From the editor: As we watched news reports of hurricanes, earthquakes, and flooding disasters from the past few months, we at WhiteHat Magazine asked ourselves what technology was doing to build resilience in developing areas–and what it could do to help disaster-struck areas to recover. Our Fall 2017 edition, “Disaster and Development” is the result of these conversations. But technology is not the only answer in disaster situations, of course. That’s why until December 31st, we will be donating 10% of every new subscription to Puerto Rico hurricane recovery efforts. – Chrisella Herzog, Editor in Chief Read the full...Read More
Author: Chrisella Herzog
On this episode of Bosses Who Brunch, Chrisella sat down with Paola Belingheri, the CEO and one of the co-founders of IceCream Team. Paola was in Salt Lake City as part of the Young Transatlantic Leaders Innovation Initiative, a program from the US Department of State and the German Marshall Fund that provides exchange opportunities for innovators and leaders in Europe and the United States. The IceCream Team is based in the Rome area of Italy, and their platform combines sustainable tourism with scientific research and citizen science with the goal of saving the glaciers. Learn more about IceCream Team here. Bosses Who Brunch is a project by WhiteHat Magazine, and is supported by our readers and listeners. To support the podcast, sign up to become a...Read More
This week on Bosses Who Brunch, Chrisella sat down with Johan Juul Jensen, the CEO and co-founder of Mobilized Construction. Johan was in Salt Lake City as part of the Young Transatlantic Leaders Innovation Initiative, a program from the US Department of State and the German Marshall Fund that provides exchange opportunities for innovators and leaders in Europe and the United States. Mobilized Construction is working on making our infrastructure a little bit smarter, by using technology and data to monitor road quality. Then, using micro public-private partnerships, the company was able to bring their solution into rural areas of Uganda to not only fix roads in remote areas but also to create jobs. Learn more about Mobilized Construction here. Bosses Who Brunch is a project by WhiteHat Magazine, and is supported by our readers and listeners. To support the podcast, sign up to become a...Read More
WhiteHat Magazine is seeking articles to be published in our Fall 2017 edition: Disaster + Development. Articles should look at the intersection of international development, climate disasters, and technology or innovations being used to mitigate or avoid natural or manmade disasters. We are looking for writing that is well-researched but conversational (as opposed to academic) in tone. Articles should be original and not have been previously published in any other format — print or online. Articles may address topics including, but not limited to: Technology used in the global refugee crisis; Innovations and technology meant to address global climate change; Innovations and technology helping first responders and rescue workers; Innovations that are being used to advance countries toward the SDGs; Analysis of public private partnerships to address the SDGs; Issues around the intersection of technology and human rights; Addressing the rising occurrence of disease or death from climate change and disasters. Please avoid wonky or insider language, and remember that you are writing for a global audience. Do not include footnotes, endnotes, or a list of references. Hyperlinks are welcome; however, please do not use Wikipedia as a reference. Before submitting, please read our submission guidelines! Article pitches should be submitted through this form. Pitches are due by October 6, 2017. Final drafts are due October 15,...Read More
‘WTF’ is a new column from WhiteHat Magazine, documenting the weird things on the internet that make you just go wtf. Congratulations to the Salt Lake County Republican Party for being so weird they beat out the rest of the internet to be our first entry. If you feel like Twitter was draining all of your attention these past few months, you aren’t alone. Since President Trump has entered office and turned to his personal Twitter account for policy announcements and musings, politicians of all stripes have reexamined their use of the social media platform. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)...Read More
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