Given my love for tahini, it’s only natural that I would find some elaborate ways to use it. Figuring out this inimitable cocktail was a multi-step process, and I had to experiment before it was ready to be shared with the world. When I make drinks for myself, I’m not…


“Done, Enjoy buddy :)))” What would you think if you got that message? Maybe it’s a friend or coworker who just did you a favor? Not this time. In this case, it’s more like a sinister warning from a Stephen King novel. This is the menacing message that appears in…


Right now, as you’ve probably figured out, huge amounts of data is being collected about every conceivable topic. From interactions between people to scientific data, everyone wants to track something. Organizations, researchers, companies, and governments are creating new tools to meet their data needs. …


This guide is meant for hungry Westerners who would like to dive further into bowls of hummus. This guide was written by a fellow Westerner who has eaten quite a lot of hummus at some very well-liked places in the Middle East. While hummus has spread worldwide and is eaten…


Unfortunately, we’re always going to have roadblocks in implementing new technology. Being held accountable is one of them. If you’re trying to meet mission goals and do good using new technology, you’ll need to make sure your cyber tools limit potential harm. Issues like privacy, bias, access, data protection, and…


Are you wondering how you can use chat applications to connect more easily with your audiences? Do you think automating messages could help? If you haven’t thought about using a chatbot, it might be time to look into it. …


FBI Director Comey’s Testimony, 3 May 2017

During FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony yesterday, he was asked point blank about vetting refugees in the US. The answer glossed over most of the process. His response to Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) covered only the FBI’s use of the US intelligence community. In reality, this is a multi-step process…


Open Government Partnership Toolbox

Using technology to improve democracy has long been a goal of activists, technologists, and citizens alike. Today there are hundreds of tools for both government offices and citizens. Offices use them to improve governance and increase participation. Citizens use them to organize and even create new democratic systems. …


Photo by USIP

Convene, connect, build, and inspire. These are the four core principles behind the PeaceTech Lab developed by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The Lab, located in Washington, DC is designed to guide new projects that use technology to promote peace. …


What is data science and how can data scientists work with your organization? For many organizations, there are a lot of data resources available. Whether it’s your internal member or donor information, program statistics, or open data provided by outside sources. But using that data to its full potential can…

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