Surrounded by so many good geeks at last month’s SF Tech Center party, it occurred to me that we ought to dedicate an edition of our experimental wikimag to techies who help nonprofits help their communities. We’re calling it Geeks for Good.
Standing apart from the crowd (“I’m not much of schmoozer”, he explained) Jason Ricci made an easy target. So our first story is on Jason. If you know Jason, you can improve the story by editing the wiki or by commenting upon it on the discussion tab. My next targets are Zac Mutrux and Allen Gunn (Gunner's been a huge help and inspiration to me, so Tech Center denizens are at the top of my list). If you know Zac or Gunner, you can help me tell their stories by posting questions, comments, pics, references etc here for Zac, and here for Gunner. If you don't know them, you can tell the stories of people you do know. It's a wiki, so it's your show.
At this month's Net Tuesday in San Francisco, our two presenters will be from PLoS, The Public Library of Science. PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS is both an open-access advocate, and an online publisher that publishes several peer-reviewed biomedical journals under the Creative Commons Attributions License. PLoS collaborates with TOPAZ in the development of open-source software to facilitate community-based annotation of scientific articles.
Come join us on Tuesday, January 9th at Citizen Agency (425 2nd Street Ste, 300) in San Francisco from 6-8 PM. RSVP on Upcoming or Meetup.
One of the NetSquared Team's New Year's Resolutions is to improve the NetSquared blog. How do you think it can be improved? What do you want out of this blog, and how do you want it?
Let us know what topics you would like to see covered more, what bloggers you would love to hear opinions from, what formats you prefer (interview, vlog, opinion, clicklists, etc.), how you want to contribute to the blog (did you know that anyone can post here?), and what blogs we should be reading.
At the beginning of December, nptech blogger extraordinaire, Beth Kanter, created a Network for Good Charity Badge for the Sharing Foundation's education programs, and began a campaign to win a $50,000 matching grant from Yahoo!. In order to win, the Sharing Foundation had to have the most individal donors give through the Sharing Foundation's Network for Good Charity Badge. In three weeks, they raised $49,537 from 745 donors and won the Yahoo! Matching grant of $50,000. Second runner up was WorldChanging with 522 donors giving $12,767. Third runner up was Global Justice with 261 donors giving $14,321.