Recently, HiDef attended the Harvard International Development Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School, which was ironically titled “The End of Development.” The keynote speakers were inspiring, the crowd was eager to change the world, and the message was clear: International Development is at the beginning of a new era. It must adapt to new expectations, advancing technologies, a new generation of leaders, and a new set of goals. Continue Reading
Last Thursday I took some time away from my Producer duties to attend an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion at the 2013 Wharton Social Impact Conference in San Francisco. From wisdom for impact investing to risk mitigation in social enterprise, here are 21 takeaways from two panels. Continue Reading
Deep in the psyche of every employee at HiDef is a drive to do something of value. In our day to day we do this when we partner with organizations to act as catalysts to their mission using our skills in product strategy, design, & development. Our secret weapon in our service line up is not a particular technology or process, however. It’s a mindset. Continue Reading
At HiDef we have three core teams that make things happen: the Creative Team, the Tech Team and the Partner Solutions Team.
While the first two are fairly straightforward, Partner Solutions is not a title you hear everyday or find at every organization.
The most important thing about choosing a team name or title is ensuring it reflects your job both internally and externally. Continue Reading
As part of our CauseLabs program, HiDeffers get the chance to sharpen their skills every two months by working on rapid one-day projects that improve a process, prove a concept, or test a new technology. For over two years, Lab Days have helped us maintain cutting edge services, an engaged staff, and a sharp corporate mind.
We use Lab Days to set our staff loose and innovate. March 22′s Lab Day was no different, featuring ten HiDeffers tackling five projects all showing demoable results by the end of day. Take a look at the day’s festivities and let us know if they spark any of your own ideas! Continue Reading