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22 June 2020 – Speaker Series: Empowering communities in Mexico through democratization of data and technologies

22 June 2020 – Speaker Series: Empowering communities in Mexico through democratization of data and technologies

Join us for our next WDS-ECR Quarterly Speaker Series.

Talk: Empowering communities in Mexico through democratization of data and technologies

Presenter: Juan Isaac Gámez Badouin, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National Technological Institute of Mexico and Associate Professor at the Sonora Institute of Technology (ITSON)

Monday, June 22, 2020, 13:00 UTC

The recording of the webinar is now available on YouTube.

About the Talk
Isaac Badouin will share with us various initiatives that he has led and collaborated on to democratize the use of technology and data to empower Mexican students, professors, entrepreneurs, and the government. Since 2016, he has served as Sonora Chapter President of Tomate Valley Entrepreneur—an NGO dedicated to the diffusion and democratization of technology through hackathons, workshops and other events. He has organized various free and locally accessible technological and data oriented events such as Open Data Day, "Open Data Cajeme", "Culiacán Inteligente (Smart cities)", "Hackathon Sinaloa AgTech (Agriculture hackathon)", NASA Data Bootcamp, NASA International Space Apps Challenge, Arduino Day, Data Beers, Civic Hack Nights, TEDxNáinari. Isaac will also highlight his work on two COVID-19 related projects:
• Tit for Tat: an economic recovery platform for Mexico in the face of a pandemic, which won first place at the 2020 Talent Hackathon @Home
• Monitor Sonora: Independent public COVID-19 data and maps dashboard displaying useful information and news focused on the State of Sonora, Mexico.

About our Speaker
Isaac is a Mexico-based environmental science engineer. He works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics in the Sonora Institute of Technology and at the Department of Geoscience in the National Technological Institute of Mexico. He is also Research and Development Director at Media Aerea Drone Solutions where he uses IA to detect objects in electrical networks. Isaac completed a two-year International program in innovation and sustainability in Sonora from the Department of Environmental Health of the Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health and obtained a Master's degree in Natural Resources from ITSON. Isaac enjoys working on citizen science and data science projects with his students to address local topics of interest such as beekeeping, crime, air quality, aquaculture, and agriculture.