These are some links I wanted to share from May 6th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- Google Open Source Blog: Student Applications Open for 2009 OpenUsability Season of Usability – "Inspired by Google Summer of Code™, the OpenUsability Season of Usability is a series of sponsored student projects to encourage students of usability, user-interface design, and interaction design to get involved with Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Students experience the interdisciplinary and collaborative development of user interface solutions in international software projects while getting into FLOSS development."
- OpenMRS – OpenMRS – Such a great group doing great work. Check them out if you are interested in new technologies breaking down walls in the world of health. "OpenMRS® is a community-developed, open-source, enterprise electronic medical record system framework. We've come together to specifically respond to those actively building and managing health systems in the developing world, where AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria afflict the lives of millions."
- The Forrester Blog For Interactive Marketing Professionals – Forrester "found that technologies trigger changes in consumer adoption, and brands will follow, resulting in five distinct waves…" You can check out the 5 eras of the social web along with recommendations for "brands" preparing for the future.
- Who’s to Blame for Creating the Digital Ceiling? | Radical Tech | Fast Company – Allyson Kapin has a great article about women on the web on the Fast Company blog: "Pew studies show that women now outnumber men on the internet–including major social networks like Twitter and Facebook. However, many women in technology and social media still face a digital ceiling."
- Nonprofit Social Network Survey | Common Knowledge – "Learn how commercial social networks and house social networks fit into your nonprofit's online ecosystem. Understand the importance of both community size and data ownership in your social network strategy." This report is from NTEN, Common Knowledge, and The Port.
- UK and Europe developer camp and user meetup | CiviCRM Community Site – "The developer camp is aimed at those that want to learn more about CiviCRM from the people involved in it's development. If you are interested in improving your CiviCRM admin skills, learning more about developing with CiviCRM or helping improve the product in any other way, then this camp is for you."
Great reads from around the web on May 6th