Student develops app and represents Brazil at Stanford University, in the United States
A student of the Technological Course in Financial Management of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Evelyn Mendes developed the Match4Action app, a system that connects volunteers to social actions that need support around the world. With the application, she represented Brazil at Stanford University on Women’s Day, March 8.
The idea for developing the app came from an executive training course in Stanford, with members from different countries interested in using technology to create a social impact. The goal is to bring volunteers and social initiatives together in a simple and effective way.
A resident of Morro dos Prazeres, in Rio de Janeiro, the FGV EBAPE student achieved international recognition after joining the Vai na Web program in 2017, which brings advanced technology teaching to two communities in need in Rio de Janeiro (Morro dos Prazeres and Complexo do Alemão). She understands that the FGV course has been crucial for her development. “The mathematical and logical basis I have learned at EBAPE has helped me to evolve a lot as a Web/mobile developer,” explained Mendes.
During the trip, she also visited Silicon Valley tech companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn and B8ta, as well as Googleplex, Amazon, Samsung, and Salesforce.