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Monday, September 29th, 2014

Living the New Economy Convergence in Oakland

From October 23 to 26, Oakland will host the Living the New Economy Convergence, an event for learning, sharing, collaborating and designing the New Economy. The event is a hybrid of several familiar types of conferences, taking the best elements from hackathons, panel discussions, festivals and networking events to create something new: an opportunity to

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Why Oakland needs net neutrality

By Paul Goodman More and more, Oakland is bursting with lively, creative local businesses and artists, and the Federal Communications Commission is weighing issues that could either encourage this creative energy or help strangle it. It all...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

21 festivals, fancy parties, and other things to do in Oakland, September 19 – 25

There are so many festivals, kickoff parties, galas and soirees this week that they actually outnumber meetings! Oh yeah, Oakland, we know where our priorities are. Throw on something awesome and have a fabulous week! You’re probably...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Kapor Center establishes Oakland as the epicenter of tech for social justice

There’s something happening on Craigslist that some people might find disturbing: landlords are listing spots in North and West Oakland as being located in “the new tech area.” But while tech has been announcing its arrival in the East...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Youth Impact HUB Oakland launches September 24! (Community Voices)

By Gino Pastori-Ng Oakland is internationally renowned for its creativity and innovation, and this legacy will continue to expand thanks to a collaborative program launching this fall. The Impact Youth HUB is the brainchild of Youth SEED, United...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Oakland’s Coliseum City could be transformational if city leaders thought more like Steve Jobs (Community Voices)

I was meeting with clients on 85th Avenue bordering International Boulevard, which consists of a series of warehouses, mixed-use spaces, and affordable housing projects that some consider the industrial parts of East Oakland. Coliseum City has the potential...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

23 not-to-be-missed things to do in Oakland, September 12 – 18

This week features tons of things you’ll want to be there for, Oakland! The Crucible is always doing fascinating things with art and fire and “makership” (if that’s a word). There’s Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate. We’ve...

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Are women in Oakland earning what they’re worth? (Community Voices)

By Allison Bliss A recent article in The Atlantic magazine revealed that women only applied for a promotion when they met 100 percent of the new job’s qualifications. Men, the story noted, felt no qualms about seeking...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Transparency through Twitter: #oakmtg uses social media to engage the community in the 2014 mayoral elections

On Thursday, August 21, over 200 people piled into Oakland’s City Hall to listen to 12 mayoral candidates answer questions from residents, who submitted questions to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #oakmtg. The Live Forum was...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Hack The Hood graduates 23 students in Oakland

On August 14, 2014, Oakland’s Hack The Hood celebrated the conclusion of a six-week summer program for 23 young people who all learned how to create websites for local businesses as a way to begin to train...

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