NetSquared Cambridge organizer Mel Findlater recently spoke at Net Tuesday Vancouver on how tablets and smartphones such as the iPad and iphone really can create social change in education, for people with disabilities, older people, and in your everyday productivity. Mel shared inspirational stories - she showed us how tablets can be used to prevent dementia and allow autistic adults to communicate in ways never before possible.
Check out the storify for Mel's slides, photos, videos and a list of mobile apps that can create meaningful improvements in people's quality of life.
It's December, which means the end of the year is terrifyingly close. It's also a good time to reflect back in thanks (and exhaustion) on what we've learned in the rapidly changing field of nonprofit technology and online community building.
Winter is finally arriving in the northern hemisphere (and we're getting jealous of our southern friends). This November the NetSquared community is holding the last of this year's NetSquared Camps and is holding even more monthly meetups than last month (at least twenty-one!). This month also saw the launch of the Microsoft Windows 8 Contest, which is open to US-based developers.