XStudio 2012



ADIAS Cultural Heritage Archive and Travelling Exhibit

This project aims to build an invaluable and accessible online and offline resource / repository, archive, library, museum and educational media productions based on the lives, workings and research, by and about blacks in the ASTEM fields.  This includes a multimedia travelling exhibit and related products for sale.

ADIAS Technology Platform

The ADIAS Platform is the collection of tools that the ADIAS site runs on. These tools include ADIAS’ status as Amazon Associates, Dipity, MIT METAMEDIA,and MySQL. These tools are used together to present the accomplishments of minorities in the ASTEM fields.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

CRM is a project of RRTN’s Digital Newsroom. The purpose is to centralize all contacts of RRTN into a single master contact database using MySQL, a desktop application, and cloud services. The goal is to integrate contact information from at least 15 locations such as  personal business cards, distribution lists, DYMO Cardscan, ScanBizCards.com, Gmail, Constant Contact, Intuit QuickBooks Online, IBM SmartCloud (formerly LotusLive), ADIAS Dipity Timelines, Microsoft Excel, Social Communities (Caribbean Access, Facebook, LinkedIn, RRTN.net, and Twitter) and mobile devices. This project includes writing APIs and scripts; and creating an open-source database. The goal is to manage currently 3,000+ contacts with an annually growth rate of 19%.

Digital Newsroom

Working with journalists and technologists to develop and implement a customer relationship management system as well as develop and improve new communications, including web publishing. This project is to create a digital newsroom to document and advocate black culture in science, technology. This includes websites, TV shows, social media platforms, and RSS Feeds. Students are learning how to use applications such as Constant Contact and Word Press.

Open Course Exchange

A unique virtual marketplace of multimedia courses related to ASTEM, entrepreneurship, and black cultural history, created by youth, educators, and professionals from around the world.  RRTN is partnering with Apple, Brainshark, IBM Lotus, and Socrato to create the platform on which these courses will be delivered.

Resource Development and Finance

Creating executive presentations, proposals, grants, and financial reports for Board of Directors, Executive Leadership, and sponsors.  Cultivating new sponsors.

Technology Venture Start-ups

Working with new venture start-ups to develop and design new technology- oriented businesses, products, and services, includes business plan development, prototyping, partner relations, and market research.

X Labs

XStudio-in-a-Box is a virtual packaging of the XStudio experience – students in nodal sites around the world will be able to connect to the RRTN network using a server loaded with tools necessary to learn about entrepreneurship and technology development.

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