Ellen Miller’s brilliant vision for open government

Let’s imagine in for a moment what it would be like if everything the government can share publicly were made public as it happened. If every law, report, inspection, regulation, enforcement action, budget and meeting that we should be aware of is actually made available online and in real time. It would be nothing short …

Kathleen Wynne on women and opportunity

This morning, Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s premier-designate spoke at a news conference. Her remarks on women jumped out at me: I don’t know if any of you remember, or have seen my maiden speech, where I talked about coming to the legislature, I felt that I had a responsibility to represent all of my constituents, but …

Where to eat (and what to do) in New York

Similar to my Where to eat in San Francisco list, here’s a set of recommendations for food an activities in New York, particularly in Brooklyn. Restaurants (general) Aquagrill (seafood) The Soul Spot Inoteca (Italian) Shake Shack (Brooklyn location has no line) Veniero (for dessert) Juliette (French) Atlantic Chip Shop (really good beer selection) Nectar (sandwiches …

M-KOPA, mobile tech startup in Nairobi, Kenya is hiring a hardware engineer

Introduction M-KOPA is a mobile technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2010 we have helped Kenyans acquire solar power products by offering innovative payment plans and a distribution model tailored to the needs of our customers. M-KOPA Solar provides affordable solar-powered lighting and mobile charging to rural Kenyans on a pay-as-you- go basis, with …

Need a tech job in NYC or Chicago?

Passing along for some friends: The Noun Project is a highly collaborative place where the world’s visual language is shared and created. We are working with our users, publications and a giant community to simplify and organize visual communication. There’s a lot of great work to be done, and to realize it, we need some …