NetSquared January update

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Happy New Year ! 2013Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to supporting your local community activism in 2013 and I'm delighted to welcome new members to the NetSquared local organizer team. In fact, I received more than five new organizer applications over the holidays and several inactive groups including Seattle and Montreal are also planning to re-launch. Let's use the new year to commit to holding frequent NetSquared local events and if you know anyone who might be a good prospect for launching a new group please refer them to me, Elijah van der Giessen eli@techsoupglobal.org

Here's an update on our latest activity:

Highlights from the NetSquared community blog

The NetSquared community blog is alive again! We welcome your contributions. Use the blog to promote your upcoming events, share your nonprofit tech thoughts, or show off (don't be shy!) with highlights from your meet-ups. We welcome your blog posts, photos, storifys, videos and more!

Top posts from December:

Platform

The eleventh of the NetSquared platform is now live. Highlights include the ability to add non-meetup events to your user profile and projects.

We have improved the local organizer map to make the pins bigger and easier to navigate.

The local organizer profile pages have been fixed and now show your city and link to your group pages.

Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest

The Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest invites both new and seasoned developers to create an app for “social good” – and you could win cash prizes to help fuel your dream and keep it going! The deadline for submitting a project is February 28th. Have a look at the contest page to find out how to enter. The contest is open to pre-existing applications, so if you know of a Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 app that meets our definition of social good please encourage the developer to register.

Note: the contest is only open to residents of the USA. But anyone can vote and share!

January events

So far 14 events have been scheduled in January, with several still in gestation. Are you planning an event that didn't make it onto this list? Let me know!

Image: JUAN RAMON RODRIGUEZ SOSA on Flickr.