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From rampant AI's and gamification to social fundraising and new ways of donating. Join us on a meandering ramble through the ever changing landscape of tech that makes the world a better place.

    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep5 - Margaret

    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep5 - Margaret

    This week features stories about “Facebook Giving”, which is all about Facebook’s donation platform. That shouldn’t be confused with “Facebook Taking” - which all about how Zuckerberg and co have systematically destroyed democracy, privacy and, to be honest, the overall fabric of society.


    We’ll also be taking about TikTok, because we’re cool and relevant, and we’ll be chatting about the hashtag #helpacharity.


    Joining host Bex today is Greg Ashton and Fay Schofield


    And our special guest this week is Will Valverde - Senior Creative Director at US based nonprofit focused digital agency M+R. He’s here to chat about M+R's annual benchmarks study which analyses data from around 200 nonprofits to reveal new trends!






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week: 


    M&R  benchmarks report






    Charity news of the week:  


    Tik Tok are supporting “for good” causes with account management, data and promoted posts:






    Tech news of the week: 


    Makers lab style approach to open medicines






    And finally… 


    We are launching our #helpacharity scheme.


    We are working with the @10GMpartners to gather responses from charities about their needs during this time and matching those needs with tech volunteers who can help!If you have some time and would like to hear about opportunities to #helpacharity we’ll include a link to a form in the episode notes to tell us about your skills and the help you can give.


    Go to the form


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    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!


    If you want to get more involved in our community, you can join our Slack channel or sign up to our newsletter. Just visit TechforGood.Live to find out how.


    Thanks to the wonderful podcast.co for hosting our podcast on their podcast platform.


    We’d also like to thank Happy Porch for their sponsorship which will allow us to have our episodes transcribed, helping us be more inclusive and accessible. Happy Porch provides strategy, technology and development for purpose driven organisations. You can find out more about them at happyporch.com

    • 48 min
    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep4 - Final (v2)

    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep4 - Final (v2)

    This week’s episode is jam packed with news about tech, charity, goodness and a fair sprinkling of awfulness. 


    We’re going to be talking about Full Fact’s 2020 report, Positive News are focusing on sending some, well, positive news and Alphabet’s digital city is being shut down. 






    Joining host Bex today is Greg Ashton and our special guest Ben Fowkes from Delib






    This week’s topics:





    Stat of the week


    50% of young men breach lockdown rules as opposed to 25% of young women - Guardian






    And yet the virus is going to have the worst impact on livelihoods for women - MSN










    Charity news of the week:  


    Full Fact report 2020










    Tech news of the week: 


    Sidewalk labs of Alphabet has cancelled it’s Quayside project in Toronto - Medium






    And finally… 


    Positive news are running a crowdfunder to send paper copies to NHS workers with the aim to give them a little lift with some more positive news stories - CrowdFunder






    (About the only place we get our positive news from so fully support this!)






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    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!


    If you want to get more involved in our community, you can join our Slack channel or sign up to our newsletter. Just visit TechforGood.Live to find out how.


    Thanks to the wonderful podcast.co for hosting our podcast on their podcast platform.


    We’d also like to thank Happy Porch for their sponsorship which will allow us to have our episodes transcribed, helping us be more inclusive and accessible. Happy Porch provides strategy, technology and development for purpose driven organisations. You can find out more about them at happyporch.com

    • 59 min
    Making Friends With... David Dylan Thomas

    Making Friends With... David Dylan Thomas

    Welcome to another episode of “Making Friends With…” - a special series where the Tech for Good Live team sit down for an in-depth interview with someone who is doing exceptional work in the tech industry.


    In this episode, Bex is catching up with filmmaker, content strategist and idea-o-phile, David Dylan Thomas.


    We're cheating a little bit, having made friends with David back at UX Copenhagen in 2018 but he's such a good guy that we thought we'd find out more about what he's up to at the moment, including his upcoming A Book Apart debut!






    We hope you enjoy the episode. Please drop us a review on iTunes, and if you’d like to hear more interviews and conversations like this, let us know who you’d recommend we interview.


    Send thoughts, suggestions and feedback on Twitter @techforgoodlive.

    • 42 min
    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep3 - Junk

    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep3 - Junk

    We have a jam packed episode of tech-for-goodness lined up for you this week. There’s a large increase of folks using NHS technology, there’s something on the agenda about brain implants and paralysis and feared sale of .org has been stopped. Huzzah!






    Joining host Bex today are Greg Ashton and Sophie Walker 


    And our special guest this week is Mike Nolan. 


    Mike is a software engineer, open-source consultant, AI transparency & ethics researcher, and humanitarian aid worker. He’s working with the UNICEF Innovation Fund to assist in developing sustainable open source community strategies.






    This weeks topics






    Stat of the week: 


    38% of people have increased their use of NHS technology and in March there was a 111% increase in NHS app registrations from February - NHS






    This comes as NHS goes their own way in tracking the spread of Covid-19 - BBC






    Most recent and reasonable update from NHSX about the app - NCSC






    And why some believe that isn't so reasonable - The Register






    Whilst an Ada Lovelace Institute review claims there is no evidence to support launching an app like this - Research Live










    Charity news of the week:  


    Paralysis reversed by brain implant and touch decoder - SyFy










    Tech news of the week:


    .org sale blocked by ICANN:


    ICANN Board Withholds Consent for a Change of Control of the Public Interest Registry






    And finally… 


    The UK games industry will give 85,000 free games to NHS workers - Video Game Chronicles






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!


