We sometimes forget that there are many people who do not have computer skills. Michael Abensour, Executive Director of Kramden Institute will share with us what their Fellow is doing to address Digital Inclusion in the Triangle as one of 16 NTEN and Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellows. Join us October 21 at 6:30pm at UNC-TV, 10 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/events/223358663/
The Internet Governance Forum is meeting in Istanbul this September and it’s going to be a big deal. The IGF gives developing countries the same opportunity as wealthier nations to engage in the debate on Internet governance and to facilitate their participation in existing institutions and arrangements.
We are planning a NetCamp for May 31st, 2014 because we are trying to put together projects, persons and communties in the Central American region and Mexico to use technology as a changing agent for social good.
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.
We believe digital skills and webmaking are vital 21st century skills, the fourth pillar to reading, writing and arithmetic. But we face a serious challenge in making this a reality in the kenya and around the world: there’s a digital literacy “gap.”
Youth and digital natives increasingly know how to consume with technology, but lack the skills and knowledge they need to create with it. When it comes to the web, we’re at risk of teaching an entire generation how to read, but not how to write.
Last week I attended a conference "Can Open Data Improve Democratic Governance" held in Berkeley, California. As part of its Data and Democracy initiative, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) convened representatives from the public sector, tech industry, and NGOs to discuss the many issues surrounding open data.
If you've ever struggled to explain why the digital divide is a problem, help has arrived! OCLC’s WebJunction just released a handy visual summary of why Internet access matters. The infographic shows why Internet access matters to individuals, communities, and the U.S. as a whole, as well as who is getting left behind in the digital divide.