Hi. My name is Tim Bishop. I've worked in emerging technology since early PC days, and I have long been interested in harnessing computer and communications technology's power to reduce barriers to dissemination of information and to facilitate advocacy and organizing.
I got re-involved in politics and organizing after the debacle of the 2000 election, and I started writing my first blog in 2001. In 2003 I started a non-profit blog/web site, SARS Watch Org, and recruited citizen journalists in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and Canada to document the spread of SARS, and its effects on ordinary citizens. In 2004, I worked on Advokit, an open-source grassroots web-based voter contact management system, and supported a variety of groups using it to get out the vote in the 2004 elections.
After the elections I started working at a leading provider of online constituent relationship management services to non-profits and advocacy organizations. By day, I try to find ways to partner with other service and software providers to deliver better services to our non-profit and advocacy clients, and at night and weekends I contribute to open source software projects, prepare to teach a class on blogging, and try to find time to blog. More about me at TimBishop.com READ MORE