Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

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A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis. But first: why was I, a fresh graduate of UCLA, in Guatemala in the first place? (It’s Benetech genocide HRDAG human rights disappearances Guatemala

Caltech: Founding Values

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Now, as a successful tech entrepreneur, I’ve benefited from California’s incredible venture machine, which creates immense value for individuals and for society. open source Syria technology Richard Feynman open content intellectual property science Guatemala social entrepreneurship Caltech

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Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Highlights of this Letter: SocialCoding4Good CityOptions Read2Go and Route 66 Literacy Selected Program Updates Human rights: Legal victory in Guatemala, PBS NewsHour stories Literacy: Major milestones for Bookshare at home and abroad SocialCoding4Good Just funded by the John S.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more. New York, New York: Dog Days of Summer 501 Tech NYC Happy Hour.

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Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Vancouver, British Columbia: NetSquared Camp: Nonprofit Tech Unconference. Naples, Florida: NFN4Good Tech Club for SWFL.

How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

For example, Welmer Cordova, who was badly burned in a gas explosion in Guatemala, lost part of his right hand. A Wearable Tech for Relief Challenge.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions. Then check out our new online learning courses, starting with Tech Training for Nonprofits and Libraries. Mississauga, Ontario: Tech Entrepreneurs Mastermind.

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Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community. Check out the [blog]([link] to get a taste of our grassroots community. * **Katharine Bierce** recorded her recent [tech and philanthropy panel]([link].

Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2015 Tech Impact Awards Luncheon. Civic Tech: A Presentation and Hack Night Collaboration Evening.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: 501 Tech Club Austin in Austin, Texas. Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club in Kansas City, Missouri. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

We believe that NGOs learn best from each other, so NetSquared provides a platform where we can come together face to face to share technology tips and create a community of practice around tech for good. Mississauga, Ontario: Hustle Hour — Tech Entrepreneurs Mastermind.

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Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de como hacer Estilos Sociales para el mundo digital.

Help a Friend Cross the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

You can help your tech-shy nonprofit friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech.

NetSquared Gets Down to Business This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Apoyo en comercializacion de Amcham a productos tecnologicos. Actually, that headline is a lie.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de Digital StoryTelling en Guatemala. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

You can help your tech-shy NGO friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

Get answers to your tech challenges at a NetSquared meetup (see list below). Guatemala: JWebes de Apps - Guatemala. Guatemala: Taller de e-emprendimiento y e-promocion del Campus Tec. Guatemala: The Social Good Summit Global Conversation 2013 - Guatemala.

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Guatemala: Taller para hacer un “elevator pitch” Wednesday, October 2. Guatemala: Drupal Camp de Guatemala - 2013. Houston, TX: Use Your Tech Powers for Good - Volunteer! Guatemala: DalGT: Actividad de DAL en Guatemala - 26 de Octubre.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

So don't be nervous — we're ready to create amazing tech training and networking events in your community! This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Mississauga, Ontario: Hustle Hour — Tech Entrepreneurs Mastermind — Topic: Employee to Entrepreneur. Seattle, Washington: GiveBig 2016 and Nonprofit/Tech Networking. Guatemala City, Guatemala: #coretic2016 #innovacionfinancie­ra.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

501 Tech Club Austin in Austin, Texas. Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club in Kansas City, Missouri. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Guatemala City, Guatemala.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

But we also believe that there's value in getting the nonprofit tech community together for a good old-fashioned party (we've got hard jobs!). This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

But we also believe that there's value in getting the nonprofit tech community together for a good old-fashioned party (we've got hard jobs!). This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

From my college dorm room, where I thought that pattern recognition could do more than target missiles, to my first successful high tech company where we built technology that could read just about any font without training, to Benetech’s founding with the Arkenstone reading machine for the blind. I remember the day I told my wife, Virginia, that I’d do this “nonprofit thing” for just one year and then go back to regular for-profit high tech companies.

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Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de Digital StoryTelling en Guatemala. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech.

Social Media for Social Good Events Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Join a Social Media Surgery in Vancouver and Peterborough, Canada; Guatemala City; or Cambridge and Manchester, United Kingdom. Guatemala: Social Media Surgery - Campus Tec. Naples, FL: NFN4Good Tech Club for SWFL. Guatemala: JWebes de Apps - Guatemala.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Tanzania]([link] in Tanga, Tanzania * [501 Tech Club Austin]([link] in Austin, TX * [Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club]([link] in Kansas City, MO --> Upcoming Events. Orlando, Florida: Creating a Tech-Centric Culture in Your Nonprofit.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina: Tech Trends for 2017.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

Tech Soup Blog

Guatemala City: Teach an Hour of Code in your classroom. Guatemala City: Taller de e-emprendimiento y e-promocion del Tec. Guatemala City: GET INSPIRED Redefiniendo la noción del éxito! Guatemala City: Protección Jurídica del Software.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. Happy Hour with Nonprofit Tech Luminaries. NTEN Presents: Oregon Nonprofit Tech Roundup.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Guatemala City, Guatemala: Taller de Digital StoryTelling en Guatemala. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. Guatemala City, Guatemala: Ronda de Negocios Internacional en el Tec. Los Angeles, CA: 501 Tech Club Monthly Meetup. London, United Kingdom: Tech for Good Meetup. Storymakers is live!

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Doing a Data Dive to Find Data About Children and Families.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Mississauga, Ontario: Hustle Hour — Tech Entrepreneurs Mastermind. San Francisco, California: LGBT in Tech.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: It's Legal for Nonprofits to Lobby, Organize, and Advocate!

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. We worked with a network of women’s rights NGOs located throughout Latin America and Guatemala who traveled to Antigua for the multi-day training.

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NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Maria Zaghi in Guatemala is bringing her fellow Latin American organizers together for a regional salon on June 10 as part of Mashable’s G-Everyone Summit. Guatemala: The G-everyone Meetup in Guatemala. Minneapolis, MN: 501 Tech Club Happy Hour feat.

You’re Not Alone in Your Pursuit for Better

Connection Cafe

While I haven’t lived in a Syrian refugee camp, survived on $1 a day in Guatemala, or been awarded an honorary doctorate by the New School for my work as a civil rights activist, I do know one thing: we all play a part. We’re seeing a growing relationship between the tech sector and social good like never before. It’s easy to feel like you’re alone on your mission to do good and create real change in the world.

Net2Local November Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

It’s time to get face-to-face with your nonprofit tech friends! Our goal is to help each other solve our tech challenges, find a tribe of people who share our passions, and have a ridiculously good time while we’re at it! Tired of sitting in front of your computer all day?

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Delivering my opening remarks at the Martus'' 10th Anniversary A decade later, in 2003, Benetech —the nonprofit tech company I founded and lead—launched our Human Rights Program to address this very question.

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Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

No more excuses are allowed about your New Year's resolution to power up your nonprofit tech skills — it's time to join a meetup and find your tribe! Just search at NetSquared.org and start leveraging tech to do more good.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Saint Paul, Minnesota: How Audience Personas Help Determine Your Tools, Tech, and Strategy.