Things We Like (November 2015)

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

  1. We love cats here at NTEN, but we don’t always love their life choices. Perhaps neither do they!
  2. A poor choice for marketing real estate? A meme was born after Airbnb’s unfortunate Muni shelter ads.
  3. This cartoon was born as the child of real estate and nerdiness. Give it time; it will grow on you! (H/T Isaac Shalev)
  4. How much time do employers give parents after a child is born? This online resource center is here to sum up maternity leave. (For brutal irony, look up Babies”R”Us)
  5. These brutally honest illustrations sum up adulthood.
  6. But what might adulthood look like in a parallel universe? Could we be closer to knowing?
  7. What would paint colors be named if Jeff worked at the hardware store near you?
  8. What might the tech industry look like if we all followed Serena Williams’ advice? Related, is there any time one should not follow Serena Williams’ advice?
  9. Why aren’t there currently more women represented in tech? Here’s why not, and why it matters.
  10. Thanks to WOCinTech Chat, here are stock images representing women of color in tech, available for free. What tech leadership looks like.
  11. At a recent Street Roots event, Marissa Madrigal explored what courage, kindness, and leadership look like, and what can happen when we come together.
  12. When Ai Weiwei was denied his bulk Legos request by the toy company, his fans flooded him with #LegosForWeiwei.
  13. Scott Kelly is (not quite, but one can hope) flooding his followers’ Twitter feeds with images from his #YearInSpace.
  14. Speaking of images, maybe you need some placeholder images of Bill Murray? We’re just going to leave this here.
  15. This mother/son wedding dance left it all on the floor (video). File under Zumba with not-activewear.
  16. File this video under activewear for not-active things.
  17. Did Heritage Foundation just make PDF files obsolete?
  18. Here are 15 features for Google files you may not have known existed.
  19. We close out Things We Like with a new podcast that our Content Manager co-launched this month, called “Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?
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.