Do you vote? Then you might be interested in learning about the League of Technical Voters!
Join us for our February Houston NetSquared technology discussion as we speak with Silona Bonewald (http://www.silona.com/) on her work with the League of Technical Voters (http://leagueoftechvoters.org/)( http://leagueoftechvoters.org/ )? a group dedicated to promoting use of technology in policymaking and connecting constituents and legislators alike to important voting information through technology.
Some League of Technical Voter projects Silona will touch on:
1) Project: Transparent Federal Budget
2) Divide and Conquer - Fragmenting legislation
3) Entity based Social network - How to make a Meta network Work and the role of Open Source and Non Profit Organizations
4) Designathon and Codeathon : Creating Open Source Software for Non Profit Organizations
As an extra bonus, Robert Brackenridge of Houston Technology Center (http://www.houstontech.org)( http://www.houstontech.org ), our originally scheduled speaker for February, will give us a preview of his March discussion on Houston technology projects and vision.
This action-packed Houston NetSquared Meetup is going to be a great one for technology nerds, political activists, non profit advocates and everyone in between. Don?t miss out!
More about our speaker Silona Bonewald:
Silona Bonewald founded the League of Technical Voters (http://www.leagueoftechvoters.org/drupal/), a membership organization dedicated to providing nonpartisan information about technology policy to the public and policy-makers, and to creating technology tools to support a healthy nonprofit sector. Before this she started her own company, ElecTech that designed specialized software for political campaigns, and ran a web consulting business where she was one of the first people to create websites for hire, and to successfully optimize her clients' websites for usability and top search engine ranking.
She has also worked in the gaming industry, creating high visibility web presences, content management systems, and large database back-end integrations. She has worked for such clients as Seimens, Bluebyte and Ubisoft on large CMS systems. She is most proud of her largest project where she designed and managed the development of a work flow system for 20 teams in 20 countries with various languages.
Silona volunteers for the ACLU (http://www.aclutx.org/) and EFF-austin (http://www.effaustin.org/) on technology-based civil liberties issues, and has lobbied on various issues. The combination of her involvement in political activism, educational activism, psychometrics for gaming communities, lobbyist work, netizen activities and web design make her uniquely suited to envision the framework that will make the LoTV system all possible. She is also on the Board of Directors for TANO.org (http://www.TANO.org), http://Eff-austin.org , and http://Assistorg.org .
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