During a bumpy, hour-long motocab ride out of Iquitos, Peru, my iPhone popped out of my pocket, out of the loosely scaffolded vehicle, and onto the potholed and rocky street. By the time I realized it was gone, it was already dust.
Last month I joined Digital Democracy, an Oakland-based nonprofit that brings technology to indigenous communities in South America to protect their land rights and fight climate change. I’ve joined for a little while to advise them on how to grow their team. Yes, it is as cool as it sounds.
This past week, I flew to Berlin to throw down with the Refugees Hackathon.
Due to Josh’s work with cell-phone powered radio stations, we had an excuse to spend a month in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. He posted all the good vacation pictures to Flickr, so here are all the wonky transportation/land use ones.
After a highly successful wedding, Josh and I departed quickly for a week on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. We traded cupcakes and parents for otters and prawns, and Josh almost got eaten by a whale.
I’m attending the Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, D.C. for the third time, and my first time as a student.
Over the winter break, I spent three of those four weeks in Japan. It was awesome. All of it: the food, the snow monkeys, the transit.
I believe that my understanding of general farming practices far exceeds that of the typical urban dweller (thank you Newton County 4H), but I never turn down the chance to look at some kale in a field.
It’s been a long few weeks. As mentioned in my last post, I was honored by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals to be a finalist in their poster competition. Between the generosity of APBP, WOBO, and my own department at Berkeley, I was able to attend the APBP Professional Development Seminar in Charlotte, […]