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Technology For Impact Fellowship
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
FSD's staff is severely limited by the manual processes when accepting applications, coordinating with field teams and collecting information. The focus of this project is to identify bottle necks in the process and create a fully automated system in Salesforce for the staff in San Francisco and a place for field teams to interact with the system with limited access to internet and little technology experience.
design and develop the web layout for applicant profiles after they submit an application. This will be in the form of user profiles where applicants can change application information, access information pertinent to their program and report back on the progress if accepted. The fellowship team will also be responsible for creating a very simple web form that can be understood by field teams with limited access to technology to automate the process of uploading information on sustainability projects into Salesforce.
PROJECT: INTERACTIVE MAP
Village Enterprise has focused their efforts on Kenya and Uganda to impact people living in under the extreme poverty line ($1.25/day). The geographic significance is hard to picture for donors, volunteers and partners 8,000 miles away here in the United States. The solution is to integrate an interactive map of Kenya and Uganda onto Village Enterprise's website, so that visitors can explore the work they do and familiarize themselves with the local business mentor on each dot displayed on the map.
Village Enterprise currently uses a mobile application that integrates with the cloud to store collected information on each business and program they support. Currently they have a WordPress website. The data first needs to be taken off of their internal database, where it can be pulled out in CSV files, and added to a WordPress database. The fellowship team will create a new database in WordPress that can link directly to the mobile application in the field used to collect information. The fellowship team will also be responsible for the integration of the map onto the website, and creating the process of keeping the map updated by Village Enterprise staff and field teams.
Interested students with experience in any of the following may apply here:
Details may be found at our website www.tfi-fellowship.org