• Experience

    • SitiosAtuMedida. Start-up that specializes in web-development, e-commerce and internal control systems for entrepeneurs and small & medium-sized companies (Winter 2015- present)
      • Founder
    • Hormiga. Social enterprise that provides engaging experiences of entertainment and education at public spaces in marginalized neighborhoods in Mexico (Autumn 2013 – Winter 2015)
      • CTO
    • Frogtek . Social enterprise that develops business tools on mobile phones for micro-entrepreneurs in the developing world: Winter 2010 - Autumn 2013)
      • General Manager of Frogtek Mexico (2010-2012)
      • VP of Product (2010 – 2012)
      • VP of Customer Care (2012 – 2013)
    • Avizpate S.A. de C.V. First mexican comparison website: Fall 2009
      • Software Engine Optimization, Software Engine Marketing & Revenue Manager
    • University of Texas at Austin, Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. Austin,TX: January 2009-2011
      • Design of Information and Communication Technologies for Development Course
    • DigitalICS, D.F., Mexico: January 2009 – 2012
      • co-founder
      • Mobile data collection applications and web applications for smallholder coffee cooperatives
    • University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Berkeley, CA
      • Graduate Research Staff: Winter 2008 – 2009
    • University of Washington, department of Computer Science. Seattle, WA
      • Graduate Research Staff: Summer 2006 – 2008
      • Research Assistant: March, 2005 – 2006
      • Head Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistant: Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Fall 2005
    • San Diego Supercomputer Center. San Diego, CA
      • Summer Intern and Programmer/Analyst: Summer 2003, Jan-July 2004
      • Awarded Excellence Award for outstanding job in creating the Visualization Tool BlueView signed by Dr. Fran Berman, SDSC’s director, September 2003.
    • University of San Diego. San Diego, CA
      • Spanish Apprentice Teacher, Apprentice Teacher Mentor, Math Grader: Fall 2001 – Fall 2003

     

    Publications

    • Yael Schwartzman, Tapan S. Parikh & Mario Vila “A standard system-Specialised software improves efficiency of farm inspection process in Mexico ” .ICT Update Issue 55: June 2010
    • Stories from the Field: Reflections on HCI4D Experiences. Yaw Anokwa, Thomas N. Smyth, Divya Ramachandran, Jahanzeb Sherwani, Yael Schwartzman, Rowena Luk, Melissa Ho, Neema Moraveji, Brian DeRenzi. Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). 2009.
    • Tapan S. Parikh, Neil Patel and Yael Schwartzman. “A Survey of Information Systems Reaching mall Producers in Global Agricultural Value Chains” Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD), December 2007
    • Yael Schwartzman and Tapan S. Parikh, “Using CAM–‐equipped Mobile Phones for Procurement and Quality Control at a Rural Coffee Cooperative”, MobEA V, Mobile Web in the Developing World, May 8th, 2007, Banff, Canada
    • Yael Schwartzman and Tapan S. Parikh, “Establishing Relationships for Designing Rural Information Systems”, Experience Report, ACM Conference on Computer–‐Human Interaction (CHI), April 30–‐May 3, 2007, San Jose, CA
    • Yael Schwartzman and Tapan S. Parikh, “Establishing Relationships for Designing Rural Information Systems”, CHI Workshop on User–‐Centered Design and International Development (UCD4ID), April 28, 2007, San Jose, CA
    • Yael Schwartzman and Alan Borning, “The Indicator Browser: A Web–‐Based Interface for Visualizing UrbanSim Simulation Results”. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS 40), January 2007
    • Bailey Lee, Cynthia, Schwartzman, Yael, Hardy, Jennifer, Snavely, Allan. “Are user estimates Inherently inaccurate?”. 10th Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing (in conjunction with SIGMETRICS 2004) New York City, June 2004

    Certifications

    Press

    Awards / Talks

    • Panelist at G-20 mobile summit – Women´s voice on food security. May 2012
    • Panelist at Cadenas Hibridas de Valor Rurales – Ashoka.  July 2012
    • Nokia Calling All Innovators award for DigitalICS. Second Place in the wolrd-wide Emerging Markets category and first price in the Americas’ Region Emerging Markets categoria. February 2009
    • Grant to attend MobileActive08. A conference dedicated to the use of mobile phones for social activism. I was invited as a panelist for the mobile data collection workshop. October 2008
    • Awarded Excellence Award for outstanding job in creating the Visualization Tool BlueView signed by Dr. Fran Berman, SDSC!s director, September 2003

    Skills

    Expert designer of Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Certified Scrum Master, Experienced with agile, test-first software development strategies. Experienced with Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming. Experience with OS X, IBM Blue Horizon supercomputer, Sun computers, UNIX, Oberon (System and Programming Language), X-Windows, MS-DOS, Windows, Eclipse, Java, Python, Jython, C/C++, SQL, MatLab, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, HTML, CGI, JavaScript, XML, Apache, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Android SDK, Rapid prototyping techniques for mobile application design

    Native Spanish Speaker, Fluent English Speaker, Proficient in Spoken Hebrew and Portuguese

    Volunteerism

    • I am currently leading Jewish activities for toddlers and children and helping open a Jewish kindergarten in the downtown area of Mexico City to help revive Judaism in this area
    •  Kiva.org Spanish and Portuguese Translator and Lender. 2008 – 2011
    • Volunteer counselor trainer for the KEN Jewish Community, San Diego, 2002-2003.