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Video Profile: Markos Moulitsas

While at the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, I was able to get a couple of minutes with Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos.com, the most popular political blog on the planet. Markos talks a bit about technology, online organizing and implications for social change.

Video Profile: Markos Moulitsas
 

This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series. You can subscribe to this RSS feed with your favorite video catcher, such as iTunes, Democracy or FireAnt.

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Drupal Camp San Francisco April 1-2

The first official Drupal-Camp will be held on April 1 & 2, 2006 in San Francisco. This intensive two day Drupal training program will focus on Drupal theme development with the PHP Template Theme Engine. Jeff Robbins from Lullabot will lead the training.

The two-day workshop will be open to 10-15 developers who are experienced in XHTML/CSS web design. The training will focus on creating fully featured Drupal sites that are highly customized.

Note: We are at capacity but you can signup and we will put you on our wait list. READ MORE

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Point of Inquiry: Susan Jacoby - America's Freethought Heritage

The latest episode of Point of Inquiry features an interview with Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, which is now in its tenth hardcover printing and recently published in paperback. Freethinkers was hailed in the New York Times as an “ardent and insightful work” that “seeks to rescue a proud tradition from the indifference of posterity.” Named a notable nonfiction book of 2004 by The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, Freethinkers was cited in England as one of the outstanding international books of 2004 by the Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian. READ MORE

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looking for a developer

Hi everyone,

 

I recently emailed Net Squared about helping me develop a number of community portals that focus on social networking.  They recommended I post it here.

I'm looking to hire a developer to help me create a number of community portals based on Drupal.  My primary business is real estate and vacation rentals, but I'd like the sites to be a resource for communities.  Really utilize Drupal's potential for social networking.  Enabling people to discuss the local news, start discussion groups, post feedback on the service received from local businesses, celebrate those who make a difference in the community, feature social and environmentally focused organizations, provide a venue for local writers, artists, and musicians...ect.  The real estate focus pays the bills but more importantly it gives us a budget to make sure these sites get traffic.  I'd really like these sites to make a difference.

 

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Net Tuesdays in Houston and Washington DC Next Month

Both NetSquared Meetup groups in Houston and Washington DC will be meeting up again in April.

The Houston NetSquared Meetup group will get together on Tuesday, April 11th, 7 PM, at the The Stag's Head Pub.

The Washington DC NetSquared Meetup group will get together on Wednesday, April 12th, 7 PM, at Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St., NW Metro: Dupont Circle [Red Line]).

Join either Meetup group to RSVP and for more info.

You can bring a Net Tuesday to your town by contacting us at net2 AT techsoup.org and downloading our Net Tuesday toolkit. READ MORE

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A Special SF Net Tuesday March 28: Youth, Music, Podcasting & International Partners

We're having a second Net Tuesday in San Francisco this month on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 PM to celebrate visits from some of our NGO partners from the UK, Spain, Belgium, Poland and South Africa.

Buzz Andersen will give a demo on podcasting, and we'll have performances and presentations by youth media groups UthTV and the DJ Project.

Buzz Andersen is the creator of two Macintosh applications: Cocoalicious (a rich client for the del.icio.us social bookmarking web) and PodWorks (a popular iPod management application).  In his spare time, he works on pro audio software for Apple Computer.  He blogs infrequently at scifihifi.com. READ MORE

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Requests for Help from Your Fellow NetSquared Members

We've had a couple of posts recently from folks asking the NetSquared community for help that I wanted to point to.

In answer to the first of our Four Questions, "What's * Really * New on the Web?", Paul Lamb of the Nonprofits of the Future blog wants your opinion about what a technologically empowered nonprofit will look like 5-10 years down the road.  You can get more information and post comments on his blog, or email him at pauljlamb@gmail.com.

Last night on the community blog, Julius Huijnk, a 4th year student in the EMMA program at the HKU in the Netherlands, wrote a post asking for feedback and help building a decentralized charity web site. You can get more information at his blog, Making The Site. READ MORE

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Video Profile: Marc Scheff

I recently caught up with Marc Scheff while at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. He's the Creative Director of Goodstorm.com, an online tshirt printing company that caters to nonprofit and social change organizatons. He talks a bit about how nonprofit organizations can use tshirt sales a revenue generator, with no upfront costs.

Video Profile: Marc Scheff 
 
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Building a decentralized charity website

Hi everybody,

As this is my first blog, let me first introduce myself:

Julius HuijnkMy name is Julius Huijnk and as a 4'th year student Interaction Design, I’m interested in all human related subjects, creativity, media. I’m taking the EMMA program at the HKU in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Two weeks ago, I started my project and I came across this website and the vibe I get from it, really fits great in what I'd like to do with my project. I contacted, and Britt Bravo encouraged me to post a blog. READ MORE

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Blogging at the World Water Forum

 
Patricia Jones, manager of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Environmental Justice Program and Friends of the Earth International are blogging from the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico March 16-22.

The Forum is an initiative of the World Water Council that was created to raise awareness about global water issues.

According to a recent Ode Magazine article, only 2.5 percent of all of the earth's water is fresh (most of it is ice) leaving only .3 pecent available for drinking. READ MORE