Posts tagged "software"

Building Better Government One App At A Time

Building Better Government One App At A Time
One of the many ways in which tech can impact our communities is when citizens and software coders collaborate on apps that improve government effectiveness and/or allow greater access to public data. Recently, I received notice about a really ¬†great opportunity for people to get engaged. Code For America¬†is a relatively new non-profit with a... Read more »

Jennifer Livingston and CyberBullying

Jennifer Livingston and CyberBullying
Recently, much has been made about Jennifer Livingston, the Wisconsin anchor who received a critical message from a viewer about her weight. There’s been great discussion about bullying in general….and cyberbullying in particular. First, there’s a distinct age difference – when it happens with youth, it’s cyberbullying, and with adults, it’s cyberharrassment. Either way, it’s... Read more »

A Striking Education in Open Source Software

A Striking Education in Open Source Software
Admittedly, I’m a big fan of our local library system – I grew up making semi-regular walks down Archer Avenue to the Brighton Park branch from my grandmother’s house. I also visit my local branch when I need to do some “remote” working….and check out some books. So I was very heartened – and proud... Read more »
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Meet Your Neighbor: Free Geek Chicago

Meet Your Neighbor: Free Geek Chicago
This week, I’m introducing a new, regular feature on the blog where I’ll be talking about a Chicago non-profit or organization that’s “doing it right”. Whether it’s creating new opportunities for tech, or driving a socially beneficial mission in a unique way, this will be a great way for you, the reader, to “meet your... Read more »