Openness (and transparency), as used in the humanities, implies openness, communication, and accountability. It is a metaphorical extension of the meaning used in the physical sciences: a “transparent
Ian Rhett speaking at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

The Iterative Drupal Song v.1.1 (DCSF Version)

Within the next few hours, many members of the CivicActions team will start making their way from various parts of the planet to converge (along with pretty darn close to THREE THOUSAND other Drupalistas, Drupallers, Drupalgeeks, GeeksForGood, Drupalheads, Drupal enthusiasts and just about every other version of Drupalhuman you can imagine.) in the beautiful city of San Francisco to share what we've learned in the last year about working with this, dare I say, platform.

I started thinking about all this and start getting really psyched to be leaving Nashville to return "home" to t

are you for real panel

This is the page for the Are You For Real? Managing a Virtual Team.

Here are the group, shared notes from our session.

Other resources mentioned during the session:

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[BSP] Blatant (DrupalCon) Session Promotion: Open Source Opens Doors for Youth

If you know me, you know I am a junkie for three things: interacting with young people, the many aspects of sustainability, and my job. From my work in the

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    Meet Up With The XX-Factor at She's Geeky Conference

    CivicActions Sponsors She's GeekyThis year will be the first time I have been able to attend the She's Geeky Regional Un-Conference, and Girl am I excited! She's Geeky brings together women from all walks of technology, including those working in non-technical fields within technology. 

    Ian Rhett speaking at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

    CivicActions Sponsoring She's Geeky

    CivicActions Sponsors She's GeekyCivicActions is proud to sponsor the She's Geeky unconference scheduled to be held for three days in the San Francisco Bay Area starting on January 29th, starting at 9am.  

    Ian Rhett speaking at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

    Evolving The Virtual Workplace

    (I'm planning on migrating a lot of the content I/we generate for our team newsletter to the blog, so for the CivicActions team, you'll be getting more information about what we're up to on the blog than in our internal newsletter.  For the rest of the world, it'll mean a more transparent view into what we're doing at CivicActions and how we do it.  We were founded on, and value, the principles of openness and we intend to dive even deeper into expressing the values of transparency, collaboration and participation.)

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    /open, It Is Not Just A Web Page, It's One Of Our Core Values

    Last week, President Obama's administration released the Open Government Directive, or OGD, directing all federal government agencies to publish information online in an open format that can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed, and searched by commonly used web search applications. The Open Government Directive outlines these three core values:

    Ian Rhett speaking at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

    Opportunities at CivicActions

    This past year, CivicActions has undergone a transformation in the way that we organize project teams.  We've moved from a "matrix" model (people contributing to several projects) to what we call "Pods" (dedicated teams focused on one or two projects at a time). This transformation has yielded incredible results for clients and project team members. This model also means that we can more easily scale, which we are preparing to do in 2010.

    A New Event: Drupal Summit

    In Seattle, our local Drupal User Group is organizing a Drupal conference called the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit.  This event includes technical and business oriented talks.  It's going to be a great time, and I recommend signing up now before it fills up. 

    We are limited to 150 people, and we already have about 50 people signed up. 

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