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Coding Horror: The Future of Markdown

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:39 -- rprice

I propose that Stack Exchange, GitHub, Meteor, Reddit, and any other company with lots of traffic and a strategic investment in Markdown, all work together to come up with an official Markdown specification, and standard test suites to validate Markdown implementations. We've all been working at cross purposes for too long, accidentally fragmenting Markdown while popularizing it.

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IndyHall Blog » Indy Hall 3.0 – The Future of Indy Hall - Coworking in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 18:14 -- rprice

1) Prepay membership:

If you’re interested and able to prepay membership, contact Adam (adam@indyhall.org) directly to coordinate. We prefer the 3 and 6 month prepayments, but are open to alternative arrangements.

2) Invite a friend to join Indy Hall:

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Proposal from first Drupal Governance Sprint | Dries Buytaert

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:39 -- rprice

several community leaders in the Drupal project sat down with several community leaders from other open source projects and tried to hash out a governance structure to support the Drupal community's continued growth. "Governance" in this case, encompassing all the things we do to organize ourselves, make plans and decisions together, get things done, and resolve conflicts.

Here are the proposals we came up with, and we are actively seeking community feedback on the ideas within.

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drupaleasypodcast

Welcome to Your New Government – Next American City

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 15:24 -- rprice

Built out of the organizing structure of churches, unions and block associations, CDCs were envisioned as a way for citizens to have direct control over their neighborhoods while leveraging the tools of government and business. Since 1967, the first CDC, now called the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, has constructed or renovated 2,200 housing units and helped bring more than $475 million in investments to central Brooklyn. Meanwhile, the East Los Angeles Community Union formed in 1968 and was also funded through the Kennedy-Javits legislation.

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Web Lab

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 16:19 -- rprice

Through 5 interactive Chrome Experiments, Web Lab explores the extraordinary workings of the internet. Each experiment explores and demonstrates a different web theme. Worldwide visitors both online and offline will be able to play live music together, launch data into cyberspace and trace where images on the web actually live, see how robots can see people, and get teleported to unexpected places all over the world.

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Google

Stop with the same | drnikki.org

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 13:12 -- rprice

When there are 2144 members of the New York Drupal community, why was I the only woman in the room?* If we assume that the community mirrors the national average**, 25% of technology jobs are held by women. That would mean that there are 536 women in the group.

There were 45 people there last night
44/1608 or 2.73% of men attended the meetup
1/536 or 0.18% of women attended the meetup

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women
drupaleasypodcast

Good Nerd Work - Elizabeth Rissman's Blog

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:07 -- rprice

I was invited to become a committee member of Tech Thursday events at Urban Rethink, a progressive co-working space that emphasizes collaboration between disciplines such as art, science, technology, and community. Even though it is volunteer work, it is incredibly rewarding, as I’ve met incredible people and have been able to continue in my Nerdom.

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Orlando
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Crowdtilt blog • Fund Your Open-Source Project on Crowdtilt

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 23:23 -- rprice

if done properly, it can be a great way to collectively fund projects that otherwise would stay stagnant for months or years.

Take a look at this recent campaign aimed at supporting the existing Drupal community.

While it does not focus on one particular open-source project, it helps developers find one another and reduce the coordination and transaction costs of connecting them with potential projects.

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projects
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drupaleasypodcast

The world’s first crowdfunding site for city projects | SmartPlanet

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 15:58 -- rprice

people pitch great ideas to improve their community and gather funding for the projects. If a project reaches its funding goal over a certain time frame, just like on Kickstarter, the project gets the pledged money. If not, the project dies.

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