Building Apps That Change The World - Leila Janah, Samasource

 

About this video

Leila Janah, founder & CEO of Samasource, discusses how the company’s Samahub platform breaks down big data projects from large companies into small tasks and leverages an API to improve customer workflow. The company trains poor women and youth to complete these tasks from local computer centers, thereby providing an opportunity to work for those who need it most.

Key Points

  • How an API helped a small non-profit to seamlessly and cost-effectively integrate with large enterprises
  • Value in enabling clients to automatically query the status of their projects and tasks, post new jobs and receive job results

“We’ve invented a model that we call ‘micro-work’ to transform this massive stream of data into jobs for some of the world’s poorest people.”

- Leila Janah, Founder & CEO