Guest lecturer: Jonas Bosson, Hacker
Title: Building a social service for charities and webshops
Time: Friday November 4 at 10-12
Place: Lecture hall D3
I will talk about the vision and the work of connecting webshops and customers to charitable organizations so as to spread the word and to collect and give money to good causes.
My involvement with Internet and social services started when I was a student at KTH and combined my studies with IT activism and lobbying. This resulted in several ideas about how to give people and causes a voice in politics, and how to collect money and other resources for said people and causes.
With desmo.org, we are challenging several problems that associated with collecting money for charities, including:
- How to reach larger numbers of people
- How to make payments over the Internet easier
- How to make charity interesting and profitable for web shops
- How to give 100% of the donations directly to the aid-organizations and still make a profit.
[Please take a moment to think about these issues. What do you imagine or expect Jonas to talk about? Can you in advance think of a question you would like to pose? / Daniel]
Jonas studied computer science at KTH and has worked with web services and information systems for the better part of 20 years. He likes open standards and large data sets.