Author Archives: Yasmin Ranade

The
Poverty Hackathon: Toronto and Nairobi, November 20-22

By Yasmin Ranade
The
Poverty Hackathon is a Devs Without Borders 28-hour event that brings charitable minded developers from Toronto and Nairobi together – simultaneously – to build web and mobile applications in education, business and farming for people living in rural and impoverished areas in East Africa. The winning solution gets real exposure, and will be implemented by Free The Children in rural Kenya.

‘Top Woman in Cloud’ to be named this month by CloudNOW

By Yasmin Ranade
In a friendly, pitch-style competition event that will take place on September 24th at Menlo Park, CA (Cuckoo’s Nest Club), CloudNOW will name the winner of the Top Ten Women in Cloud Award. The CloudNOW awards recognize 10 outstanding women in cloud and converging technology.

Call for Voting: Women in Open Source Award

By Yasmin Ranade
Red Hat judges have narrowed down more than 100 nominations to 10 finalists for its Women in Open Source Award, which recognizes the contributions that women are making in the open source movement. And, now it’s time for the public to cast its vote to name the winners. Voting is open through March 6th.

Is Mobile Job Search The Way Forward?

By Yasmin Ranade
Canadian entrepreneur and Wirkn founder/CEO, Derek Szeto, thinks so. His mobile job search and recruitment platform is novel and ‘candidate-centric’. I asked Derek about his business and his vision to bring together employment search success, mobile and social media.