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We’re excited to be partnering with Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco for SF-IM Summit 2011, aka “New Tools for the Public Good” On Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
The Aspiration team will facilitate sessions that include “Facebook and Twitter 101”, “Intro to blogging”, “Beginning and Intermediate WordPress”, “Listening Online with a Social Media Dashboard”, “Managing Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix”, and “How to Build a Good Nonprofit Web Site for Almost Nothing.”
The theme of SF-IM is using social media and other emerging technologies for the public good. Sessions will feature opportunities for discussion and hands-on learning. Importantly, the focus of SF-IM is on peer-to-peer learning and conversation, not tech-talk and PowerPoints. SF-IM’s programming is ideal for anyone interested the public possibilities of the emerging media technologies, and is suitable for a wide range of abilities, from beginner to advanced.
Big thanks and love bombs to TechSoup Global for inviting us to design and run their 2011 Contributors’ Summit earlier this month. The event brought together an amazing bunch of folks from over 40 countries, for collaborative discussions on topics ranging from disaster response and accessibility to cloud computing and the future of philanthropy.
It was a blast to be in Berlin at the start of February participating in Transmediale.11 with great friends from Mozilla Drumbeat and FLOSSManuals. I helped to facilitate sessions on Strategies of Political Participation and Open Activism, and slowed down long enough to opine about obfuscating personal data in the cloud.
Misty Avila joins Aspiration as our eAdvocacy Program Coordinator. Misty will be taking our eAdvocacy Capacity Building Program into California’s Central Valley. This will include leading trainings, developing materials and serving as the network hub for those looking for Aspiration’s eAdvocacy work in the Central Valley.
We got to stay in our own neck of the San Francisco woods to design and facilitate Code for America’s first-ever all-hands planning and strategy meeting. The fact that we got to co-conspire with our fine friend and inspiration David Eaves and open democracy thinker Tim Oreilly made it all the more excellent.
The day brought together CfA Staff and Board with 24 incoming Fellows who will be working Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, DC. Meeting together for the first time as a whole team, and this event focused on planning and strategizing for 2011 by collaboratively sharing knowledge and mapping knowns, unknowns and project priorities.
We’re excited to see where the Code for America project leads, and we wish them the very best as they set out to change the way municipal governments do both technology and democracy.