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5 Women to Watch in 2015

January 2, 2015






Women had lots of gains in 2014, but not enough. And, as a nerd, I don't believe in settling, I believe people should be treated fairly. And that's still not happening. There's a gender gap in tech, in wages, and more… It's really important to give women the credit they deserve. This past year, my… Read more »

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Resolutions of a Nerd

December 31, 2014






Hey, it's that time of year where people are making resolutions for 2015. I have resolutions year- round, especially since, long term, I want to figure out how to give a voice, using the internet, to everyone on the planet. I'm a nerd, and I figure things should be fair. My resolution for 2015 is to: Learn to… Read more »

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Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

December 29, 2014






Back in '77, I had recently taken a job at IBM Boca Raton, in the "advanced technology" department. It was beginning to dawn on me that I needed to be somewhat less nerdy in behavior, if not core, attitudes. A few folks visited what was then Bell Labs, which had been responsible for a lot… Read more »

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4 More Websites I'm Impressed With

December 26, 2014






Earlier this year, I shared 5 sites I've got bookmarked that I thought might surprise some folks. But maybe not, I'm a nerd, and some sites I've got bookmarked might be predictable. To be honest, I'm a sucker for those that do factchecking well and those that humor me. On that note, here are 4 websites… Read more »

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5 Reasons Why Giving Back’s Important

December 24, 2014






As a nerd, I really believe in giving back (always have). It's important to collaborate, help one another, and create the change we want, and that takes time. Earlier this year, the craigconnects team and I created an infographic, Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, to show you just how effective and accessible crowdfunding is. Crowdfunding raised more than five… Read more »

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The Birds Take on San Francisco

December 22, 2014






Folks, many of you might know that I've got quite the community of birds right outside my office window. They've all got their own personalities and agendas (though, they all like to eat), but they really spruce up my home office. I kinda like to give 'em personalities based on their expressions and their demeanor…. Read more »

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When You Practice What You Preach…

December 19, 2014






I'm hearing, anecdotally, that cultural transformation at VA and elsewhere might have been nudged into motion by relentlessly handing out my business card and practicing what I preach. The big thing I've learned here is that for me, tech skills and money aren't what gets the job done. What works is bearing witness to the… Read more »

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Why We Need More Women In Tech

December 16, 2014






Women and girls still face a lot of obstacles in shaping technologies. The digital gender divide might be getting worse. Women and girls everywhere are missing, underrepresented, and dropping out from technology fields. As a result,  today's tech – and increasingly today's world – does not reflect the diversity of women's experiences or ingenuity. This isn't fair,… Read more »

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Big News: $2M+ Raised for Nonprofits in CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

December 11, 2014






Folks, I just got an update from Ed Norton, one of the co-founders of CrowdRise, about the #GivingTower Holiday Challenge I'm sponsoring with MacAndrews & Forbes, Fred & Joanne Wilson, and Isaac S. Gindi. This year I'm giving $50k to support nonprofits. A total of $250k is being given away in prize money, but an… Read more »

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How the Internet Creates Possibility

December 8, 2014






Folks, I support the Ekialo Kiona Center (EK Center) and the Organic Health Response, and they're creating real change. I get updates every so often, and I like to share the good work they're doing. They seek to activate information technology, social solidarity, and environmental sustainability to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria (in Kenya)…. Read more »

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