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Tech & Society: Take Action! Design a Community-Driven Digital Project



The second webinar in the Tech & Society series focuses on how to use digital technology in a community-based campaign. In this webinar, Fellows and Senior Fellows engaged with two civic tech entrepreneurs who discussed best practices and key learnings for creating a community-driven digital project.

  • Noelle Francois is the founding Executive Director of Heat Seek, an innovative NYC-based nonprofit working to end tenant harassment and displacement through web connected temperature sensors. With their data, public interest attorneys, community organizers and city officials can advocate on behalf of at-risk tenants. Heat Seek is a NYC BigApps winner and has been featured in dozens of publications, including Reuters and CNBC.
  • Lee-Sean Huang is the cofounder and creative director of Foossa, a consultancy that helps organizations tell stories, design services and build community for a more inclusive and resilient future. His expertise is on the intersection between design and democracy. Among other projects, he has worked on digital projects with the United Nations, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and European Union.

The Tech & Society webinar series is pioneered by Bertelsmann-Humanity in Action Professional Fellow Nicole Chi (2015 Paris Fellowship).