Dylan’s Desk: What you need to do to get more women at your conference — or company

Last year, Courtney Stanton organized a conference for game developers whose 12-person speaker roster was half women, and half men. And she did it without considering the gender of applicants. In the world of tech conferences, that gender ratio is almost unheard of — let alone getting there without actively saying yes to certain applicants just because […]

Dylan’s Desk: What you need to do to get more women at your conference — or company

Swipp hopes to make your status updates into collective, global knowledge

Swipp, a new “social intelligence platform,” is trying to bridge the gap between evanescent, useless social data (I ate a B.L.T. for lunch today! Look at this cool mural!) and more lasting, but less personal, knowledge, like the Wikipedia entry on San Francisco. “We want to create a smarter, wiser planet,” co-founder Don Thorson told […]

Swipp hopes to make your status updates into collective, global knowledge

Small stones #4-7

My son asks me to time him, then bolts down the sidewalk and out of sight between two strangers. He returns at top speed, twelve long seconds later. 4 Jan 2013   the binoculars reveal distant waves crawling slowly across the horizon 5 Jan 2013   Sunlight breaks through the sky over Capitola, surrounding the surfers […]

Small stones #4-7