Tech Challenge hosts a Google Hangout!

What are the key intersections of human rights and technology that hold the greatest promise?

 

On March 8th, 2013, the Tech Challenge hosted a Google Hangout with a few of our expert judges and winners from the first round of challenges to discuss some big questions about the future of human rights and technology. The panel spoke about what areas hold the greatest potential, as well as some of the main challenges in the field.

 

 

MODERATOR

 

  • Lawrence Woocher, then Tech Challenge Judge and Research Director at the Political Instability Task Force

 

EXPERT PANELISTS: CHALLENGE JUDGES

 

  • Mike Abramowitz, Director of the Committee on Conscience at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Patrick Ball, Executive Director of Human Rights Data Analysis Group
  • Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab

 

FIRST-PLACE WINNER PANELISTS: ENABLERS AND CAPTURE CHALLENGES

 

  • Le-Marie Thompson, who won the Enablers Challenge with her validation tool for designers that warns of “conflict minerals” during product development
  • Karen Naimer from Physicians for Human Rights, which won the Capture Challenge for MediCapt, a mobile app to securely collect court-admissible forensic evidence from conflict areas.