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Visualisation from Sarah Fathallah's Impact Challenge OpenTRANSLATE concept, featuring multilingual goodness to increase reach.

Change is in the air at OpenIDEO this week. The Concepting phase of the Impact Challenge has just come to a momentous close, with a flurry of innovative ideas coming in at the last minute. So that the dust can settle on those we've decided to add an Applause phase till after the weekend before moving on to the Evaluation phase. This will give everyone the chance to look over all the goodness that's been generated and show which ideas they really think shine.

Big news this week – many of you would have noticed a design refresh on OpenIDEO. If not – come over and check it out! We're amped about launching this update and hope you'll enjoy using it as much as we've enjoyed creating it. New things bring new issues – so if you're noticing any oddness on the site, come share with us on this user forum so we can fix bugs quickly and all get on with doing what we do best at OpenIDEO: collaborating!

Building upon an idea from the Impact Challenge around supporting new users – we've set up a forum – New Users: We're Here to Help. Especially exciting about this development is that the forum will be largely facilitated by one of our seasoned users: Arjan Tupan. So if you're new and keen for tips and tricks – swing by and ask Arjan.

Lastly, and speaking of impact – did you catch this great update from an OpenIDEATOR who's making things happen on the back of the Local Food Challenge? She's going to have ongoing feedback for us as she progresses with her mobile app – so stay tuned for updates.
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