Monthly Archives: November 2014

What’s So Great About Hackathons?

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Hackathon? What’s That? I’m sure many folks unfamiliar with the phrase “hackathon” will wonder whether it involves breaking in to a computer or telecommunications system and “hacking” passwords or some such security thing. Mass media and other government / special interests have firmly associated the term “hack” with “criminal act” so it’s important to state […]

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Dude Where’s My App? Things I Expect To Be Able To Do And Yet Still Cannot Do

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Why Isn’t There An App For That? There are a surprising number of things that should be completely technically feasible, and yet nothing exists to solve these problems. Maybe it’s the Innovator’s Dilemma, maybe it’s just that the people in charge aren’t good at stating problems clearly to solve them simply. Whatever the reason, I […]

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Environmental News For Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents!

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I just received this email from friend and community activist Joanna Micek – I’m posting this email from her to follow up on her ask to spread the word about this important environmental improvement initiative that all Greenpoint residents should know about! Her email begins below:   Hi, For the past year, I’ve been a […]

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