As the year comes to a close, we're reminded to reflect back on some of the highlights from the last 12 months. This is the third of four year in review posts I'll be sharing to highlight some of the exciting moments for NetSquared and our global community in 2010.
In this post, I'm taking a look back at all of the Interviews from 2010. I hope these amazing people bring you some inspiration for the new year!
Interviews with Technology and Social Impact Leaders
A “Spark” of Inspiration for the Extraordinaries
Sparked (formerly The Extraordinaries) is a brand new online micro-volunteering network where people can use their professional skills to solve nonprofit challenges. We interviewed co-founder and CEO, Jacob Colker, to learn more about the tool and it's recent re-brand.
Developing a Successful Web Analytics Program
“Measurement’ is a big buzz word in the NP Tech world. But for some of us, recognizing the value isn’t enough to execute a strategy. That’s where Web Analytics Demystified comes in. They are a consulting firm that helps develop successful, sustainable, and scalable web analytics programs, and have done a great job sharing their knowledge and creating a community around measurement. Recently, we connected with the firm's founder, Eric T. Peterson, to learn more.
Improving Water and Sanitation Resources Online
We interviewed with Peter van der Linde, the co-founder and director of Akvo, a platform dedicated to realizing drinking water and sanitation projects in developing countries across the globe.
Building a Community for the Print Impaired We interviewed Sachin Malhan, CEO and co-founder of inclusive planet, an online platform that enables people with print impairments to find each other, connect, interact, build communities, and share accessible content and solutions. Started in India, this project is rapidly growing to be a world-wide resource for the visually impaired to both learn and interact.
Melissa Nelson, Blackbaud TV
We talked with Melissa Nelson, Blackbaud's Media Production and Outreach Manager, to learn more about their new initiative, Blackbaud TV.
Kedar Iyer, PickyPolly
We connected with Kedar to learn about a new project to help users measure and manage their consumption, in effect encouraging them to control their environmental impact.
Scott White, The Kopernik
The Kopernik is an online marketplace bringing together technology developers, donors and beneficiaries to provide basic necessities through technology to families in the developing world. We talked with Scott White, the Business Development Specialist at Kopernik, to learn more.
Hwa Young Jung, Manchester Digital Laboratory
We connected with Hwa Young Jung from Manchester Digital Laboratory, a Manchester, UK based community space where members of the creative community can come together to meet, learn, and work.
Marshall Kirkpatrick on the Real Time Web Report
The Real-Time Web and Its Future, a new report from ReadWriteWeb, focused on the changing ecosystem of the Web, one that runs in real-time. We interviewed Marshall to discuss the report and the insights RWW discovered through the process of aggregating and distilling so much information from experts and Web users.
Colin Rhinesmith, CCTV Cambridge
We interviewed with Colin Rhinesmith, Community Media Coordinator at Cambridge Community Television and Adjunct Lecturer for the Media and Culture Program at Bentley University. Colin told us that they recently held a very popular social media workshop for seniors at Cambridge Community Television but that it is a topic that would benefit from more coverage.
Change The Web Challenge Project Update
We talked with John Brennan, the driving force behind OpenAction.org, which empowers individuals and organizations by helping them tell the world about the positive impact their actions have. John participated in the Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions in 2009 and received $5,000 for his winning Project: Social Actions Interactive Map.
Scott Anderson of ClientTrack
We connected with Scott Anderson from ClientTrack, a software solution aimed at increasing the impact of social benefit organizations and their work by “integrating people, processes, and technology.”
Which was your favorite or most inspirational interview? And, who do you suggest we touch base with next year?