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Hack for Change: fast development of apps for civic use

June 22, 2011

Hey, over the weekend a bunch of coders met at for the Hack for Change effort, which was really effective. Over the course of hours, and little sleep, they developed useful apps. Check out the whole announcement, and here's a little from that: Fifty engineers and designers from the US and Canada competed this… Read more »


Too kind remarks from the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

June 6, 2011

They're way to kind, but anyway, first, a coupla articles, then some Twittering: Love it: “@Mickipedia: "Getting out of the way is a much underrated organizational skill." – Craig Newmark #clfbc” @craignewmark at #clfbc was the most entertaining and inspirational conversation I had heard all day. "Start at the grassroots, stay engaged, do… Read more »


The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox

June 2, 2011

More and more of us are trying to help others out, via nonprofits. However, it's getting tougher out there, either to locate legit, effective nonprofits, or to run 'em. The folks at Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and GreatNonprofits are beginning to solve the problem. There's a new book, The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox, which helps nonprofits get… Read more »


The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

May 31, 2011

Hey, these guys provide seriously good medical care for vets. They're trying to use social media to get the word out to vets about the services they can provide. Here's the Facebook page, please do me a favor and share it with vets, and press that Like button. For that matter, here's the directory of… Read more »


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 »


Personal craigconnects commitment (update 3)

April 14, 2011

This stuff is real, my casual way to show I'm following through with craigconnects. It relates to the feedback/action cycle that took several years at craigslist. My team and I are trying to move much faster, condensing years into weeks. While we're figuring out what actions we should take, based on your feedback, here's more…… Read more »