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Mar 28 2016

Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Here are the topics that Portland R Users say they are interested in: I’m interested in those topics, too.  And the several other data science MeetUps have similar topic profiles.  But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp, for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Meet people with similar interests. […]

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Feb 06 2016

Technology Stewardship: App Integration Testing

Cross-posted from Nancy’s Blog. I can never fully leave behind my passion for Technology Stewardship that came out of co-writing Digital Habitats. It showed up again this week… and the power of thinking out loud together… I decided to try and capture what I learned. Sorry, it is a bit long… One of the things […]

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Jul 06 2010

Tech steward meet tech mentor

(Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.) Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning With New Media (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009). It has some common ancestry with ours, since the first authors of both Hanging Out and Digital Habitats were […]

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Jun 08 2010

Cantilever out from the known

Cross posted from my personal blog at Several people from the Fall 2009 Foundations of Communities of Practice workshop have continued meeting every few months to catch up with each other, find out what people are working on, and swap stories. In a way it’s a CPsquare dream that people should connect so much […]

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Apr 09 2010

Bumping into friends

(Cross-posted from the CPsquare blog…) One of the great things about the sustained connections we make through CPsquare is that when you bump into people in other settings there’s such a strong connection. There are common interests, common vocabulary, and an extraordinary willingness to share insights. Last week during the Yi-Tan Tech Call 274: on […]

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Feb 16 2010

Digital Habitats and SIKM – February 16th

Today Etienne, John and I will be guests on Stan Garfield’s terrific monthly telecon for knowledge management professionals, SIKM. Our focus is on knowledge management folks as technology stewards. We are going to “interview” each other to save from falling into talking AT instead of talking WITH, but we have a few slides with definitions […]

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Oct 14 2009

Technologies for a farming community in Africa

Last week at the KM4Dev conference in Brussels, I struck up a conversation with Joseph Sikeku, who talked about community leadership and technology stewardship in a radically different setting: a radio station in Tanzania. Sikeku’s project uses an interesting mix of technologies: 5,000 Watt FADECO radio station Small blue “sensor” or integrated circuit audio recorder […]

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Sep 24 2009

Tech Stewards as ethnographers

Last May’s CHIFOO presentation was a great talk about reading by Cathy Marshall. Here are Marshall’s slides from which I’ve borrowed some images to talk about her work in this post. Marshall read (out loud, from the slide on the screen) that: “Nothing is more commonplace than the experience of reading, and yet nothing is […]

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Sep 16 2009

iSimulate as a nexus for a CoP of economists

Cross posted from Nancy’s blog I’ve been doing a  series of podcast conversations on my Full Circle blog about the use of social media in international development. As I was recording  this week’s with Gauresh Rajadhyaksh, I realized I was talking to a type of technology steward and I should cross post here on the […]

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Aug 12 2009

Personal tech configuration as steward’s springboard

(Crossposted from Nancy’s blog) Recently I wrote a post on my blog that received a lot of attention – more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. I  think of the constellation of tools a […]

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