Last night, Michael Abensour, Kramden’s Executive Director, took part in a Digital Charlotte Meetup. He joined panelists from Code for Charlotte, Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) and Informative Technologies for the 90-minute event. The panelists shared their thoughts and answered questions around the night’s topic – “How to Change the Future With One Device”.
The night began with each panelist describing the ways their organization works toward digital inclusion. From there the moderator dug deeper into some of the key issues surrounding access to computers, recycling, and digital literacy.
The event took place at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and was live streamed using Facebook Live.
Informative Technologies Inc. is a social enterprise that has researched and developed scalable, market-driven solutions to the digital divide and electronic waste since 2014. This is made possible by our ReviveOS™ software, which revives “obsolete” computers so they can run better than ever; thus breaking the cycle of planned obsolescence that’s built into competing operating systems today. To get these devices to those who are affected by the digital divide, we are building a community-based ecosystem that connects donor companies with recipient community organizations. http://informativeinc.com/
Code for Charlotte is a nonprofit working to bridge the gap between residents and local governments. We believe that government and community resources should be open, accessible and friendly to all residence. We use technology, education and advocacy to further this movement and increase civic engagement in Charlotte. http://www.codeforcharlotte.org
Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 with the goal of helping every public school student in the Charlotte area has the access to computer technology and support to achieve academic success. http://www.e-2-d.org