Tuesday, September 15th
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1 Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Featured guests: Dan MacNeil and Carolyn Thompson of the Community Software Lab
Here's what Dan says about the session:
Our primary presentation goal is to show off our software websites designed to connect people to the social services they need. A secondary goal is to connect to people who want to share source code and data. Time permitting, we'd also like practice telling jokes.We asked our featured guests to tell us a little bit about themselves, and this is how they responded:
We'll start with a 5 minute video. This video is designed to demo our software in such a way as to hid the weak spots.
We'll pause for questions and discussion. If there are no questions or discussion, we will punish the group by pontificating bombastically on the weak spots of our software, the minutia of free software licenses and the syntax of the Perl programing language.
Dan MacNeil, is a stereotypical computer geek in everything except for personal hygiene. He's been trying to get a BS in CS since 1982. He's crawled under desks to re-connect network cables for organizations with $20 in the checking account and for organizations with millions of donors. In 1998, he started the Community Software Lab to help bring about the post scarcity society and have an excuse to print "Fearless Leader" on business cards.Here are a few links to visit before the session:
Carolyn Thompson, outreach coordinator of the CSL, has a degree in Psychology from Philadelphia University and a long, impressive but boring resume. Once, as a summer life guard, she prevented (on average) one drowning per week.
- Wikipedia: "Post scarcity"
- Community Software Lab
- The North Shore Portal
- The Merrimack Valley Hub
- MVHub, a directory of social services
At the conclusion of our Ethos Roundtable session, we will stroll down the hall to enjoy the good company, food, and drink at the 501 Tech Club that is so generously underwritten by TechFoundation. The 501 Tech Club is the monthly gathering of technology professionals who work with nonprofit organizations.
All Ethos Roundtable attendees are welcome at the Boston 501 Tech Club, and vice versa.
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