Project #2: EvenHand

EvenHand is an open-source platform, connecting subject-matter experts from equity-seeking groups with event organizers for paid speaking opportunities. 

Countless studies show the importance of diversity in creating healthy, productive communities. Despite this, when it comes to events, we still see line-ups of speakers coming from similar backgrounds and experiences. That’s why EvenHand’s mission is to make Canadian events more inclusive, creating a greater sense of belonging and leading to more meaningful discussions across the country.

The technical challenge is to create an easy-to-use platform that serves both event organizers and experts, that can host hundreds of profiles and filter through them using a search option, while limiting the number of profiles that show up (to avoid ‘decision paralysis’ due to showing too many profiles).