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SXSW 2014 Interactive Festival 205 2014 DEWEY AWARDS DEWEY WINBURNE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS AND OPEN AIR AWARDS CEREMONY A teacher and one of the original co-founders of the SXSW Interactive Festival, Dewey Winburne worked to train at-risk youth to make use of digital technology. Dewey believed that the new media revolution could help level the playing field between the haves and the have-nots in our society. Although Dewey passed away in 1999, his legacy continues via the lives of the many digital creatives he touched. Each spring, SXSW Interactive honors his vision with the Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards. In this ceremony, 10 community do-gooders are recognized for their use of digital technology to help others. The Dewey Awards celebrates the spirit of community in Austin that we think is unique to SXSW. Curious about how we selected these honorees? Most were nominated via the SXSW scholarship program. An Austin-based committee reviewed all scholarship nominees with an eye to the qualities of community, compassion, care, education, and positive energy that Dewey brought to his tenure at SXSW. Learn more at The individuals below represent the values of helping people through technology that Dewey Winburne exemplified in his own life's work. 2014 Dewey Winburne Community Service Honorees TONY CARR • CAPE TOWN, ZA Carr is a South African educational technologist based in the Cen- tre for Educational Technology at University of Cape Town. Carr applied the core principles that govern the design of the net to build e/merge Africa. This peer network is made of African education- al technologists in African higher education institutions that are interested in applying educational technology in their work in Africa. STEPHANIE DOWNS • ST LOUIS, MO Downs is an entrepreneur turned social activist. In 1999, she founded MarKomm, a marketing firm that would be the first of four businesses she has developed. In 2009, Downs co-founded FiXiT, a non-profit focused on using creative solutions to bring an end to pet overpopula- tion, and in 2012 she founded Voolla, an online marketplace that turns volunteered skills into money for charities. MARIE DUFFY • DUBLIN, IE Duffy is an award-winning journalist, passionate mental health ac- tivist and blogger. She is the editor of, an independent, youth-led Irish charity working to empower young people between the ages of 16- to 25-years-old to create personal and social change. Duffy has spoken at numerous conferences alongside the Dalai Lama and former UN commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. GWENDOLYN FLOYD • BROOKLYN, NY Floyd co-founded Soko, Africa's first mobile marketplace, an e-com- merce platform that connects mobile-enabled artisans from devel- oping countries directly to web-based consumers. Soko, a women- owned and operated social enterprise, has developed the first online marketplace that enables artisans to post and sell their products online, even if they lack access to a computer or a bank account. RAYMAR HAMPSHIRE • WASHINGTON, DC Hampshire is an advocate for increasing higher education access and affordability. He channels this passion as the co-founder and CEO of SponsorChange, a social enterprise that provides college students and graduates the ability to secure funding to pay down their student loan debt in exchange for skill-based service at non-profits. SponsorChange has been profiled on CNN, BusinessWeek and CBS Sunday Morning. MARK HORVATH • NEW YORK, NY In 2008, Horvath, now known to many as @hardlynormal, set out to film the stories of America's homeless and share them with as many people as possible on Since then, he has become an internationally recognized activist and ambassador for the mil- lions of individuals and families who reside in shelters, motels, tents along the streets and under highway bridges across the country. NOELINE KIRABO • KAMPALA, UG Kirabo is executive director at Kyusa. Kyusa is committed to pro- viding quality alternative education for school dropouts ages 18 to 25-years-old through the use of free online resources. Kyusa believes that free online education is a means of ensuring that every young person finds a path to their educational goals, in a way that recognizes their strengths and values. GEORGE LUC • AUSTIN, TX Luc is co-founder and CEO of GivePulse, a civic marketplace that matches people to causes and enables nonprofits, events, compa- nies and groups to manage volunteers and donors in one central community. Luc is a TEDxAustin speaker, a White House Champion for Change, and a firm believer that everyone has the potential to contribute to any community issue and problem. ALEJANDRO MAZA • MEXICO CITY, MX Maza is founder / director of OPI, a people-centered social enter- prise with a mission to revolutionize the way governments and citizens interact. OPI's team has developed ways to motivate the po- litically disengaged and the marginalized, and establish permanent "knowledge communities" with retention rates close to 70 percent. OPI works in some of Mexico's most conflictive areas. CLARA TSAO • LOS ANGELES, CA Tsao is founder / CEO of the startup Travel Angel, an online plat- form that uses the crowdsourcing of airline mileage points to empower social entrepreneurs to travel abroad to launch and scale their social-good initiatives. Tsao is currently the executive director of the Congressional App Challenge, a program of US Congress focused on democratizing Computer Science and STEM Education. FREE and Open to the Public Badges Not Required Thursday, March 6 at 7:00pm St. David's Church: 301 E 8 th Street Music by The Altered Five Appetizers and beverages provided Presented by SXSW Interactive & Knowbility • INTERACTIVE EVENTS

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