So did you miss the the recent ROI Summit? You know that annual gathering of 120 young Jewish innovators and leaders from around the world? Well have no fear! You can go to the ROI120 Web site and read various blog posts about what went down, and Haaretz even covered one of the technology showcases:
A communications overload brought down the internet connection on Tuesday at Jerusalem’s Hebrew Union College. The surge came from room 104, where the summit’s 20 computer fanatics were trying to simultaneously connect their laptops to the Web to demonstrate their online inventions. After finally connecting, the computer lovers pitched ideas on how to eclipse online anti-Semitic content, use Anglo blogs to have fun in Jerusalem, help organizations maintain a more professional-looking online presence, and use computer animation to get African-American rap singer and retired drug dealer 50 Cent to teach about Passover… The session was part of the Third Annual ROI Global Summit for Young Jewish Innovators – a week-long conference for 120 people from 28 countries deemed to be “engaged in projects with potential to change the face of the world,” as stated in the invitation.
The article featured projects by Harry Rubenstein and Jerusalemite.net, William Levin and his Web site Shabot6000, Ori Neidich who does Web consulting for small non-profits and Dr. Andre Oboler, an expert in combating online anti-Semitism who talked about Google search engine optimization and how it can be used to diminish the reach of hate sites on the Internet.
Check out the rest of the article at Haaretz.com.