Fresh off the plane from Colorado Springs last Thursday, Soofa organized the latest edition of the Smart City Workshop series hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the City of Atlanta’s SmartATL team.

The workshop focused on what content students were excited about posting on the ten Soofa Signs being installed across Atlanta over the coming weeks.

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Participants were encouraged to think about their neighborhoods and identify locations where they thought a Sign belonged. Over 50 students pulled inspiration from magazines, existing analog bulletin boards and the internet.

The creative content ranged from campus activities to lost dog postings, public safety messages to that morning’s viral memes and transit information to weather forecasts.

Finishing up the day, attendees created accounts in Soofa Talk, our web-based content management system, where they were able to effortlessly upload their content and see it live on the Sign installed at Ponce City Market.

Georgia Tech’s Center for Urban Innovation supports research that thinks globally, acts locally, and encourages researchers, students, and civic leaders to find innovative approaches to shaping cities and we’re thrilled to partner with them on a number of initiatives.

How would the students on your campus put a Soofa Sign to use? Uploading content is as easy as posting to Snapchat with built in moderation tools.

We’d love to connect to learn about opportunities at your institution. Email us directly to learn more. 

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