Lukas Biewald

Lukas Biewald is founder and CEO of CrowdFlower. He previously led the search relevance team for Yahoo! Japan and he worked as a senior scientist/manager of the ranking and metrics team at Powerset, Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft.

How crowdsourcing helped Haiti's relief efforts

Lukas Biewald on CrowdFlower's emergency shift from microtasks to Kreyol translations

Tech-minded volunteers quickly pitched in with a variety of communication and data services in the days following the Haiti earthquake. One company — crowdsourcing platform CrowdFlower — repurposed its service as a text-message translation tool to aid Mission 4636. CrowdFlower founder and CEO Lukas Biewald shares his story in this guest post.