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TEDxChapelHill - Jon Gosier - "Not an innovation - crowdsourcing & participation"

Local markets, good branding and technology (new and old)created in Africa by African developers for disaster relief worldwide including crowdsourcing and crisis mapping: Gosier is the founder of Appfrica, a company that invests in East African software start ups to create jobs and prevent brain drain. He is an American software developer, a core staff member of the world renowned Ushahidi crisis mapping tool, and a TED Senior Fellow, writer, and social entrepreneur. Gosier also is a member of the IntraHealth OPEN Council. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxChapelHill, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxChapelHill event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, and is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos—or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos—sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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