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Promoting The Idea of Vetrepreneurship

July 8, 2011

Back in civilian life, the best way for many veterans to keep serving is to build new businesses. They bring plenty to the table – maturity, discipline, skills. But, as entrepreneurs, they face challenges their service may not have prepared them for. That’s where mentoring comes in: mentoring by fellow vets who know what it’s… Read more »


CityCampSF: local tech for the common good

June 12, 2011

Lots of people are working together in their neighborhoods to use technology for the common good. The folks at CityCampSF do that for San Francisco, as part of a global CityCamp movement that has held free informal "unconferences" in cities such as London, Raleigh, NC, Chicago and Denver. Here's what's coming up really soon in… Read more »


Apps for communities: contest from Knight Foundation and the FCC

June 8, 2011

Hey, people in a lot of places are finding serious uses for apps the improve our lives. My fellow nerds, I mean programmers, should pay attention to this, it's a chance to do something challenging, something real, something that makes a difference for real. The Knight Foundation and the FCC want to make local data… Read more »


Networking vocational schools in the West Bank, and more

June 7, 2011

Well, I figure one of the best things you can do for others is to give them a voice and help them get jobs. From first hand experience, getting Internet connectivity in schools and community centers gets the job done. Well, last week it was formally announced that I've joined the US Partners for a… Read more »


Tenderloin Technology Lab, newly refurbished

May 25, 2011

"The Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL), a partnership between St. Anthony Foundation and San Francisco Network Ministries, unveiled a newly refurbished technology lab yesterday. In addition, the event celebrated a decade long partnership between the University of San Francisco (USF) and the Tenderloin Technology Lab in their efforts to narrow the digital divide. The TTL serves… Read more »


The new story on American foreign policy

May 10, 2011

Around sixty years ago, the deal with current American foreign policy started with a paper by George Kennan. He spoke of the need to project military force to contain Soviet expansionism. It worked, but the world environment is way different these days. We need a new story, a world perspective that respects the values that… Read more »