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MyData in Silicon Valley – notes on our first full-moon meetup

What does a typical meetup in Silicon Valley look like? Some meeting room of some tech companyPizza, beer and sodaLots of dudes either pitching their latest wild startup, quietly waiting for the speaker to start, or looking for a jobSome speaker pitching their new thing and while it will be the greatest thing everon the…

First MyData Silicon Valley event on Tuesday

We have been organizing a new regional hub in Silicon Valley for the MyData Global movement, and this coming Tuesday, July 16th, we will have our first public event in San Francisco. It’s open to the public and you are invited. Our goal is to create an ongoing in-person conversation about Ethics, Privacy and Personal…

Going to Open Source Bridge and Indie Web Summit in Portland next week

Two great events are coming up in Portland, OR, in about a week: Open Source Bridge, a grassroots-organized open source conference, June 20-23 Indie Web Summit, the annual get-together of the alpha geeks building a decentralized, user-owned social web. I’ll be flying up on the first flight Friday morning, spend the day at Open Source…

Ebola: The Incompetence is Breathtaking

I’m having a hard time digesting news about Ebola, particularly in the US. Just how incompetent can everybody be? There seems little to no training for nurses for how to stay safe. What? Here’s one article, I’ve seen many. Update Oct-16: The second infected nurse in Texas decided to fly around, not once, but twice,…

IndieWebCamp San Francisco this Friday and Saturday

Last June, I went to IndieWebCamp Portland, and had a blast: a few dozen alpha geeks were demonstrating their latest projects, most of which have to do with wrestling control of their own data from various on-line silos, and using that data in innovative ways on their own site. In other words, right down my…