Things We Like (December 2015)

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

  1. Applications are currently being accepted for TechBridge’s 2016 Technology Innovation Award.
  2. Here are the winners of the First Annual “Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.”
  3. Norman Rockwell’s winning holiday paintings were first portrayed as photos.
  4. This photo, which went locally viral, portrays our weather here this month at the Portland NTEN headquarters.
  5. Even when their content goes viral, black teens are often left without attribution or payment, while corporations who discount their value profit.
  6. Too often, talented people also discount their own value and apologize for their contributions. Here’s how to deal with the imposter syndrome.
  7. This cartoon explains why we should do ourselves a favor and stop apologizing and instead say thank you.
  8. Do yourself a favor and watch this kitten attack a ceramic cat. (You’re welcome.)
  9. Did we say cats? We meant tats. These “tech tats” turn wearable devices into cyberpunk body art. Coming soon to an arm near you?
  10. Dumpling emoji is the latest tech art that may be coming soon in a text to you. If, that is, the Unicode Consortium can subscribe to the idea.
  11. Hubspot recently unsubscribed 250K people from their blog as a new rule of their emailing policy.
  12. Here are 9 rules for emailing, from Google exec Eric Schmidt’s book, “How Google Works.”
  13. Here’s how Ingress’ #MissionsForGood works. This is in its second year, inspired by last year’s success.
  14. The broader #nptech community is one filled with thoughtful, passionate people who connect and inspire. Many in our Community may know Robin Fray Carey and mourn her loss.
  15. The folks at Wait But Why explore/mourn how many/few books they have left to read (spoiler alert: about 300 books) and time left with close friends and family.
  16. Of the books you have left to read in your life, what if they included these 50 stories by women of color? Victoria Law reports.
  17. One woman’s report of sexual harassment at FitzGibbon Media triggers an alarm of harassment in the broader progressive movement.
  18. “Supreme Court Justice [Antonin Scalia] triggered an alarm on Twitter” with remarks related to the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case. Black Twitter clapped back with #StayMadAbby.
  19. We end TWL with literally just a bunch of GIFs of Paul Rudd dancing.
Steph Routh
Steph is NTEN's former Content Manager and currently serves as the Communication & Marketing Manager at the Community Cycling Center. She came to nonprofit work through the side door, after studying classical music performance, working in an Alaskan fish cannery, and teaching theater and creative writing in NYC and Thailand, among other pursuits. 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. She is passionate about removing barriers to opportunities and finding equity at the many intersections of social justice work. Steph is married to her bicycle and an aunt of two.