Build smarter with the construction industry’s foundational tools

From kickoff to wrap-up of a construction project, you have a lot of moving parts to coordinate. The back and forth of handling bids and blueprints and managing documents between teams can lead to confusion and mixups. But technology like Dropbox and Fieldwire can help cut through logistical downtime to let your team focus on what they do best.

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How World Bicycle Relief is mobilizing people in developing countries

Prisca Marilanga lives in Zambia. She is a single mother of five children who’s also a healthcare worker. Every day, Prisca would walk nearly ten miles to visit her patients, racing against the sun on her way back home. “The distance was just too long,” she says. “I was only able to visit two patients per day.” Now that World Bicycle Relief has empowered Prisca with a bicycle, she visits 15 patients per day.

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How General Assembly’s design team stays in sync with Dropbox

Growing up, we’re often told to follow our passions. Some of us do, some of us don’t. What General Assembly (GA) is trying to do is give people the option, even if you think that ship has sailed. The New York-based company started out in 2010 providing part- and full-time courses for anyone to change careers or add new skills. Today, it’s expanded that mission by partnering with companies to introduce new talent and train existing employees. So whether you’re a marketer who wants to learn front-end development, or someone with technical chops with interest in graphic design, GA is here to help.

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How a 30-person nonprofit is helping refugees around the world

The global refugee crisis is one of the most urgent issues discussed in the news these days. For the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), though, this news cycle is hardly new. Back in 2008, Becca Heller founded IRAP as a student organization at Yale Law School. Today, they’re on the front lines providing legal representation to refugees in a challenging environment. We’re humbled to share the story of one of their clients in our short film, Resettled.

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Dropbox and Blackboard help Arkansas State University get in sync

Arkansas State University faces a unique set of demands. With 10 different campuses in the Arkansas State University System, professors often find themselves shuttling between campuses. And that makes it a constant challenge to ensure students and faculty always have access to the resources they need. To overcome these challenges, the Arkansas State IT team focuses on providing faculty the right technology. One of the tools they use to ensure a world-class education for students is Blackboard Learn™, Blackboard’s flagship learning management system (LMS). And now the school is taking faculty success to a new level by integrating Blackboard Learn with Dropbox Education.

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