With non-profit organizations rethinking their strategies, local development programs and their own role in a changing world, Matthijs Nederveen and Samantha van den Bos believe the sharing economy is a topic, or a tool worth exploring. That's what we did on the 2nd of February. We came together and explored the current state, the development, opportunities and challenges of the collaborative economy in the global south at our shareNL home, in collaboration with The Spindle. And we did more than talking. Some good ideas were presented, and will be further developed. Read the full report by Elena Presas Batlló. (thank you!)
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This weekend was a legendary one, for me personally, and I think for the other 399 and more people in the Big Building in Groningen too. It was the World’s biggest blockchain hackathon, and the first hackathon I witnessed. More than 50 multidisciplinary teams and 100 coaches - Jedi’s - got together to build a new operational system for our society. Read the full experience here.
By Samantha van den Bos
With a world around us transforming by the second, it is very unlikely we are able to predict the future our children will grow up in. To prepare for this uncertain reality, children should be handed not only the right tools and skills to be able to manoeuvre their way through - such as the use of tablets, 3D printing, coding, design thinking - , but they should also be equipped with the right 21st Century mindset. Read more...