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Calling All Hackers (for Social Good!)

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We here at NetSquared are proud to announce the beta launch of Hacker Helper. Hacker Helper is a website that helps prepare developers for hackathons by providing issue-specific problem statements written by NGOs and activists who are working on the ground to solve social problems. It also provides developers with links to relevant data sets, APIs, and other people who are working on projects to solve the social problem.

How it works:

Google Keyword Tool a Powerful Tool for Your Online Action Campaign

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Google is typically a top, if not the top, referrer of traffic to your website, so it pays to have a well thought out plan when it comes to attracting the attention of the search giant.

While it’s important to rank high for words and phrases related to your online action campaign, it is even more important to rank high for words and phrases related to your online action campaign that people are actually searching for.

Nonprofits Learn How to Tell Untold Stories at Data Day 2013

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Data can be integrated seamlessly into stories that benefit communities, presenters told nonprofits and journalists at a conference on June 21. The event demonstrated how one can tap into information sources about communities whose voices are often unheard.

Data Day 2013, held at Northeastern University in Boston, showcased how successful data-based stories engage people on an emotional level. Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, and The Boston Foundation co-hosted the conference.

Green Map Global Archive Launching March 27 in NYC

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On Wednesday, March 27, join Green Map System for the launch of the Green Map Archive, now officially housed in the New York Public Library’s esteemed Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division.

Now, hundreds of locally published Green Maps and materials will continue to support sustainable community development for many years to come.


Social Media Activist Amanda Levinson Talks Tech Projects in Vermont

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Local NetSquared organizer (and social media activist) Amanda Levinson was interviewed by Lauren-Glenn Davitian on the Local Media Show in Burlington, VT about her current projects including NetSquared, Burlington Neighborhood Mapping and a new project that visualizes the federal budget. Amanda shares her perspective on transplanting from high-stress, fast-paced Silicon Valley to Burlington (where everyhting is great "except the winter.") What did she do when she landed in Vermont? She started a NetSquared local chapter! 

Netsquared Regional Event for Cameroon and Nigeria

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The Netsquared Regional Conference for Cameroon and Nigeria is a multi stake holder event that will bring together actors from local Netsquared groups, Internet Society, civil society, diplomatic institutions, government and the tech world to articulate on issues related to the social web and nongovernmental diplomacy. Citizens from three neighboring countries including: Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic, in a two day event will seek to resolve the following challenges:

- The difficulties faced in introducing the social web for social development in the sub region

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