Things

Things – enabled and promoted social technology for social change in Istanbul, Turkey.

In TechSoup Europe we mix the crowd of different backgrounds and expertise and build peer-to  peer communities, which inspire and support learning by doing. It is thanks to the community that innovation becomes really social.

Goals of the Things project:

  1. Build a sustainable community of young people, developers, activists and NGOs in Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Crowdsource and incubate applications which serve social good

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OUTCOMES

1.
200 students and graduates from Istanbul, 30 NGOs working with youth, IT networks (from Turkcell to CoderDojo) and activists engaged in the entire process

2.
87 crowdsourced ideas, 3 winning projects:

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3.
Things lives on
Things community in Istanbul continues to meet and exchange ideas.
• An informal group inspired by Things in another Turkish city – Ankara has kicked-off their meetings.
• Things was nominated to the Deutsche Welle Award for the Best of Online Activism 2015

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OUTPUTS

1.
Online and offline community building methodology:
A timeline including:

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2.
An international and diverse team working together:

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Founders

Things would not happen if it wasn’t for the generous support of our funders:

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