    If you want to get more involved in our community, you can join our Slack channel or sign up to our newsletter. Just visit TechforGood.Live to find out how.


    Thanks to the wonderful podcast.co for hosting our podcast on their podcast platform.


    We’d also like to thank Happy Porch for their sponsorship which will allow us to have our episodes transcribed, helping us be more inclusive and accessible. Happy Porch provides strategy, technology and development for purpose driven organisations. You can find out more about them at happyporch.com

    • 55 min
    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep2 - Return

    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep2 - Return

    On this week’s show we’re talking about the London Marathon. What will be the impact of its cancellation on the charity sector and beyond?


    We’re talking about a platform that helps match charities with volunteers AND we’ll be having a peek under the hood of the new Responsible Innovation Standards launched by Innovate UK. FUN.


    Joining host Bex today are Greg Ashton and Sam Milsom. 


    And our special guest this week is Beckie Taylor - Co-Founder and CEO of Tech Returners.


    Tech Returners is an inclusive, accessible and positive learning and coaching community empowering careers into and through technology with a focus on removing the barriers which returners face after a career break.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    £5m versus £66.4m - what will be the impact of the London Marathon delay and potential cancellation? 


    London Marathon: Delayed race could feature elite athletes only






     Charity news of the week  


    SpareHand is a platform aiming to help charities find and manage volunteers looking to help out with frontline services






    Tech news of the week


    BSI and Innovate UK have launched the Responsible Innovation standards






    Part of their growing set innovation standards:


    BSI - Innovation


     


    And finally… 


    The UK had it’s longest period of coal-free energy since 1882






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!


    If you want to get more involved in our community, you can join our Slack channel or sign up to our newsletter. Just visit TechforGood.Live to find out how.


    Thanks to the wonderful podcast.co for hosting our podcast on their podcast platform.


    We’d also like to thank Happy Porch for their sponsorship which will allow us to have our episodes transcribed, helping us be more inclusive and accessible. Happy Porch provides strategy, technology and development for purpose driven organisations. You can find out more about them at happyporch.com

    • 49 min
    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep1 - Care

    TFGL2020 - S2 - Ep1 - Care

    Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast! Once again, we’re recording this episode remotely, because the world is on fire. It’s important to stay at home. Stay safe. And be surrounded by cats, dogs and an unhealthy amount of snacks. 


    In this week’s episode we’re talking about COVID-19 misinformation. We’re talking about the role of the individual too; if Captain Tom keeps walking in his background any longer, we’ll finally be able to afford universal basic income!


    AND we’re talking about the NHS, data and [checks notes] ... “Clowns without borders". Cool.


    Journeying through the apocalypse with host Bex, we have Greg Ashton and Fay Schofield.


    And we have a special guest!


    Nik Seth - founder of Holm Care an organisation helping people to find care in their home, more easily by allowing them to connect directly with the care workers.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week: 


    Corona misinformation from Department of Health and Social Care






    Some people have been spreading misinformation:


    How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory tore through the internet 






    Charity news of the week


    Captain Tom raised £20 million this week but he’s not the only one who’s been fundraising 


    covidmutualaid.org/ 


    twitter.com/WeAreCATTs 






    Tech news of the week


    NHS and the challenge of data:


    Previously planned this survey aims to understand people’s perceptions of data sharing in health and social care:


    Government investigates perceptions about data sharing of health and social care 






    Particularly important because existing datasets were not good enough to identify at risk people: 


    Covid-19: NHS datasets ‘not sophisticated enough’ to flag high risk patients 






    What risks were/are there in the work still ongoing with tech organisations and creating new data platforms:


    NHS partners with tech giants to develop Covid-19 data platform






    And does some data need to be more accessible:


    Hackers Leak Thousands of Coronavirus Research Papers  






    Challenge of the week:


    Efforts are being explored to make tracking the spread of the outbreak easier. 


    What does this mean for our privacy? And what happens after things return to normal?


    Mobile data tracking:


    Some Countries Are Taking Social Distancing More Seriously Than Others 


    BBC Video: Mobile data helps Norway track cases






    Google and Apple plans for notifications when coming into contact with someone infected:


    David Pogue Tweet


    The Guardian: NHS in ststatusandoff with Apple and Google over coronavirus tracing 


    The Guardian: But what happens afterwards






    And finally… 


    Clowns without borders wins inaugural Kindness Awards


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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!


    If you want to get more involved in our community, you can join our Slack channel or sign up to our newsletter. Just visit TechforGood.Live to find out how.


    Thanks to the wonderful podcast.co for hosting us in a beautiful mirrored studio. Which you can’t see. But it is pretty. If you want to create a podcast, you can find everything you need on their website.


    We’d also like to thank Happy Porch for their sponsorship which will allow us to have our episodes transcribed, helping us be more inclusive and accessible. Happy Porch provide strategy, technology and development for purpose driven organisations. You can find out more about them at happyporch.com

    • 54 min

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