Mi Parque – Little Village is a bilingual placemaking web application that helps residents of Little Village ensure that our new park is maintained as a vibrant safe, open and healthy green space for the community.
To learn more go to miparquelv.wordpress.com/
Open Youth Networks -
An outreach program at Columbia College Chicago’s Interactive Arts and Media Department
Through mentorship and hands-on training, Open Youth Networks puts young innovators in intergenerational collaboration with industry leaders, artists and designers to create innovative software applications, games, and interaction media that educate, engage and inform. Open Youth Networksworks to shrink the digital participation gap among females in the fields of social media, computer programming, software development and game design and prepare young women to successfully pursue college studies and careers in technology intensive fields. The program achieves this by creating innovative projects with a public purpose and by directly engaging students in a real life team-based experiences that apply technological solutions to real community and social challenges.
The all women development team consists of five students from Columbia College’s Interactive Arts and Media Department, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois at Chicago. The young women are mentored by experienced women software engineers from Pearson Publishing, Orbitz, Hubbard One/Thomson Reuters and Motorola Solutions.
Student Development Team
Elisa Baker, Columbia College
Shauna Martin, IIT
Divya Muppa, UIC
Geena Sondy, Columbia College
Caitlin Wirth, Columbia College
Volunteer Development Team and Mentors
Pallavi Anderson, Senior Staff Research Engineer, Motorola Solutions
Emily Echevarria, Software Engineer, Orbitz
Mindy Faber, Academic Manager, Columbia College
Silvana Favaretto, Designer
Padmini Jyotishmati, Web Developer, Hubbard One/Thomson Reuters
Ji Lucas, Sr. Software Engineer, Pearson VUE
Sheila Miguez, Software Engineer, Orbitz
Lijuan Yang, Software Engineer, Orbitz
Additional Support Provided by:
Bill Guschwan, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College
Janell Baxter, Associate Chair, Columbia College