Some Thoughts

A: The Tower of Babylon

Gen. 11 At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.[a] 2 As people[b] migrated from the east,[c] they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to each other, “Come, let us make oven-fired bricks.” They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” 5 Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The Lord said, “If they have begun to do this as one people all having the same language, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let Us go down there and confuse[d] their language[e] so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”[f] 8 So from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babylon,[g] for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

B: The Times of the Ethnes

Acts 17: 26 From one man[f] He has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. 27 He did this so they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

C: Pioneer Bible Translators

http://pioneerbible.org/

D: Ontologies, Taxonomies, Knowledge Management

Protégé – http://protege.stanford.edu/

Protégé Team – http://protege.stanford.edu/about.php

Announcing Speaker Lineup for #140edu NYC 2011

Since the first #140conf, Education and the real-time web is a topic I have covered at almost all of our events. Earlier this year I decided to develop a two day focused conference to explore “The State of Education NOW” which lead to the launch of #140edu, taking place August 2-3 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Education is at the front of every parent’s mind. We all worry – are our children learning what they need to be fully realized citizens of the world? Please join Science Academy’s Chris Lehmann and myself at #140edu for this special two-day event.

#140edu offers special pricing for educators and students. We are inviting all bloggers – who cover education, parenting, and social issues that pertain to education to join us. Click here to review the #140edu schedule.

Speakers at #140edu include:

– Adam Bellow (@adambellow) – Founder, eduTecher
– Andrea G. Michnik (@AndreaGenevieve) – Director of PR and Social Media Marketing, International Studies Abroad
– Aparna Vashisht (@Parentella) – Founder & CEO, ‏ Parentella.com
– Barry Joseph (@barryjoseph) – Online Leadership Program, Global Kids, Inc.
– Barry Schuler (@BSchuler) – Chairman, New Tech Network; Director, KnowledgeWorks Foundation
– Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) – Principal of the Science Leadership Academy
– Christian Long (@ChristianLong) – Vice President – Education, Cannon Design
– Cynthia Lawson (@cynthialawson) – Assistant Professor and Artist, Parsons The New School for Design
– Dale J. Stephens (@DaleJStephens) – Leader of the @UnCollege movement. Evangelist
– David A. Singer (@DavidASinger) – School Board Trustee, Harrison School District
– Debra Eckerling (@campusexplorer) – Senior Editor, Campus Explorer
– Don Burton (@dcburton) – Founder, eebee’s Adventures
– Douglas Crets (@DouglasCrets) – Director, dB C Media
– Eric Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal) – Principal, New Milford High School
– Erik Endress (@erikendress) – Interactive & Social Media Specialist, New Jersey School Boards Association
– George Haines (@George_Haines) – Director of Technology, Sts. Philip and James School
– Gina Johnston (@NHSoCal) – Social Media Strategist, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California
– Inga Rós (@Inga_Ros) – Teacher, Commercial College of Iceland
– Jack Hidary (@jackhidary) – entrepreneur – business, social, political
– Janos Marton – Director, The Living Museum
– Joan Tiburzi (@JoanTiburzi) – current trustee and past president of the Harrison School Board
– Katie McFarland (@Katiemc827) – Staff Development Specialist, Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES
– Kelly Sutton (@KellySutton) – Founder, HackCollege
– Kim Sivick (@ksivick) – Coordinator of Lower School Technology, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
– Kyra D. Gaunt, Ph.D. (@kyraocity) – TED Fellow 2009. Voicing the unspoken thru song, scholarship & social media.
– Louis N. Wool (@louisnwool) – Superintendent of Schools of the Harrison Central School District (and the 2010 NYS Superintendent of the Year).
– Lynn Langit (@llangit) – co-founder of Teaching Kids Programming
– Mahipal Raythattha (@mahipalr) – Founder, Brain Racer Inc.
– Marc Ecko (@marcecko) – founder, Marc Ecko Enterprises
– Mel Rosenberg (@MelRosenberg) – Educator, Parent, Futurist, Microbiologist
– Michele Haiken (@TeachingFactor) – Founder, theteachingfactor
– Mike Karnjanaprakorn (@mikekarnj) – Co-founder, Skillshare
– Patrick Higgins (@pjhiggins) – Supervisor of Humanities, Verona Public Schools
– Perry Hewitt (@perryhewitt) – Director – Digital, Harvard University
– Randee Schneeberg-Pomerantz – Director/Founder, Just Math Enterprises
– Rebecca Levey (@beccasara) – Founder/Queen Bee, KidzVuz.com
– Shelley Krause (@butwait) – Academic Matchmaker & Tribe Finder, Rutgers Preparatory School
– Shelly S Terrell (@ShellTerrell) – Educator, tech trainer, Edtech, Elearning, TEFL. #Edchat coordinator.
– Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom) – Educator, Speaker, Blogger, #Edchat co-creator
– Tom Krieglstein (@tomkrieglstein) – Founder, Swift Kick
– Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) – Prof of Education. Founder: #Edchat, The EDU PLN Ning, Linkedin group Technology-Using Professors et al.
– Warren Etheredge (@thewarrenreport) – The Warren Report
– Wendy Brawer (@GreenMap)
– Will Craig (@WillCraigatPWP) – Educational Director at Partners With Parents and Director of Educational Programming at The Handel Group

