Gaetano Borriello Feet on the Ground Humanitarian Symposium
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Gaetano Borriello Feet on the Ground
Humanitarian Symposium

October 10, 2015
Plenary Session: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Symposium Session: 4:00 - 6:00 pm


The Borriello Symposium will bring together researchers and humanitarian leaders who are applying technology solutions to real-world problems. The program will feature a series of technical talks by individuals developing and applying these solutions in the field as well as a panel of researchers involved in the Open Data Kit, a suite of mobile data collection tools developed under Gaetano Borriello's leadership that is currently used by humanitarian programs in countries around the world.

Plenary Session

1:30 pm Welcome & Tribute to Gaetano Borriello
Ed Lazowska, University of Washington
1:40 pm Overview of Session
Sheree Wen, IEEE Seattle
1:45 pm Honoring the Life & Work of Gaetano Borriello
Jim Jefferies, President, IEEE USA
2:00 pm Keynote: Computer Science and Global Development
Eric Brewer, University of California, Berkeley
2:40 pm Panel: Perspectives on Open Data Kit
Waylon Brunette, University of Washington
Nicola Dell, Cornell University
Carl Hartung, Nafundi
Sam Sudar, University of Washington
3:10 pm Humans Are More Important Than Technology (and a Few Other Things I Learned From Gaetano)
John Bennett, University of Colorado, Denver

3:30 pm Break

Symposium Session

4:00 pm Overview of Session
Richard Anderson, University of Washington
4:10 pm ODK: From UW Lab to Improving the Dignity of Affected Communities Receiving Humanitarian Assistance
Lorenzo Violante Ruiz, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
4:30 pm Strengthening Human Milk Banking through Innovative Partnerships
Kiersten Israel-Ballard, PATH
4:50 pm The Physical Web
Roy Want, Google
5:10 pm From MultiLearn to PartoPen: 'These are not the droids you're looking for'
Heather Underwood, University of Colorado, Denver
5:30 pm Google Earth Outreach: Helping Others Help the World with Help from Gaetano Borriello
David Thau, Google Earth
5:50 pm Closing Remarks
Sheree Wen, IEEE Seattle
6:00 pm Adjourn

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