Category Archives: Avocation

The topic of avocation related hobbies, groups, and interests

Where I Think The Bus Should Go: Communities Of Innovation

[Author’s Note: TL;DR – This is a really long blog post that outlines a vision for the future of innovation based on nearly a decade of my experiences as a community organizer, and relates some of my feelings about the … Continue reading

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Self-organization and the StartupBus Community

Too Long, Didn’t Read A brief explanation before we dive into a very long longform post; when I first set out to write this, I had two goals: to tell the world more about the StartupBus community, and demonstrate that … Continue reading

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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

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 … Continue reading

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The Four Ways StartupBus Dramatically Grew My Network

This article is a slightly modified version of the article posted previously at New Worker Magazine. People who know me usually see me as a people person, and I definitely am someone who’s interested in other people and in how … Continue reading

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International Space Apps Challenge – After Action Report!

This past weekend, StartupBus joined over 100 other government agencies and organizations all over the world by participating in the first ever International Space Apps Challenge hackathon. http://spaceappschallenge.org/blog/2012/04/23/results-international-space-apps-challenge/ The numbers really speak for themselves:  8 government agencies and 103 organizations, … Continue reading

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