Blog Filter
Issues
tech social justice
tech social justice

6 Women Making Waves for Social Justice in Tech

October 10, 2014

Folks, my teams and I have been following your comments about women in the tech sector that you really admire. We've researched many of the women you've shared, and appreciate the time you took to mention 'em. The following is a list of women who really have their boots on the ground, all suggestions from comments…. Read more »

Shares
luther
luther

3 Powerful Social Media Leaders of the Past

October 7, 2014

On the Internet we continue an old tradition of social media, pioneered in the Roman Republic. I look at the social media leaders in the past who were good at doing things. They really paved the way for what's happening today with technology. The Internet and social media have been a way to give a… Read more »

Shares

Women doing STEM right

September 30, 2014

Hey, it's important to me to recognize folks doing really good work, especially those who don't usually get the recognition they deserve. My team and I have generated quite a few lists of women doing good work: Women Disrupting the Startup World Impressive Women in Engineering Women-Run Startups to Check Out Inspirational Women in Tech… Read more »

Shares
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

September 29, 2014

Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response's IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on Mfangano Island: I am Brian Mattah, a native of Mfangano Island, Kenya. I began working for the Organic Health Response (OHR) in January 2010, immediately after college. This was my first time deploying hands-on skills attained… Read more »

Shares
factcheck
factcheck

Why Trustworthy News Should Matter More

September 25, 2014

We're living in a society where trustworthy news should matter more than it seems to. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again. And just a reminder that factchecking efforts only have value, it's felt, if: Misinformation is corrected, in a way that… Read more »

Shares

"Saving the World" DIY Style

September 24, 2014

People ask me how I go about figuring out what causes I really believe in and what's the most effective way to support those efforts. You can find a list of what I support specifically here. My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up… Read more »

Shares
STEM 2
STEM 2

6 Impressive Women in Engineering

September 18, 2014

It's important to acknowledge and support the people on the backend doing good work. Too often, women engineers get little to no acknowledgement for the work they're doing. As a nerd, it's my philosophy that everyone gets a fair chance to be heard. It's one of the reasons I started craigconnects.org. My team and I… Read more »

Shares
Your Vote
Your Vote

5 Voter Rights Orgs You Should Follow

September 16, 2014

Hey, the Founders of the US tell us that everyone's equal in the eyes of the law, meaning that citizens have the right to vote. However, there are politicians who don't like that, and they're attacking the integrity of the election by making it hard for people to vote. Fortunately, there are some organizations doing really good work… Read more »

Shares
Craigbert color
Craigbert color

La Vida Craigbert

September 12, 2014

Craigbert, or a really accurate portrait During my IBM and Charles Schwab years (1976-95) I lived La Vida Dilbert [dilbert.com], seriously hardcore. Dilbert really captures the truth of much corporate life, and does so perfectly from the software worker's perspective. It's also a brilliant commentary on organizational behavior. Personally, I have to always commit to… Read more »

Shares
celebrating democracy
celebrating democracy

Are You Ready to Vote?

September 9, 2014

Folks, we're only 2 weeks away from National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), on September 23. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2014, NVRD's continuing their efforts to make sure everyone has a fair chance to vote. And please remember that the Declaration of Independence reminds… Read more »

Shares