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The tension between privacy and the value of data in this work led me to found the Common Data Project in 2007 and publish our moral and practical argument for public access to private data.
In the hopes of enabling deeper online discussions amongst friends, we built a prototype of a new type of discussion platform in 2011. A teacher friend who tried out the prototype thought it might help improve discussions in his classes, and we’ve been working with teachers to improve discussion ever since.
SGM LLC :::: Common Data Project :::: Microsoft :::: Epinions :::: B.A. in Political Science from Yale Unversity :::: LinkedIn
SGM LLC :::: B.S. Computer Science from University of Washington :::: LinkedIn
Over the past year, these questions have taken on new-found urgency and relevance in education and it's been an exciting process applying lessons learned from enabling workplace collaboration to today's classroom.
Faculty, NYU-Tisch-ITP :::: Open Source Applications Foundation :::: B.A. in Music from Yale University :::: LinkedIn
Informing my teaching and my work at Ponder is my education in Political Theory at Bowdoin College. There, I learned the value of reading a variety of sources, the importance of taking other people's ideas and opinions seriously, and the vital role a good discussion plays in better understand a reading, oneself, and the world around us. I believe Ponder can be the technological implementation of these values.
Technology Integrationist at Trinity NYC, History Teacher at Emery/Weiner :::: Master's Candidate at Columbia Teacher's College :::: B.A. in Govt. and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College :::: LinkedIn
Polsky Films :::: B.A. in Film Studies from Yale University :::: LinkedIn
Geoff's research examines resource mobilization and venture development in the technology and social entrepreneurship sector. He earned his Ph.D. in Business from the University of Washington in Seattle with an emphasis in technology entrepreneurship, strategic management, and public affairs. He is on the board of our sister organization the Common Data Project, a 501(c)(3) social venture committed to democratizing access to data.
SFSU (Asst. Prof.) :::: PhD in Entrepreneurship from University of Washington :::: M.S.E.E. from Stanford University :::: B.S. Georgia Tech :::: LinkedIn