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So Long for Now

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 2 2013

Today will be my last day at techPresident, and among my last days, for now, in New York City. After taking some time off in August, I plan to begin studies this fall at the University of Chicago. I've been accepted into the university's graduate program in sociology. Read More

TechPresident's Best Stories Of 2013 So Far

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 12 2013

The growing gun control debate in Washington. Fears of online attackers from abroad compromising banks, government secrets, or critical infrastructure. The ongoing drone war in Pakistan. This news didn't just come from nowhere — people and politics are shaping these debates, and dozens of others, over a period of weeks and months. It's easy to get so immersed in the news of the day as to lose sight of its origins. That's partly why we've compiled our reporting on these issues and others — like the spread of efforts to make city governments more responsive using technology, or struggles for control of information on the Internet at home and abroad — in a new ebook, available in Kindle format, DRM-free EPUB, and PDF. It's $6.95, or free for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers (log in before purchasing and use the coupon code FREEBOOK13 to get the book at no cost). Read More

[Announcement] PDF:Applied | The Civil Society Hackathon, June 9-10

BY Jen Vento | Thursday, May 17 2012

Since 2004, Personal Democracy Media has helped nurture a worldwide conversation about technology’s impact on government, politics and society. This year, we are excited to announce “PDF:Applied,” a two-day hands-on workshop to develop real-world software applications that evince the theme of the 2012 Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) conference: “The Internet's New Political Power.” Read More

Announcing Google Fellowships for PdF 2012

BY Anthony Russomano | Tuesday, May 1 2012

Calling all tech-politics activists and entrepreneurs: Google and Personal Democracy Forum are teaming up to offer registration fellowships that cover the full forum registration costs and a meal with Googlers for fifteen well-qualified, creative political entrepreneurs to attend this year's conference on June 11-12 at New York University in New York City. Read More

Turkey Break

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, November 23 2011

Photo: Slideshow Bruce / Flickr And with that, we're out the door for the holiday. Posting on techPresident will resume in earnest on Monday. Read More

Housekeeping: At Code for America Summit

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, October 13 2011

Photo: AMagill / Flickr Housekeeping note: I'm diving into the Code for America summit in San Francisco, Calif., today, and so posting will probably be light. This year, the Code for America program placed technologists ... Read More

Summer Hours Open Thread

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 31 2011

Photo: Craig Nagy / Flickr TechPresident will be pretty slow through the Labor Day weekend as we all take a last chance to find some sun and recharge before things start to get serious in politics-land. There won't be a ... Read More

Summer Hours

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 19 2011

And Now, a Holiday Weekend

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 1 2011

Photo: DJ-Dwayne / Flickr As a housekeeping note: The techPresident team is now sneaking out for the holiday weekend, and posts will be absent or sporadic through Monday. The updates, and techPresident Daily Digest, ... Read More

That's All She...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

A three day weekend has been declared in PdF land, so with that, my time here on techPresident is officially done. Again, it's been a pleasure. I'll see you on the Internet. Read More