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Dev Radio Full Interview

"Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes the team from Urban Refuge as they describe how they worked with a team of Microsoft Technical Evangelists to help create this cross-platform app using Xamarin."

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Professor Lori Discusses her work with Pearson Degrees Digital Magazine

"Noora says she’s been inspired by the passion her students bring to the project. “They started out saying ‘How on earth are we going to build an app? We don’t know anything about coding or tech!’ They’ve since learned how to tap into their own networks, building allies throughout BU and from larger organizations who are willing to help… and even code.” 

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Boston Network for International Development Interviews Noora Lori and Vicky Kelberer

"The number one take away I have from this project is to eliminate the words “I cannot” from my vocabulary. Whenever you’re asked if you can do something you say yes because you can always learn." 

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Urban Refuge Getting Attention down in Miami, FL! 

"Francesca Paranzino y sus compañeras de la Universidad de Boston estaban “un poco cansadas” de trabajar sólo con teorías. Por eso cuando en una de sus clases les pidieron analizar cómo se podría usar la tecnología para ayudar a las personas que buscan refugio en otros países, ellas decidieron ir más allá."

Urban Refuge feature in Bostonia

“We would use the students’ creativity and new technologies, bring in alumni, consult with an entire network of businessmen and -women with expertise in technical fields.” The result far exceeded her expectations.

We are grateful for the continued support of Microsoft in helping us to develop technology for social good!

“Most of the students have graduated and have demanding, full-time jobs, but none of us are stopping,” says the class’ teacher, Noora Lori, an assistant professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. “The ultimate goal is helping people.”