Things We Like (April 2016)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

  1. Folks at See3 Communications are taking a stand for diversity.
  2. Portland area folks are taking a final Bowie v. Prince ride due to the stars’ deaths.
  3. Men v. women: folks at this company are exploring gender inequality in the tech industry workplace, starting with themselves.
  4. This “wage gap” alarm clock explores gender inequality in the workplace by ringing after 79% of the work day is done so women can go home.
  5. This octopus went home to the sea by escaping down a pipe to the ocean. Good job, Inky!
  6. This “working cats” program gives felines a job and a home.
  7. April Fools’ corner: The Washington County Sheriff’s office announced a Patrol Feline Unit and Powell’s Books marketed pre-colored coloring books.
  8. Here is a coloring book for the map-obsessed.
  9. And here is a website for the data-obsessed. Seriously, look at this visualization of public data.
  10. These scientists seriously need the public’s help looking at photos of adorable penguins.
  11. Take a look at these adorable baby animals who really, really love their vegetables. Hungry yet?
  12. Then you can take a look at IKEA’s meatball-cooking virtual reality kitchen.
  13. Virtually there, then denied. Award-winning Raed Saleh landed in the U.S. for his award, only to be turned back. How long will this be our reality?
  14. 100 years later, the reality continues of women being told to smile. Here are some responses to people who want Harriet Tubman to smile.
  15. At 100, Ida Keeling continues to run, a reigning national champion.
  16. No reigning women here: the latest emoji raises a big problem.
  17. Here’s the latest in what “XOXO” really means. Things to think about before signing your email.
  18. Here are 13 questions to ask before signing up to marry a geek.
Steph Routh
Content Manager
NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network
Steph is Content Manager at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. She has spent over a decade in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on organizational development, communications, fundraising, and program planning. Steph served as the first Executive Director of Oregon Walks for five years prior to joining NTEN. She is passionate about removing barriers to opportunities and finding equity at the many intersections of social justice work. And she feels lucky every day she is at NTEN, with a Community that does exactly that. Outside the NTEN office, Steph is the Mayor of Hopscotch Town, a consulting and small publishing firm that inspires and celebrates fun, lovable places for everyone. Steph is married to her bicycle and an aunt of two.