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How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18, 2017

Transparency in both news and the government is really important. Unfortunately it isn't the norm, and we can't assume that orgs are factchecking for us. One nonpartisan nonprofit, the First Amendment Coalition (FAC), works to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated… Read more »

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Does Your Neighbor Have the Right to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

September 12, 2016

Hey, with the election right around the corner, voting's more important than ever, but getting folks to vote is an ongoing effort. It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered and encouraging everyone who's able to vote. We've also gotta work to block efforts that prevent… Read more »

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dr seuss

On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

February 24, 2016

What's "life outside of work"? Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit; friends and coworkers know I love TV, read a lotta books, and spend good time with my misses. And that's important. However, my work, as I define it, consumes me. To be very clear, nothing here is altruistic, rather, it's usefully directed dysfunction. I'm a… Read more »

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10 Women in Tech Creating Real Change in 2016

February 1, 2016

Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve. My team and I compiled a list of some women who are real changemakers in the tech space, but this… Read more »

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Women in Tech Powerhouses Take on the World

March 19, 2015

Hey, my team and I often support and share the work of women who really have their boots on the ground in the tech sector. We always ask for suggestions for folks we may be missing, but often we get repeat suggestions. I thought it'd be helpful to compile a list of all the lists… Read more »

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When I Got My Philanthropic Act Together

March 12, 2015

4 years of craigconnects Hey folks, I started doing a lot of philanthropic stuff around 2000 or so, after getting a good sense of my personal mission. This was around the same time people helped my understand that, as a manager, I kinda suck, and decided I was much better devoting myself (at CL) to… Read more »

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