A cloudless blue sky, glistening sand and crashing waves were literally right outside the door. It was a demanding task for the NetSquared Australia and New Zealand co-organisers, convening on the famous Gold Coast for the regional meet-up on 7 May.
Beach aside, the six co-organisers gathered to learn from each other and devise ways to grow and strengthen our NetSquared communities in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Wellington.
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Technology has expanded the possibilities of what we can do — we can use Glass to augment reality. We can video chat with people on the other side of the world. Pictures taken on the surface of Mars can be sent back to Earth in a few hours. There is so much to do, and so much is possible. But, how do we get to that next level to transform ourselves and our communities?
Baltimore Innovation Week is a ten-day celebration of technology and innovation in Baltimore, happening in late September. This week of events is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration, and improving Baltimore. You and your nonprofit and social enterprise colleagues should check out the events.
In this week's data digest read about the ways that open data is being taken to offline communities, the introduction of Next.Data.Gov in the US and the UK government's ‘midata’ Innovation Lab. There is also news on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Post-2015 Development Agenda's call for a ‘data revolution’ and discussion of the opportunities and challenges in using big data to understand Africa's informal economies.
This is my first blog post, so it’s only appropriate that there be some introduction. My name is Nick Bangia, and I’m the Technical Lead on the MSP Product Team, within the Community & Platform group at TechSoup Global. I’ve been in the software engineering profession since early 2008, evern since I earned my BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook’em Horns!).
Turn on the internet next Thursday night (29 November 6.30am GMT) and you’ll get a chance to hear about four great projects making the world a better place from Australia and New Zealand.
Presentations from four meet-ups, being run simultaneously, will be broadcast live. We’ll be taking questions in person and via chat. Tune in via You Tube Live (via http://www.connectingup.org/net2downunder) or signup to the NetSquared Virtual meetup.