As I was Googling for something from an old work project, I stumbled across this interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick from 2006. Marshall and I had met a few years before at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. He has gone on to become a leading blogger on new media issues and is now a Senior Writer at …Continue reading "Bridging The On-Line Real-World Gap"
I had a great time today at the 2010 N.C. Tech for Good Conference. (Izzy enjoyed the reception afterward.) I did a talk called “How to think like a network,” which is my latest iteration of my favorite subject: the five aspects of effective networks, a.k.a. network-centric advocacy. I’ve been talking to nonprofits, geeks, and …Continue reading "How to keep thinking like a network"
Thanks to Tantek Ã‡elik for setting up a wiki for us at http://NetSquared.pbwiki.com. I have posted partial chat transcripts there on the N2Y2 page. Here’s day 1 and day 2. I made these transcripts by just copying the log whenever I remembered, so there are some gaps especially at the beginning. Please fill in any …Continue reading "NetSquared chat logs posted"
This is the first part of a rant I have been mulling over for about 3 years now. I want to get it up before the end of the event, so I will save my proposal for a second post. Cross-posted at http://www.netsquared.org/blog/rubyji/mind-gap-part-1 Advanced nonprofit technology practitioners need a place to connect and learn from …Continue reading "Mind the gap, part 1"
So NetSquared is going well. As expected: tons of great people and too much information (in a good way). I’ve been posting updates on Twitter, you can see mine and other people’s comments at http://twitter.com/NetSquared/with_friends I also started a new “back channel” as the official IRC wasn’t working for everyone. We’re using the free and …Continue reading "Following NetSquared"
I’ll be getting up veeery early tomorrow morning to head west for the second annual NetSquared conference-thingy. Last year’s event had a profound effect on me. It’s where I first started using Second Life , and it’s where I had the opportunity to deepen my relationship with the brilliant Micah Sifry which led to my …Continue reading "NetCubed"
In honor of the launch of Change.org’s new political actions tools and of the fact that I am going the be the “project champion” for the Genocide Intervention Network next week at NetSquared, here’s a widget that brings them both together. The Genocide Intervention Network envisions a world in which the global community is willing …Continue reading "Widgets for change"
It seems like after every conference I come away with a handful of business cards and the intention to follow up with lots of new people and possibilities. However, my intention does not always translate into action. Although I still hope to contact these folks and/or blog about about all the cool things they are …Continue reading "A collective “nice to meet you”"
I just got home after a very long day of inter-coastal travel. I will post a longer thing tommorrow about the rest of the awesome people I met at NetSquared. So I was recruited to lead a Making it Happen: Tips & Tricks session at NetSquared. I called it: how to be more cause-based, aka …Continue reading "Thanks for making it happen with me"
NetSquared was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in years. I kept having experiences that were so interesting I wanted to blog about them but the coolness didn’t stop and I was torn between doing cool stuff and blogging about it. (Yes I am a geek!) There were just as many cool people …Continue reading "Whew!"