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5 Keys to Hacking Your Community. What Works?

One of the many great keynotes given at the Community Leadership Summit (CLS) this year was by Rod Martin of Mautic, creator of marketing automation software. Rod spoke to us about the five key secrets to growth hacking your community. If you're like me, you might be wondering what growth hacking is? Growth hacking is a fancy way to say throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks / works. Rod's talk stuck with me because he presented his argument by using a series of words and definitions to make it completely clear what it is we're trying to do when building our communities...

Let’s Stop Focusing On Shiny Gadgets And Start Using Tech To Empower People

Margaret Stewart | Wired | September 7, 2013

Two weeks ago, [Red Burns] passed away. But much more needs to be said about one of the smartest, gutsiest women I ever knew, and about what she thought about education, technology, design … and life. Read More »

Open-Source Hardware: Copy & Paste Empowerment

Caleb Kraft | EE Times | September 12, 2013

Last week I was privileged enough to speak at the Open Hardware Summit. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope to return again in the years to come. Read More »

The Uganda Open Development And Open Data Process: Is The Tide About To Change?

Charles Lwanga-Ntale | Development Initiatives | October 1, 2012

There is currently a sea change in the East African governance landscape and you only need to go back to just over a year ago – to Kenya – to understand this. On 8 July 2011, President Mwai Kibaki launched the Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI), making Kenya the first developing country to have an open government data portal, and second only to Morocco on the African continent. Those who crafted KODI did not mince their words. They wanted to see Kenya take steps to improve governance, and they saw availability and access to data and vital development information as one way of achieving this.
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Why Open-Source Principles Are a Recipe For Innovation

April Burbank | Forbes | July 25, 2012

Open sourced software has proven that proprietary ownership often precludes innovation — and that with proper organization and oversight, you can trust the wisdom of the masses. But what does open sourcing look like in health care, government or everyday situations where there is no software code?

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