Join us for the first meetup for Techfugees Ireland hosted by Dogpatch Labs and running as part of Dublin Startup week.
In 2016, Techfugees Ireland was launched by Lye Ogunsanya through a Hackathon at DCU to develop groundbreaking solutions to promote refugee inclusion, integration, and self-reliance.
Today in 2019, we want to resume the work and continue supporting ideas and technology for refugees. So come along to hear more about our story and how technology can be used in humanitarian scenarios.
6 - 6:30 pm: Registration and networking
6:30 - 7 pm: "Big Data For Refugees" by Suad Aldarra
(Introducing Techfugees, examples of technical solutions and ongoing research around solutions for refugees, highlighting RefugeesAre.info: News analysis platform tackling the issue of Xenophobia against refugees around the world.)
7 - 7.30 pm: "Humanitarian Innovation- The New Frontier" by Lye Ogunsanya
7:30 - 7:45 pm: What's next, How to get involved
7:45 - 8:30: Food and networking
Suad Aldarra is a Data Scientist and founder of RefugeesAre.info, the winning project of Techfugees Global Challenges Awards 2018. She previously worked for UNICEF in applying data science methodologies to incubate and develop data-driven prototypes that support emergency response. She also worked for Fujitsu Ireland and several companies in the Middle East. Suad holds a MSc in Data Analytics from NUIG and a BEng. in Software Engineering from Damascus University.
Lye Ogunsanya is the Portfolio Manager of the ONE Foundation and the founder of Techfugees Ireland in 2016. He is involved in several innovation projects in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, such as the Humanitarian Change Maker Labs, centred around the Za’atari Camp in Jordan, one of the biggest refugee settlements in the world. Part of his work is focused on how the latest technologies can create a better life for those living there.
Dogpatch labs for offering their space and to BOOJUM for offering their delicious burritos for free!🌯🌮
* We are continuously looking for volunteers and sponsors. If you are interested in being involved please drop us a line or find me at the meetup!*