2012 marks GE’s second year at SXSW. Once again, it was an awesome week of networking, learning and libations. Now that South By ‘12 is winding down, here are a few of our favorite scenes from the week.
Rain, rain, so much rain. In an unusual turn of events, the first days of SXSW were almost completely rained out. Tents were erected, pedicabs were shielded in plastic and conference-goers scurried from panel to panel (or simply stayed inside, close to an outlet).
We’re excited to announce that our Executive Director, David Saltzman, has been named one of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders for the third year in a row by The NonProfit Times. The top 50 were selected “for the impact they have now and for the innovative plans they are putting in place to evolve the charitable sector.” Congrats, boss!
Robin Hood has been nominated in the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards for our Lady Gaga Facebook campaign supporting New York City teens living in poverty. The Do Something Awards honor social change and challenge young people to support causes they care about. Vote for Robin Hood through August 14.
ReCraft Your Ride: Carbon Fiber Bike HMK 561
Unlike of many other concepts electric bicycle concept HMK 561 from Ralf Kittmann took home an iF Design Award for some seriously forward thinking. Cyclists HMK 561 is made of conductive carbon fiber, which is not only an excellent conductor of electricity, but also acts as a capacitor that can store energy. This energy is obtained by converting the mechanical energy into electrical energy in each mobile connection of mechanism. The resulting energy fed to the engine and lights. And there is already a working prototype!