Category Archives: Civic Tech

SocialFresh 2011: Going Beyond the “Kumbaya Effect”


Yesterday, I reported on Day One of the Social Fresh Balitmore conference, where speakers focused on all thing mobile. Today, however, spoke to much broader audience — marketers looking to maximize social media for branding and content distribution. Perhaps my … Continue reading

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SocialFresh 2011: All Things Mobile


A few weeks ago, I won tickets to SocialFresh Baltimore, a 2-day conference hosted by the social media training company, SocialFresh. Day One focused primarily on mobile marketing. Here are a few highlights from the experts, roughly paraphrased: Jeanne Hopkins on … Continue reading

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For The Amateur Researcher: How to Master the National Archives


Even if you live in DC, you don’t always realize how many resources are at your fingertips. This weekend, I was reminded about a phenomenal resource – free to the public – known as the National Archives. I picked up … Continue reading

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Let’s Redesign_DC.


“Lightning talks by local design thinkers” Redesign DC was the first of an ongoing series about how to improve the city of Washington, D.C. The first one was hosted by The Parley, a “cultural accelerator and creative collaborative.” Parley plans to … Continue reading

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charity:water // A Different Kind Of Birthday Celebration


UPDATE 1/24: I have surpassed my goal! Thanks to everyone who contributed, prayed, and offered support in any way. I am truly blessed, and more importantly, we have blessed others. Thank you. UPDATE 1/17: As of 12:00 AM on January … Continue reading

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Get Your Social Justice On


I think January is the ideal month to hold Social Justice Camp. January is a fresh slate for projects, advocacy work and goal-setting. It’s also tied to the MLK Day Of Service, which gets at the very heart of the … Continue reading

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SPARK Into 2011


January is full of possibilities – a chance to reset our priorities. But the rest of the year can often feel like a graveyard of good intentions that petered out back in February. This year I’m starting out with a … Continue reading

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OCTO Hatches Plan For Digital Unity


Some people just have connections – and it was through one such person that I found a copy of DC’s Digital Divide Strategy, which published last week. At a glance, it looks like just another civic document – an outline, … Continue reading

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