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September 7, 2017

(Athens Expedition Team)

Sorry for not writing an update post on our seventh day of the hackathon.  Sunday was a flurry of activity finishing up our business assessment for Campfire Innovation.  We started off the day working in our teams to finalize slides.  I foc...

September 2, 2017

Today has been a swarm of activity in The Cube here in Athens.  We started off by quickly reviewing the tasks that each team member owned for our assessment of Campfire Innovation.  After that we each went off and worked on our portion of the deck.  I am...

September 1, 2017

Today is finally the big day!  We officially began our hackathon this afternoon.  I am really excited to be on a team of folks who will be supporting Campfire Innovation.  My team is made up of four other Effect.org participants and one refugee who is a volunteer....

August 31, 2017

Today was mainly about visiting various nonprofits in Athens to learn how they are addressing the refugee crisis.  Full disclosure, every place we went today was incredibly noisy.  I really struggled to hear the content at each place, so today's post will be a bit abbr...

August 30, 2017

I will admit that I have been nervous about today for the past few months.  That's because today is when the team from Effect.org was schedule to go to the Oinofyta refugee camp.  I was not quite sure what to expect.  I will start this post by saying that it was one of...

August 29, 2017

Today was another day of learning about a nonprofit that will be participating in the hackathon. Our meetings were held in the Impact Hub - a co-working space focusing on social good (and located at the base of the Acropolis).  The organization we met with was...

August 28, 2017

Wow!  What an amazing day we had today!  I really can't believe how much I learned about the refugee crisis here in Greece from our gracious host Ioanna at Campfire Innovation.  We spent our day working out of The Cube in central Athens.  It is a co-working s...

August 27, 2017

I just touched down in Athens for an exciting week with Effect.org.  While on my flight, I came across an article in The New York Times that gives a nice description of what life is like for those who are here.  The common thread that I am seeing while researching...

July 26, 2017

This week I am in Washington, DC attending a few client meetings and an exciting Salesfore.org event at the United States Institute of Peace.  I had some free time this afternoon, so I figured it was a great time to walk along the National Mall and play tourist for a b...

July 17, 2017

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my first blog post about an really exciting trip that I have coming up in a few weeks.  I have been invited to participate in an expedition with the nonprofit organization Effect.org.  This year, Effect.org will take a group of volunteers...

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