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 month, I lent a graphic hand to the good folks at the engine room to turn out two microsites.
Because it seems like there’s no shortage of terrible things to organize against, and only so much time to do it, I joined SpaceDog this week to build a microsite for Ultraviolet about anti-abortion terrorism.
MapTime is a global community of mapmaking enthusiasts, and I’ve been wrangling the Oakland chapter for the past few months.
What’s the largest group of people you’ve ever convinced to walk under a freeway with you? This month I led an Oakland Urban Paths walk of Oakland’s estuary and Lake Merritt channel titled: Water and Change.
TransportationCamp organized an unconference day during CalACT’s (California Association for Coordinated Transportation) Fall Conference in Sonoma County. This was an exciting departure from TranspoCamp’s usual urban habitat, and revealed an off distinction around innovation.
This past week, I flew to Berlin to throw down with the Refugees Hackathon.
I’m generally wary of the fanaticism around civic tech, but found myself nonetheless at the Code for America Summit in Oakland this week, genuinely impressed by Codeando Mexico‘s Retos Públicos open technology procurement platform.
This is a cross-post from Karen Hester’s Loakal blog. It explores the wonderful but unlikely fantasy of a publicly-owned Oakland Athletics.
This week I presented a map of Chinese media memes at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. I was invited to collaborate by The Civic Beat as a cartographer, but we ended up creating something much bigger than a map.