Eventually, what made almost the entire audience to stand up, was the story which Steve covered in the second part of his speech. He shared his memories of a regular Google's conference in Dublin, which he attended as a participant. Back then, question about the Syrian refugees in Greece was raised from the stage. Steve recalls his raspy as never before voice, in which he told to the crowd: "I'm from Greece. We need to do something with it." For the realization of this "something" he was given 36
hours. The conference ended on Friday evening, on Saturday Steve and the team alredy have been talking with the refugees and volunteers in the Greek Islands, and on Monday they presented the finished product - an information hub Refugee.info
, which has been built using Google instruments. It allows people who have just disembarked from boats obtain vital information in their own language, from the very simple question of where they are, to the information on the locations of points of assistance and legal issues. Since its launch in 2015, the platform has helped 170,000
refugees. For the moment the site comes to 1000
people a day.