Join us this Tuesday at 6pm at Chicago Hack Night, "a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public good." We'll do a short presentation on HourVoice along with Ryan Fischer, CEO of 20spokes, our development agency. You'll also [...]
HourVoice has been invited by the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy to participate in their annual invitation-only conference (still not entirely sure how we got invited). We'll be showcasing HourVoice at the "poster session" at the conclusion of the meeting. They've got a great list of speakers, including long-time acquaintance Tom [...]
HourVoice spent most of today at IMSA, the International Motor Sports Associ – no, wait, the Illinois Math & Science Academy, in Aurora. The morning was spent evaluating presentations from five sophomore Student Leadership Exchange teams focused on social enterprises (SocEnt). If [...]
HourVoice had the honor of being interviewed by Theresa Dear on her WVON radio show, Let's Get to Work. Founder/CEO Don Chartier and Advisor Vincent Thomas put on "the cans" (headphones), took some listener calls, and in general had a wonderful time talking with Theresa, who certainly knows how to put people at [...]
HourVoice just completed a two-day dissection of its business model by mentors at The Workers Lab, and I think we survived. Through some very lucky networking (thanks to Aaron Sojourner of U of Minnesota), we heard about the opportunity just the day before the deadline, and hustled up an application. HourVoice [...]
Kati Sipp, driving force behind Hack the Union, graciously agreed to interview me (Don) about HourVoice through the miracle of Internet video and Google Hangouts. Let's just say I'm not a cinematographer, and you might want to just listen rather than watch. With those disclaimers, can see/hear the interview here.
We conducted a focus group of hourly workers the other night, and while we're still crunching the data, our initial impressions are that we're on track and developing a service that people are eager to use. I was struck by how resourceful the participants were in finding work in today's economy -- one woman [...]
HourVoice™ has been chosen as one of three "client" projects that Loyola University students in Gezinus Hidding's System Requirements class will work on. Loyola is a particularly appropriate school to work on HourVoice because "Social justice is at the core of Loyola University Chicago's mission". We're thrilled to be working with [...]