All Things Upwork

We’re thrilled to be hosting a Crowdsourcing Work Meetup tomorrow night (Sept. 23), at our office in Redwood City. Join us for free food, drinks and lively conversation on the future of work and developments in modern crowdsourcing. Leading the discussion will be:

iStock_000007842779XSmallGary Swart, CEO of oDesk. He’s got a unique perspective on the future of work, influenced by over 750,000 remote contractors and 220,000 employers who hire them online.

James Davis, an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research areas include Computer Vision, ICTD, Technology for Global Social Issues, Computational Photography, and Computer Graphics.

Matt Mireles, CEO of SpeakerText, which turns video into text so that it can be found, read, and shared by everyone.

Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping and Strategic Partnerships atUshahidi, a nonprofit organization that is building an open-source platform that allows people or organizations to collect and visualize information.

Want to join us? Here are the details (and don’t forget to RSVP!):


oDesk Office
901 Marshall St, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

The office is a short walk (~10 min) from the Redwood City Caltrain station.
Click here for a train schedule.

September 23 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Speakers start at 6:30 p.m.
Please RSVP through this Meetup page.

Erica Benton

Social Media Guru

Erica Benton joined oDesk in 2009, bringing with her nearly a decade of small business and freelance experience, and a love of all things social. Her passion for startups, technology and marketing was born during her tenure with Kulesa Faul Public Relations, while she learned the art of entrepreneurship firsthand through Equine Alternatives, a business she founded while earning her Bachelor of Science degree from… read more