(Note: Speakers are subject to change without notice.)

To register for #140edu, please visit: http://140edu.com/register.

For more information about upcoming worldwide #140conf events, please visit: http://140conf.com.

Best regards,

Jeff Pulver

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August 11-13, 2003

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Computing resources available on the Internet.

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Konstantin (Kosta) Peric: Innotribe Mumbai: summary, videos and materials

“innotribe Mumbai – Connecting the unbanked”, the first Innotribe stand-alone event, was a fantastic happening!

The event tagline was: “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of
history” (Gandhi)

We’ll see if this event will change history ;-) but for sure the sense of mission of the participants was very clear! We had about 220
participants on the first day and 170 on the second.

As a reminder, here is the agenda and the speakers: link

From the format perspective, we started with presentations and then quickly moved to interactive workshops. On day 2, we also featured the “mixer”, a very lively presentation of a number of local and regional entrepreneurs, and the “mobile arena”, the crowning of the event where the participants had the opportunity to present their ideas to the crowd and get feedback in a very special “Indian wave” way.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so the best way to experience the event for yourself  is to watch the summary video available here

(about 3 and a half minutes long): link
(to my personal blog)

.

The video does show the gradual buildup of interactions and energy as we progressed in the two days

From the content perspective, I’ve summarized the event in the closing plenary with a number of tweets, which I reproduce here –

1. Opportunity

– domestic payments, international remittances, for banked and
unbanked.

2. Challenge
– 300 million people to bank and connect. Staggering.

3. India
– it’s already mobile payments 2.0, but beware of non interoperable systems

4. Make it simple
– languages, voice, graphical user interfaces, devices.

5. Hidden assets
– 200,000 Nokia outlets that can be leveraged for distribution

6. Ecosystem
– many players, interconnected in a complex mesh

7. Collaboration
– no one can attack the unbanked and mobile payments challenge alone.

8. Opportunity

– there is enough revenue to make collaboration profitable to all
players in the ecosystem.

9. New business models-
think freemium

10. Innotribe Mumbai-
smile, fun, work, variety of ideas and initiatives.

11. SWIFT
is part of the ecosystem, we can and we will help

You can find here a single pdf file with all the presentations: link

Finally, here are links to the videos of the ideas from the Arena (each
is about 3 min long – the pitch itself, and the the “Indian
wave” feedback)

Idea 1: link

Idea 2: link

Idea 3: link

Idea 4: link

Idea 5: link

Idea 6: link

Idea 7: link

Idea 8: link

See you at Innotribe@Sibos in Toronto, Sept 19-23 for other Innotribe adventures!

