Arthur Grau IV
Motivated by a belief that better communication and better collaboration will move us healthily through the challenges at hand. Based on past experience, I see learning and technology combined with community action is the way to move forward. Currently at work building a dedicated community of designers, technologists and investors to create applications for public purpose with Applications for Good at One Economy. Previously I led the design and implementation of One Economy's Digital Connectors national curriculum and educator trainings. We designed, developed and built partnerships for the suite of online tools to implement the program nationally, including the curriculum website, Connectors Club and Digi-Staffing. Prior to One Economy, served as Program Director with Just Think, bringing media literacy into schools and enrichment programs. Just Think continues to develop on The Public Internet Channel. From 2005-2010 volunteered as learning design consultant and project mentor with the Southeast Asian Leadership Network based at Stanford. The network produces and delivers student-led service work every summer in Southeast Asia.
My Super Powers:
Rubberband Flexibility, BS X-Ray Vision, Design Mind, Cooperation Expert
Moving forward on civic engagement with CAAM
February 16, 2012At Applications for Good we are proud to support other agencies as they help people thrive in diverse circumstances of life. We understand that media plays a vital role informing, inspiring and educating people to make positive change. To this end we co-authored a Challenge Brief withCenter for Asian American Media to develop a mobile engagement app that will accompany ... more
Salon.com talks apps for shadow economy.
January 19, 2012Andrew Leonard for Salon.com Could the right smartphone app help bring light to the shadow economy? The Department of Labor thinks so. Last May, the DoL announced the release of a new iPhone app: Timesheet. The purpose of the app is to help combat the off-the-books plague of “wage theft” — the increasingly common practice in which employers shortchange ... more
2012, The year of code?
January 6, 2012Now for anyone who wants to build Applications for Good there is a simple solution. CodeAcademy is asking you to commit to a lesson per week for 2012 at CodeYear. They are offering lessons in a stepped progression so that anyone can learn. A fantastic opportunity for people of all walks of life to dig ... more
More americans have a mobile phone than a passport?
December 20, 2011Might as well build a free mobile site… A boon for small business owners and the underserved, who traditionally are using mobile phones to access the internet, introducing Google’s GoMo. Now without coding, anyone can build a mobile splash page too. According to Google’s GoMo loading page, “more Americans own a phone than have a passport”. So ... more
New gaming academy partners with us to make games for good
December 12, 2011If you believe games and social gaming may have a hand to play in the building a better tomorrow, the “The Games Academy” may be the place for you. Offered by Papaya Mobile and hosted at Parisoma in San Francisco, this three-month accelerated program for game developers is looking to create the next top-grossing social game ... more
How will recruiters use social networks?
October 26, 2011According to a recent Mashable post based on the research of reppler.com, 90% of recruiters use some kind of social media to screen candidates. What does this mean for a person who does not have a digital profile? How will this affect their job seeking and ability to land an interview? In our jobs need ... more
One Economy 2011 Gala: November 3rd at the Newseum
October 13, 2011Program On Thursday, November 3, 2011, One Economy will highlight Technology and Education and celebrate 11 Years of improving the lives of low-income people at its Annual Gala at theNewseum in Washington, DC. One Economy has always brought technology and media together for a purpose. This year, One Economy will highlight how technology and media are ... more
NYC BigApps 3.0 announced
October 12, 2011Tech developers with an appetite for official New York City data are about to have a field day. Tuesday night, at the monthly industry gathering known as the New York Tech Meetup, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of BigApps 3.0, the latest round of the annual competition for the best Web or mobile applications ... more
Trac FM: SMS response to broadcast media for the masses
October 7, 2011Interactive radio talk-shows are popular public debate in Uganda. TRAC FM builds on the success of these shows to help everyone keep track of public services such as, ”reporting on teacher absenteeism, availability of text books, drug stock outs, waiting time at clinics, teacher payments, election proceedings, functionality of water points, potholes etc.” According to ... more