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"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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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coons

8 Things Only a Nerd With an Appreciation for Nature Will Understand

September 2, 2014






Craig and the Mrs are ok with our four 2am visitors…they hang out in the birdbath that the pigeons dominate in the day. It's imperative to photograph home office visitors. A recent visitor to my home office, right from The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill…. Always use the Squirrel-resistant Suet Palace, or risk full takeover from the squirrels. (note to… Read more »

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love with food

6 Women Run Startups to Check Out

August 27, 2014






Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress: the number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59% from 1997 to 2013—1.5x the national average. Women of color are the majority owners at close to 1/3 of all women-owned firms in the nation. African American women are both the fastest-growing… Read more »

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Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 22, 2014






Our times call for  some innovators and women leaders who work in partnership with men. Again, this is about my commitment to fairness. Basically, it's time we get more women into public office. I recorded this video about fairness and getting better government everywhere, maybe indulge me? It's about creating real social change, for the better. I've… Read more »

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troll meme

How to Use Social Media Better, For Equality

August 20, 2014






Hey, I have a commitment to fairness, based on a (naive) nerd desire to make life less unfair. I've created a video asking you to help create a more fair world, please indulge me and watch, and share it. It's for a good cause, and is a brief discussion of social media for the Women in Public… Read more »

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6 Inspirational Women In Tech

August 18, 2014






Hey, it's a priority of mine to promote the work that good people are doing. A lot of times women don't get the recognition they deserve in the tech industry. In the last  few blog posts I've shared about really good women in tech, we asked folks to suggest women they thought really had their… Read more »

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