Hackers invited to develop collaboration tools

July 3, 2013 by  

Tata Communications will host a special forum next week that will encourage hackers to develop new methods of collaboration, thereby enhancing teamwork and appealing to people in general.

The Future of Collaboration Hackathon 2013 will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 12, at Nest Gsv, 425 Broadway Street in Redwood City, just under half an hour from Hayward.

The problem to overcome is the fact that many designs are created for communicating with technology, but they fail to catch on and the users resort to the old tried and true techniques. Tata Communications is hoping that the group of hackers will be able to develop new methods of communication that will continue to appeal to users.

Meanwhile, in Berkeley, ‘Innovate Berkeley: Sustainable Economic Development – East Bay Social Innovation Dinners’ will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 10, at the David Brower Center. These dinners are informal gatherings designed to bring leaders together to share ideas about entrepreneurial activity.

Guest speaker is Mike Zuckerman, co-founder of Freespace and UIX Global Creative Director. Zuckerman is a self-proclaimed culture hacker who pushes the boundaries. His current venture is an experiment to attract civic hacks in his 14,000 square foot warehouse in the Central Market District of San Francisco.

The featured chef for the event is Hiroo Nagahara, founder of the HN2 Pop-Up restaurant and creator of the Chairman food truck. Digital business cards are a great way to stay in touch with innovators in the industry.