Affordable Learning Tools, Opportunities and Services for the Youth Divya Vishwanathan (IDEO)
14. Democratic Communication Tools Raheel Khursheed (Change.org) & Arjun Venkatraman (CG-NET SWARA)

13:00 – 14:00       Lunch

14:00 – 14:10       Plenary Session

14:10 – 15:10       Small Group Topical Breakout Discussions

Discussion of shared challenges among CSOs in their current use of technology to address their mission.

Topic Facilitator (can be NGOs or Technologists)
1. Finding, Mobilizing & Connecting to the Right Resources Praveen Selvasekaran (SimpleTechLife)
2. Digital Divide Issues Cathryn Stickel (Frontline SMS) and Srinivasan Narayan (Intuit)
3. Reaching the Masses (Isolated or Marginalized Populations) Samantha Barry (BBC) and Zahir Koradia (Gram Vaani)
4. Building Online Communities Nisha Thompson (Datameet)
5. Improving Quality of Education Neil D'Souza (ZAYA) and Bridget Roddy (U.S. Department of State)
6. Women's Empowerment Jessica Mayberry (Video Volunteers)
7. Accountability / Advocacy / Awareness - Pathway to Democracy Raheel Khursheed (Change.org)
8. Entrepreneurship - Branding/Positioning Your Organization Rikin Gandhi and Nandini Bhardwaj (Digital Green) and Tapan Parekh (Dot Solutions)
9. Unemployment Issues Among Youth Arjun Venkatraman (CG-NET SWARA) and Divya Vishwanathan (IDEO)
10. Getting the next dime - fundraising Hanny Kusumawati (Coin-a-chance) and Shrinath V (Yourstory)
11. Engaging / Motivating Youth Josephine Dorado (The New School / Kidz Connect) & Anjan Awasthi (Facebook)
12. Using Data Effectively Bill Thies and Aditya Vashistha (Microsoft Research)

15:10-15:30       Afternoon break

15:30-15:40       Plenary Session

15:40-16:45       Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Small group discussions to identify specific problems facing CSOs that technology might be able to address, both by looking at options available, and by focusing on specific topic areas

Topic Facilitator (could be NGOs or Technologists)
1. Problems that could be solved using Mobile Voice Technology Neil Patel (Awaaz De) and Zahir Koradia (Gram Vaani)
2. Problems that could be solved using Innovative Education Tatics Josephine Dorado (The New School / Kidz Connect) & Neil D'Souza (ZAYA)
3. Problems that could be solved using Digital Storytelling Samantha Barry (BBC)
4. Problems that could be solved using Open-Mapping Technology Mikel Maron (GroundTruth Initiative)
5. Problems that could be solved using Micro-tasking & Virtual Internships Bridget Roddy (U.S. Department of State)
6. Problems that could be solved using Crowdfunding Hanny Kusumawati (Coin-a-chance) and Shrinath V (Yourstory)
7. Problems that could be solved using Social Media Anjan Awasthi (Facebook) and Nandini Bhardwaj / Rikin Gandhi (Digital Green)
8. Problems that could be solved using SMS Technology Srinivasan Narayan (Intuit) and Cathryn Stickel (FrontlineSMS)
9. Problems that could be solved using Community/online-offline organizing Nisha Thompson (Datameet.org)
10. Problems that could be solved by Gleaning Specific Data & Crowdsourcing Praveen (SimpleTechLife) and Ravi Madhu (MyNap.in)
11. Problems that could be solved by Deploying Low Cost Tools for Education Divya Vishwanathan (IDEO)
12. Problems that could be solved using Community Media Bill Thies (Microsoft Research) and Jessica Mayberry (Video-volunteers)
13. Problems that could be solved using Democratic Communication Arjun Venkatraman (CG-NET SWARA) and Raheel Khursheed (Change.org)
14. Problems that could be solved by hosting a Website Tapan Parekh (Dot Solutions)


16:45-17:15       Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session

Agenda for TechCamp Mumbai – Day 2 (Thursday, February 21)

8:00-9:00      Networking, coffee & tea (Solution Sign-up Time)

9:00-9:10       Opening Plenary Jamie Findlater (U.S. Department of State) & Dr. Pankaj Jethwani (Samhita)

9:10-10:30       Interactive Training Sessions

Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and approaches – Same list as Day 1 training sessions.

Topic Technology Trainer
1. Open Mapping in South Asia Mikel Maron (GroundTruth Initiative)
2. Leveraging Games and Virtual Worlds for Youth Engagement Josephine Dorado (The New School / Kidz Connect)
3. Digital/Multiplatform Storytelling Samantha Barry (BBC) and Nisha Thompson (Datameet)
4. Social platforms - IVR and Mobile based. Neil Patel (Awaaz De) and Zahir Koradia (Gram Vaani)
5. Engaging/Empowering Youth with Virtual Internships and Micro-tasking Bridget Roddy (U.S. Department of State)
6. Gleaning Specific Data for Survey, Evaluation, and Event Mapping Praveen Selvasekaran (SimpleTechLife) and Ravi Madhu (MyNap.in)
7. Crowdfunding : How to Raise Money Online Shrinath V (Yourstory) and Hanny Kusumawati (Coin-a-chance)
8. Facebook Based Platforms, and Other Social Media Strategies Anjan Awasthi (Facebook), Nandini Bhardwaj and Rikin Gandhi (Digital Green)
9. SMS Strategy Cathryn Stickel (FrontlineSMS) and Srinivasan Narayan (Intuit)
10. Blended Learning and Technology Resources for Delivering Quality Education Neil D'Souza (ZAYA)
11. Community Media: Making Everyone’s Voice Count Jessica Mayberry (Video Volunteers)
12. Using Voice Services Over Mobile Phones Bill Thies and Aditya Vashistha (Microsoft Research)
13. Affordable Learning Tools, Opportunities and Services for the Youth Divya Vishwanathan (IDEO)
14. Democratic Communication Tools Raheel Khursheed (Change.org) & Arjun Venkatraman (CG-NET SWARA)

10:30-10:45       Break

10:45-11:15       Plenary Jamie Findlater (U.S. Department of State) & Dr. Pankaj Jethwani (Samhita)

This plenary will have a CSO from each problem statement to be worked to speak to its importants and tell the participants why they want to solve it

11:15-12:30       Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions

Participants break out into problems identified from the brainstorming session, and fill in a problem-solution template (Laptops needed for each group)

12:30-13:30       Lunch

13:30-13:40       Plenary and Announcements

Microsoft Announcement.

13:40-14:30       Small Group Problem Definition Refinement and Action Planning

Same as morning session, but now they are working on follow-on Action Plans (Laptops needed for each group).

14:45-15:15       Final Interactive Q&A with trainers

Unstructured training Q&A time – allows for last chance questions or actions.

15:15-15:30       Afternoon Break

15:30-17:15       Final Presentations

17:15-17:25       Closing Remarks by the Consulate General, U.S. Consulate in Mumbai

17:25-17:30       TechCamp Mumbai Photo