Posted May 26th, 2009 by ivan See all of ivan's blog posts 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: Genocide scorecard building an anti-genocide constituency and holding elected officials accountable (2008) Anti-genocide community network (2007) 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 meeting other local organizers 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.