News and buzz from people and organizations in the nonprofit tech sector.
DIGITAL STORYTELLERS UNITE
> Stories for Change is the place to find people who are telling their stories digitally. You can read inspiring stories about social change, find resources to help get your story out there, and trade tips with other online storytellers.
> Amnesty International is using satellite images to tell the story of the crisis in Darfur. They've created the Eyes on Darfur web site to document atrocities in areas that watchdogs don't have access to, bringing the story out into the open to catalyze action.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BOSTON
> MAPC, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, has collected town, city, county, state, national (census and other), private, educational, police and other data referencing the Boston region and created the Metro DataCommon. You can find everything from high school dropout rates to transit times in the Boston area. It's a great example of the power that integrated data can lend your story.
CALLING ALL CODERS
> Code For Change is building a community of people who want to put their programming skills to work on open source software that will change the world in a "get your hands dirty and move mountains kind of way". Their first release: a stand alone CiviCRM.
> For all of you out there working on software for social change, don't forget that the deadline for the $10,000 Antonio Pizzigati Prize For Software in the Public Interest is coming up on August 1st. For more information see our blog post.