We’ve had a great break enjoying the great outdoors (see photo) and now are back in the saddle, ready for an exciting roster of projects lined up for the Autumn. Here’s what we’re looking forward to working on.
- Fundamentals for Using Technology is nearly finished and we’re putting the finishing touches on the content and creating a design brief for the accompanying graphics.
- We’re collaborating with the International Aids Alliance on a citizens journalism guide for their Key Correspondents program due to be released in October.
- The NOSI Primer is about to be launched (more on that soon).
Hands-on Capacity Building Efforts
- We’ll be in London at the end of this week to meet with fellow TABridge Mentors and discuss learnings from our work with FairPlay Alliance and TALC.
- We’ll be giving support to the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Media Initiative for a 3 day workshop entitled “Media for Monitoring” at the end of October, which will be followed up with hands-on consulting for participants.
- We’re also helping the DNA Policy Initiative create a communications strategy that will help them build a wider audience of allies.
- Next month we’ll be helping with a couple of webinars (exact times to be announced) for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative:
- On October 10th, we’ll be lending a hand to Rachel Weidinger from Upwell.us to discuss using social media for ‘Big Listening.’
- On October 16th, we’ll be talking about assuring useability of tech projects with Misty Avila from Aspiration, along with Sarah Schacht and Gaba Rodriguez.
We’re also about to repost a blog piece written for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative about taking using graphics to document meetings rather than hand written notes.
- And of course, you’ll find us at Aspiration’s NPDev Summit in Oakland, California on November 18th to 20th.
- We’re helping to create a series of visualisations for Article 19 that will accompany a report on the impact of the Iranian computer crimes law on freedom of expression.
- We’ll be posting a blog post soon on demystifying the creation of data visualisation.
And of course, we’ll be sending out periodic updates on all of this great stuff along with blog posts about learnings that we are making along the way. Stay tuned!