Kosta

@copernicc

Rising Voices Seeks Micro-Grant Proposals for Citizen Media Outreach

Rising Voices is seeking project proposals from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or individuals for funding of up to $4,000 USD for digital media outreach projects around the world. Application Deadline: Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM GMT. It has been more than three years since Rising Voices began with a simple mandate: to help bring new voices from underrepresented communities to the global conversation through the use of citizen media. We have been accomplishing that by providing microgrant funding, as well as technical and mentoring support to our grantee communities. Ever since the first microgrant competition was announced in May 2007, we have provided seed funding to 24 projects from around the world to help turn their ideas into reality. The diversity of these grantee projects has made Rising Voices a unique place on the web to have a firsthand look at places around the world, such as Tamatave, Madagascar and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, through the first-person accounts of these new bloggers.

Beginning on January 11th, 2011, Rising Voices is launching the latest round of microgrant funding and is now accepting project proposals from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or individuals for funding of up to $4,000 USD for digital media outreach projects around the world. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to underrepresented communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, or podcasting on their own.

Who is Eligible to Apply

This funding opportunity is open to both NGOs and private individuals. However, if an NGO does not have experienced citizen media trainers on their staff, it is extremely important that they seek collaboration with the local blogging community to find the right trainer(s) with the necessary skills. On the other hand, it would also be highly beneficial for individual applicants to partner with an existing NGO from the communities they plan to serve in order to strengthen the project’s impact.

What Kind of Projects May be Funded

Rising Voices seeks project proposals that share our mission of bringing voices from new communities, as well as underrepresented language groups to the online global conversation through the use of citizen media. The projects’ primary activities should be to provide citizen media training workshops to the target community, as well as ongoing support and mentoring to the participants. Please see our roster of current and alumni grantee projects for examples of previously funded projects.

Examples of potential projects include:

•    Distributing flip video cameras to local residents to help map and document environmental issues affecting the area and to propose solutions.

•    Partnering with a local library with a computer lab to train youth how to record and document the history of their local neighborhood by using mp3 recorders to interview local elders.

•    Organizing blogging workshop for local artisans to help them market their work online, but also tell the story and history of their handicrafts.

•    Distributing $10 digital cameras to two different groups in different neighborhoods and create a Flickr group where they interact with each other’s   photographic perspectives of their city.

Application Process

Interested applicants should complete the online proposal application form (link here), which should also include a detailed budget. If you would like to download the application questions to complete offline in order to upload later, please download the text document here (PDFformat). While we welcome and encourage projects from all corners of the global, all applications must be completed in English.

Online Application Form

 
Rising Voices outreach grants will range from $2,000-4,000 USD. Please be as thoughtful, specific, and realistic as possible when drafting your budgets. Applicants are encouraged to submit budgets for less than the maximum $4,000 USD as smaller grants allow us to fund more projects.

Rising Voices outreach grants will range from $2,000-4,000 USD. Please be as thoughtful, specific, and realistic as possible when drafting your budgets. Applicants are encouraged to submit budgets for less than the maximum $4,000 USD as smaller grants allow us to fund more projects.

The application deadline is February 4th, 2011 at 11:59 PM GMT. All applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating that we have received your proposal. The proposals will be reviewed by a committee of Global Voices staff and volunteers, as well as members of previous Rising Voices grantees. We will announce the grant recipients by February 28, 2011.

Expectations of Successful Grantees

Successful projects will be prominently featured on the Global Voices networks. Grantees will be required to sign a grant agreement, which will outline accounting, reporting, and other terms and conditions regarding how funds will be distributed. Grantees will also be required to post regular project updates to the Rising Voices website, be in regular communication with Rising Voices staff, as well as actively participate in the Rising Voices community.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments section below or by sending an email to eddie [at] globalvoicesonline [dot] org.

This post is also available in:

Malagasy

Português

 
Thanks and regards,

Prasad Krishna

Publications Manager

Centre for Internet & Society

Contact: 080-40926283

#194, Second ‘C’ cross

Domlur Second Stage

Domlur

Bangalore, 560071

Matt LeBanc announces Monday Night Nashville Career Transition Group 2nd Qtr 2010 Schedule

