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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 »


Talking at ICANN about craigconnects in context

March 11, 2011

(These are just notes, but my team suggested worth sharing. /craig) First, let's remember that there are a lot of people suffering in Japan, and I'm happy that people like us have built the means for others to help them out faster, like through the use of people finders and Ushahidi – If you want… 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 »


Industry innovation for veterans from Veterans Affairs

February 11, 2011

Okay, the deal is to work with private industry in the spirit of "public/private innovation" and to figure out new tech to better help vets in the field, in areas including medical tech, housing for homeless vets and tools to help veteran entrepreneurs Those were the themes of the third phase of the VA Innovation… Read more »


The Heart & Soul grant program

February 1, 2011

It's easy for your organization to forget what it's about, particularly under the stress of raising funds sometimes even to just survive. Sometimes, you need to remind your staff, your constituents, your supporters, and yourself. The folks at Community TechKnowledge just announced this year's Heart & Soul grant program, put on by the CTK Foundation… Read more »