It was a photo of a little girl riding a bike amongst the ruins of the Japanese Tsunami that moved me the most.
Caught up in the emotion of their photos and stories, I offered to build an iPhone app for a non-profit, using their data to help tell their story.
In reality, despite a career in web software, I knew little about mobile apps, cloud computing, or data for good causes.
But I learned, and transformed because of it.
This talk tells that story, stopping along the way to notice the surprising benefits of side projects, what motivates us, what helps us grow, and how all organizations are changing through data today.