Category Archives: Avocation

The topic of avocation related hobbies, groups, and interests

Where I Think The Bus Should Go: Communities Of Innovation

Mike Caprio 14 Replies

[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 StartupBus event and the community that arises from it. I hope you’ll give it a […]

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Self-organization and the StartupBus Community

Mike Caprio 13 Replies

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 we’re about so much more than rapidly building startups on a moving bus. to address […]

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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

Mike Caprio 10 Replies

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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The Four Ways StartupBus Dramatically Grew My Network

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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 relationships and communities work. I have always placed a high value on my connections with […]

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International Space Apps Challenge – After Action Report!

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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, 25 cities, 17 countries on 7 continents… 2,083 people working on 71 challenges, producing 100 […]

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