Also – for the IT folks in the group we have a couple of groups that are geared towards you
Nashville IT Career Network on LinkedIn (IT SPECIFIC) – http:/tinyurl.com/li-tech-network
Nashville IT Career Network on Facebook (IT SPECIFIC) – http://tinyurl.com/fb-tech-network
<ed.note>Reminder: my Linkedin Groups (Medical Banking, Open COMMs, Open Educational Resources, Open Grid, Open Healthcare, Open Journalism, Open Mobile, Project Net-Work, and Technology Nashville). Descriptions and invites at http://bit.ly/linkedin_invites </ed.note>
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04/05
Bill Karlson
BACK TO SCHOOL FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY
04/12
Jerome Terrell
THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE BUSINESS MARKET
Rick Ross
INDUSTRY & COMPANY RESEARCH WITH REFERENCE USA
04/19
Matt LeBlanc
HOW RECRUITERS SEARCH FOR YOU
04/26
Mark Marshall
DEVELOPING A WINNING RÉSUMÉ
05/03
John McClellan
HOW TO REEVALUATE & REINVENT YOUR JOB-SEARCH
05/10
Area Recruiters
RECRUITERS PANEL DISCUSSION
05/17
Dan Miller
“CALLING” OR JUST A J0B?
05/24
Mike Shaughnessy
NEGOTIATING SALARY & BENEFITS
05/31
NO MEETING
06/07
Dan Ryan
BECOMING A SYMMETRICAL LEADER
06/14
NO MEETING
06/21
NO MEETING
06/28
Area Career Coaches
CAREER COACHES PANEL DISCUSSION
The Monday night CTSG meets at the
Brentwood United Methodist Church
(309 Franklin Road in room 281).
Doors open at 6:30pm.

Also – for the IT folks in the group we have a couple of groups that are geared towards you
Nashville IT Career Network on LinkedIn (IT SPECIFIC) – www.tinyurl.com/li-tech-network
Nashville IT Career Network on Facebook (IT SPECIFIC) – http://tinyurl.com/fb-tech-network
Matt LeBanc
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04/05Bill KarlsonBACK TO SCHOOL FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY
04/12Jerome TerrellTHE MIDDLE TENNESSEE BUSINESS MARKET
Rick RossINDUSTRY & COMPANY RESEARCH WITH REFERENCE USA
04/19Matt LeBlancHOW RECRUITERS SEARCH FOR YOU
04/26Mark MarshallDEVELOPING A WINNING RÉSUMÉ
05/03John McClellanHOW TO REEVALUATE & REINVENT YOUR JOB-SEARCH
05/10Area RecruitersRECRUITERS PANEL DISCUSSION
05/17Dan Miller”CALLING” OR JUST A J0B?
05/24Mike ShaughnessyNEGOTIATING SALARY & BENEFITS
05/31NO MEETING
06/07Dan RyanBECOMING A SYMMETRICAL LEADER
06/14NO MEETING
06/21NO MEETING
06/28Area Career CoachesCAREER COACHES PANEL DISCUSSION
The Monday night CTSG meets at the Brentwood United Methodist Church (309 Franklin Road in room 281). Doors open at 6:30pm.

Need Help With Income Tax Preparation? Free Assistance at UCP on March 30

In collaboration with United Way and the Nashville Alliance for Financial Independence, United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee is hosting a free Tax Preparation Day for individuals with disabilities and families who are caring for loved ones with disabilities who meet income guidelines described below. Tax preparation day at UCP is Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you expect the adjusted income on your individual or family 1040/1040EZ form will be $49,000 or less, you qualify for free tax preparation assistance through this program. IRS trained tax preparation specialists will be at our offices at 1200 9th Avenue North (near the corner of 8th Avenue North and Jefferson Street).
Please call (615) 298-6752 to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on March 30. Do not call on Friday; office is not staffed on this day.
There are other organizations offering this service throughout Tennessee. If you need to access a different location or a different date, dial 211 and ask for information about tax preparation supports in your community.

What to Bring:

1.
Proof of Identity

2.
Social Security Card or
Individual Tax ID Number (ITIN) card foreveryone on your return

3.
If e-filing a joint
return, both spouses must be present

4.
Caregiver provider’s ID
number

5.
Copies of all W-2,
1098, 1099 forms

6.
Banking information
(voided check and/or saving deposit slip for direct deposit of refund)

7.
Amounts and dates of
estimated or other tax payments made

8.
Amounts of other income