Michigan Tech Industry & Government Policy
Amelia spoke with Senator Debbie Stabenow at a Tech Roundtable last week, discussing government policy and our education system in relation to the Michigan economy. As a local leader in web design and mobile application development, Amelia provided input on incubating Michigan businesses and educating future leaders. Other points of discussion included the SOPA and PIPA legislation, and how it affects Michigan technology businesses.
Technology and innovation are cornerstones of Michigan communities, and there is a vast potential for our future as technology grows. The event was hosted by Google and SEMPO Michigan, and the discussion included educators from Lansing Community College and SBAM representatives.
Lansing Give Camp Refresh 2012
Lansing Give Camp looked a bit different this year, as a one-day event that focused on returning nonprofit organizations. Volunteer designers, developers, and project managers spent their Saturday "refreshing" the web presence of various nonprofit organizations: fixing calendars, CSS classes, and more. Their web design and website development skills are invaluable to local nonprofit organizations.
The NAACP of Lansing membership application is now connected to PayPal, Mid-MEAC can offer a better user experience to "Smart Commutes" participants, and many of the websites have moved to a new hosting environment. A team of developers worked with the Capitol Area Humane Society to build an email alert tool for particular pet types, with an unsubscribe option once users find their next best friend.
Other nonprofits included NAMI Lansing, REACH Studio Arts, CASA, I've Got Your Backs, and Capital Collective.
We cannot send enough thanks to the people who helped make Lansing Give Camp Refresh 2012 possible: our organizers, hosts, sponsors (thank you MITN for the wonderful lunch!), and volunteers. Hope to see them and many more at upcoming Give Camp Events!