Tag: Saving the world

Saving the world, One swipe at a time – Extension task

Task Description: Today I have completed my Extension task for this week and this task was about a book called Saving the world, One swipe at a time. This book was basically about 3 people and their names are Dmitry Selitskiy , Anna Guenther, Hayden Laird, And what all these 3 people have in common is that they used Technology to solve many problems that people in New Zealand had to go through. To solve the problem they programmed their own websites when they had realised that there were many problems that a lot of people had thought about but never cared to solve. For example one of these problems was that during the hot summer a lot of New Zealanders had gotten a skin decease called Skin cancer which is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, tanning beds, or sunlamps. And that would mean that if you stayed in the sun to long you can get skin cancer, And when Hayden Laird had realised this and realised that booking an appointment and waiting for the doctor would take long he took matters into his own hands and created a website where you can take photos of your skin and then a Skin specialist would check the photos and give you feedback on your skin. Creating this website solved many problems and did not take a long time to get your results back quick.  

This task was very interesting to do because finding out about what different New Zealanders did for other people and how they solved problems no one cared to solve is really interesting, Also finding out about how they accomplished their task. Also having to analyse the text and doing a task for it and getting a better understanding of it.