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Global TechCamps, serious about democracy and tech

May 3, 2011

Lots going on in the world where people use tech to genuinely promote democracy, and the State Department is doing it for real, check out their TechCamp stuff: TechCamps convene Civil Society organizations with technology ‘superstars’ to define and develop new technology solutions. By creating a stronger, networked civil society, we preemptively ready response to… Read more »


Troops can get more medical info online via expanded Blue Button

April 15, 2011

Okay, the deal is that troops need to be able to get to their medical info online, a big deal, and they're getting it, step by step. Just got good news regarding enhancements to the Blue Button program, and when they cite "a major step forward," that's for-real. New Features Allow Users Access to Expanded… Read more »


Craigslist Foundation’s LikeMinded Connects Leaders with Ideas for Local Change

April 12, 2011

Folks, for around a year, Craigslist Foundation has been working on LikeMinded, a new online tool for local change makers that launches today. The deal is that people do great work in their neighborhoods and local communities, but no one hears about 'em. LikeMinded will collect stories of local innovations, success, and sometimes even failures… Read more »


Inveneo, providing serious tech in the developing world

March 16, 2011

(Hey, these guys are the real deal, so let's hear them speak for themselves.) Inveneo is a great San Francisco-based organization that helps other nonprofits deploy and use the tools of technology (software, hardware, power) in challenging places throughout the developing world. This means that we work with healthcare, education and microfinance groups to identify… Read more »


TechWomen – Mentor Application Now Open

March 13, 2011

Folks, the Dept of State is serious about "21st century diplomacy", getting Internet tech and social media training to places like the mideast. Here's a new effort which I feel will be a big deal. The U.S. Department of State's TechWomen initiative is now accepting cultural and technical mentors for its cutting-edge international exchange program… Read more »


An open source approach to Veterans Affairs medical info

February 21, 2011

For years, the VA has run the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), which is their Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Turns out it was written by clinicians themselves, and has served well over years. However, the VA believes it might be time to use open source methods in a kind of public/private… Read more »