Managing Director, StoryCorps
Dean Haddock is the Managing Director of Digital & Technical Innovation for StoryCorps, the national oral history project--one of the largest collections of human voices ever assembled--and popular NPR/PBS broadcast. He and his team design and build apps, websites and other platforms to further StoryCorps' mission of recording and preserving the stories of everyday people across the US and around the world. Most recently Dean led StoryCorps' 2015 $1m TED Prize initiative to build a mobile app and platform that anyone can use to record and archive oral history interviews permanently at the Library of Congress. He is a Nieman Foundation Visiting Fellow, a Knight Foundation Prototype Fund awardee, a two-time Google Fellow to the Personal Democracy Forum and a civic hacktivist.
The Story of an App: How StoryCorps Built and Launched the StoryCorps.me Beta Platform and What We've Learned So Far
Dean Haddock shares the story of the StoryCorps app, from early prototypes to the TED Prize and beyond.