Speaker: Mark Smith – Many members of NC Tech for Good are engaged with International Tech for Good projects. This session will bring together a panel of members from International Tech for Good projects and share our experiences working on Tech for Good across the globe.
We will ask participants is to focus on what works, and what doesn’t:
* Strengthening Systems in other countries
* Integration with local cultures and customs
* Navigating politics
* Avoiding the stigma of the “Ugly American”
We will ask the panel to also relate how those lessons learned from international Tech for Good work apply locally as well.
Each invitee will be asked to focus on telling stories, especially on “Antipatterns.” Antipatterns bring out the lessons learned and focus on what NOT to do in the future. When done with respect and humor, sharing lessons learned especially what did not work enriches us all!
Panel experiences range from International Health projects, IT projects, and Clean Technologies.
Mark R Smith is a Maker, a Systems Architect & Engineer by trade, on a quest: uniting his skill as an engineer and educator with a passionate interest in Tech-for-Good projects. Mark’s special missions currently involve collaboration with organizations that encourage healthy and environmentally sustainable technologies and services.