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In mere hours here in the United States, we'll officially begin our 4th of July Independence Day festivities. These days, since we've been reunited in friendship with our former imperial overlords in Britain for many generations, the tradition revolves around spending a day relaxing around the grill with friends and family before capping it all off with massive pyrotechnic displays and hoping none of them cause anyone to lose a limb or burn down a forest.
But our fearless leader Carl Esposti is celebrating from afar this year, from the Crowdsourcing Conference in Sao Paulo, which is just now wrapping up. He sent along this photo from Brazil and we're posting it here as our way of saying Happy 4th of July, Canada Day, Bastille Day and whatever else you're celebrating wherever you are this month. There's probably more we should be remembering, but we're still recovering from the the July 2nd celebration of "I Forgot Day" (yes, that's a real thing.)
Pictured: Some of the speakers and guests from the 2nd annual Latin American Crowdsourcing Conference in Sao Paulo. From the left: CHARLES FREWEN - Arborem; CARL ESPOSTI - Crowdsourcing.org/massolution; PIA ERKINHEIMO, Head of Crowdsourcing, from Nokia's Crowdcourcing&Innovation team, CTO Office. Pia is responsible for building up systematic idea crowdsourcing capability for Nokia; DAVID HARVILICZ, co-founder and CEO of When You Wish.com a new Los Angeles-based crowdfunding site; Carl Amorim, Crowdsourcing consultant and conference team member; MARINA MIRANDA (Conference organizer); SYLVIA VANNINI (guest of David Harvilicz); SHAUN ABRAHAMSON – Ceo + social production engineer @ mutopo.com. seed investor @ eigen-value.com; DAVID ALAN GRIER – Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs- George Washighton University- Author of the book: When Computers Were Human.