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Civic Data Challenge launched at Data2.0 Conference

by Adriana Dakin on April 15, 2012

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Originally posted on Fission Strategy’s blog

At the Data 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on April 3rd, Fission’s client National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) launched the Civic Data Challenge (http://civicdatachallenge.org) with support from the Knight Foundation.

The aim of the challenge is to build a community of developers designers, and data analysts who can turn the raw data of “civic health” into beautiful, useful visualizations, enabling our communities to be better understood and made to thrive. Excellent, eh? Read on!

Kristen Cambell, Chief Program Officer of NCoC, and Jake Brewer (in photo above, speaking at Data2.0), Chief Strategy Officer of Fission, took the stage to announce launch, while remote audiences watched via livestream. [click to continue…]

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Baratunde on stage at SXSW 2012

Baratunde on stage at SXSW 2012. Photo from NY Times Wire.

@baratunde is a @jjpolitics colleague of my @FissionStrategy colleague @ch3ryl, but I hadn’t grasped the extent of how quick witted and awesome he is. Now I’ve got it.

Today to talk about the power of satire, he put into action his prowess in storytelling and visuals to share his beliefs and experiences about transforming the world … with as much use of Twitter-type communication as possible 😉 such as hashtags and usernames. [click to continue…]

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Vic Gundotra and Guy Kawasaki in a SXSW fireside chat

Vic Gundotra and Guy Kawasaki engaged in a SXSW "fireside chat" about Google+ in front of a huge, packed auditorium at SXSW.

What was the coolest thing I heard today? Twas a a SXSW fireside chat between Vic Gundotra (Senior Vice-President of Social Business for Google) and Guy Kawasaki (Silicon Valley venture capitalist, author, Apple Fellow) to discuss the Google+ project.

Here are some highlights gathered for you from the conversation, in which Guy mischievously liked to point out problems he’s had with Google+. [click to continue…]

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Co-organizer Michelle Fetsch of Women Enough celebrating a successful event with Adriana Dakin of ImaginePod, which did pro-bono work in social media, media outreach + more.

On December 1st, San Francisco was one of the sites of the first-in-history TEDxWomen events taking place around the country and the world on that day. Through ImaginePod, I helped to produce the event together with a crack team of women — Michelle Fetsch from Women Enough, Sonya Stewart from Living Rhythms, Sabrina Bruning from Women2.0, and Liz Zirk from Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, as well as a team of volunteers on the day-of. [click to continue…]

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