Learn CAMH Education: 5Qs with a Thought Spot Project Manager

Published on August 11th, 2016 | from CAMH Education

5Qs with a Thought Spot Project Manager

For our final Thought Spot Summer Workshop 5Qs interview, we’re talking to Daryl about his role as a project manager with Thought Spot.

Check in with us next week as we wrap up the series.

Who are you and what is your position at CAMH?

My name is Daryl Boshart and I am a Content Developer with CAMH Education.

What project are you currently involved with?

Thought Spot. In the Fall of 2015, I had the opportunity to co-facilitate the inaugural meeting of the new student advisory group for Thought Spot, and begin our collaboration with the students who are now helping steer the optimization of the Thought Spot platform.

Thought Spot app demo during initial development

What is the goal of this project?

Many of Thought Spot’s complementary goals are related to the ideas of community and empowerment.

Thought Spot’s methodology is based on Participatory Action Research, which is an agency-promoting research and development strategy that is shaped by, with, and for people affected by a specific issue. As such, co-creation, community and relationship-building, and the promotion of critical awareness that leads to self, collective, and social change are a few of the goals of the project.

Who is this project geared toward?

The Thought Spot project as it currently exists is focused on post-secondary students in the GTA. However, the Thought Spot technology is scalable, and its reach can in theory be expanded by populating the platform with geo-specific data from any given area, and allowing local students to crowd-source resources within their own communities.

Where can someone get more information about your project?

Go to mythoughtspot.ca to learn more.

Follow Thought Spot on social media: Look for @mythoughtspot on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

You can pick up Thought Spot: The App, free for iPhone or Android device.

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