In response to COVID-19, we at Lotus.fm have shifted our focus from music discovery to build a data-driven portal for grassroots philanthropy, helping people give where the need is greatest. Learn more at GivingMap.org.
Read founder Tess Gadwa’s newest article in The Startup—“Actionable Data: Where Design and Data Science Converge.”
“What actionable data does is take a measurable, quantifiable data set and connect it to specific calls to action. In essence, it presents you with new information and instead of leaving you to mull (or stew) it provides you with ways to respond. The goal is always to empower users.”
“What if you could donate to a nonprofit whose boots are on the ground right where they’re most needed this week? You can, thanks to Tess Gadwa’s GivingMap.org, whose software visualizes the latest John Hopkins geographic data on the pandemic, and links to Charity Navigator to identify and donate to reputable organizations…”
On August 27, Lotus.fm founder Tess Gadwa was featured on the Software Agents podcast from Cloudbees.
The interactive, data-driven grassroots philanthropy portal known as Giving Map [formerly Greenslate.us] launched today. Giving Map uses the latest COVID-19 data to show the areas of the country most severely impacted by the pandemic; visitors can give in any of 10 nonprofit categories.
Lotus.fm Product Architect Tess Gadwa will speak at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 8. Her topic:
Discovery without Marketing. In the digital age we have lost something: the experience of browsing in a vast record shop or bookstore, discovering intriguing choices next to familiar ones. We are inundated by information, but most remains unseen. Lotus Petal Architecture reveals this invisible information.
Coronavirus Update: All SXSW and Massachusetts Peace & Rhythm Events have been cancelled. Please inquire with the organizers regarding the other events. Thank you, use good judgment, and be safe!
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