Last week we helped the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) launch the new Aspirations in Computing website. Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT's Director of Strategic Initiatives and a White House Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion, spearheads the Aspirations initiative.
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Aten's own Matthew Saunders, VP of Project Management, is running for the Drupal Association Board. Matthew's combined experience in the non-profit world, Drupal, and the Drupal community make him uniquely positioned to help shepherd the Association.
The last weekend of June, 26,000 librarians descended upon Chicago to attend the annual meeting of the American Library Association. As always at “Annual,” as it's affectionately known, part of the draw and the excitement was the presence of 693 library vendors assembled on the exhibit hall floor at McCormick Place. Book publishers of all stripes comprise a good portion of the exhibitors, but also out in force are companies who provide electronic content and software platforms for library services.
I listened to a mother choke back tears as she explained how Science Fiction literature validated her constant feeling of otherness. She was estranged from her family because of her sexual orientation, but now her parents wanted to be in her daughter's life. She was stuck in a place similar to many others in the Parenting in/and/as Science Fiction session.
Last week we launched the Center for Education Innovations, an online platform that provides data, context, and analysis for education programs all over the world.
This December, the Stanford Alumni Association selected Aten Design Group as its design and development partner to help build the digital counterpart for Stanford+Connects, an amazing program of alumni events being rolled out over the next several years. With events scheduled for major cities all over the world, plus a compelling series of releases planned for the web, Stanford+Connects aims to bring the very best of Stanford together all over the world — both physically and online. Last week, we launched Phase 1 of the digital experience.
Last week we helped the nonprofit World Resources Institute (WRI) launch Aqueduct, an online tool for mapping the state of fresh water around the world. Called "A One-Stop Shop for Water Worries" by NYTimes.com blogger Rachel Nuwer, Aqueduct provides in-depth analysis tools for one of the most critical strategic resources of our time: water.
Once again we have the privilege of sponsoring an amazing Drupal event. In just two weeks several members of the Aten Design Group team will be joining the Drupal crowd in Berkeley, California, for BADCamp 2012 sessions and summits! We are looking forward to reconnecting with Drupal friends and colleagues, sharing some of what we’ve been working on, and hearing what others have been up to as well. And... Aten is hiring!
Clayton Dewey discusses OpenAid and Drupal Distributions as a means for removing barriers to much needed web publishing solutions for nonprofit organizations.
Aten Design Group had the great pleasure of attending the 14th Annual Allied Media Conference (AMC), a gathering of artists, filmmakers, web developers, grassroots organizers, musicians, and other media-makers working to transform the world through media.