Well, I have to say that I have had a really good time this past Friday!
I went to the Annual RTPnet conference on community technology and truely took a lot from it. I met some really cool people, notably Brian Russel and Ruby Sinreich who are 2 very passionate people about community technology and also blogging/podcasting. To me, this phenomenon is very very cool and innovative as well. As an avid open source explorer/supporter, I find that blogging and podcasting to be a very powerful tool to get things done and also to keep up to date on many things via RSS (Real Simple Syndication). I definitely will start to try and utilize blogging/podcasting as a tool in my social betterment efforts.
I also met some other VISTAs (Volunteers in Service To America) that, I am sure, will be valuable assets to me in the future as far as collaboration, insight, and friendship. Ben of Public Allies and Melissa from National Student Partnerships!
I got some pointers on technology assessments and just got to meet many people who's main focus is technology. Until now, I found it hard to really talk about technology without obligatory explanations and navigating through explaining what I mean, instead, I got to convey my excitement and relate to other technology support/trainers on a 'glad-to-know-im-not-alone' basis.
So if any of you guys read this blog, thanks for meeting me and I look forward to learning, doing more cool innovative things!
Also, thanks to Damita Chambers of RTPnet and Laura of the Duke Univ. Certificate in Nonprofit management for 'hooking me up'!!!!!