Best in Technology

We were fortunate to be awarded “Best in Technology” at the first annual Shorty Social Good Awards last week in New York City.  It is a proud moment for myself and the FIA team, and we sincerely thank the Shorty Awards for recognizing our efforts to save lives and promote the alerts for use by communities to save lives in new and innovative ways.

As a nonprofit, volunteer organization, our purpose is to help provide local communities and innovators with access to free data that can help people during imminent threats such as child abductions and natural disasters.  We are satisfying a much-needed void as we seek out and provide ways to offer “nonprofit tech” into its future.  There are more than a dozen public and private Partners and Supporting Authorities providing FIA with technology grants and tech to help fulfill our mission.

I am thrilled to see us expand our capabilities at the AWS re:Invent Hackathon on November 28th, 2016.  AWS has been an important partner as we move this mission forward, and the cloud is bringing effective infrastructure to our abilities.  I’m looking forward to working with the hackathon volunteers and judges to create new innovations by leveraging the FIA Alert Hub.

I couldn’t be more excited about the direction of FIA and the opportunities that lie ahead as we expand our relationships to organizations that see the benefit of collaborating to save lives globally.

Written by Mickey Schwab, FIA’s Chief Technology Officer