Hi, my name is Ivan Boothe

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Hi folks! I'm one of two local organizers for Philadelphia NetSquared and Net Tuesdays. I was part of featured projects at the 2007 and 2008 NetSquared conferences with a nonprofit I helped to found in 2004, the Genocide Intervention Network:

Apart from NetSquared, I work as a consultant and web developer for nonprofits and social change groups around:

  • building online movements
  • creating engaging, supporter-driven websites
  • real-world activism that takes advantage of online social networks

Or, as I like to say, Rootwork powers grassroots networks from the bottom up.

I work primarily in the open-source content-management system (CMS) Drupal, and I've also done a fair amount in WordPress.

Goals for N2Y4


  1. meeting other local organizers
  2. discovering awesome mobile tech for social change projects!


Boring non-tech stuff

While I do spend a lot of my time on computers...I have other interests too! I have a degree in peace and conflict studies from Swarthmore College, and authored a thesis on third-party nonviolent intervention. I was a co-founder of why-war.org, which launched a nationwide campaign of electronic civil disobedience against the voting machine manufacturer Diebold in 2003.

I am a professional handbell ringer in the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble and an enthusiastic member of my local worker-owned food cooperative.