July 2, 2018 | What's Good in Tech

What’s Good in Tech, Issue 3

Summertime is here and so is the third issue of What’s Good In Tech! It’s time to crack open a cold one, kick back, and let the good tech news roll in. This month, blockchain is protecting the Moon, a crash course on speaking three languages, and Fast Forward alums meet President Obama!! (We might be a little bit excited.)

CommonLit’s CEO on Mistakes to Avoid when you Scale Really Fast

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In our second Accelerate Good Ideas article, CommonLit’s CEO shares lessons learned after winning a $4M grant and exploding from a team of 3 to 15 in 40 days. Plus resources you can use to improve your org’s internal communication and product roadmap. Good advice > 


Okta for Good: Activating Changemakers

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Like us, Okta believes in the power of tech to drive positive social change. This year, Okta hosted 4 social entrepreneurs (3 Fast Forward alums) at the Oktane conference. And, they met President Obama!! Read about the changemakers >


The Three Languages you Must Master as a Social Entrepreneur

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As a master of bridging language barriers, Heejae Lim, founder of TalkingPoints, shares the importance of “speaking the same language” internally, with funders, and among the communities you serve. Her ideas “translated” >


Internet of (Good) Things: Technology for Creating Global Good

Photo Credit: Nexleaf Analytics Nexleaf Analytics and Amazon Web Services are working together to scale IoT interventions. Learn how Nexleaf Analytics is using the Internet of Things to ensure cleaner cooking around the world (among other incredible initiatives). The story >


Tech Nonprofit Wants to Map Lunar Heritage Sites Using Blockchain

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For All Moonkind and TODAQ Financial are working together to map heritage sites on the moon. And they’re not using a spreadsheet. They’re using blockchain to ensure that critical lunar sites are protected as humans venture more frequently into space. Launch into this piece >


Tech Philanthropy Pivots From Product Donation to Digital Transformation

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Tech companies are becoming more and more hands on when it comes to helping nonprofits adopt their products. Devex dives into the shift from tech product donations to digital transformation. Get schooled >


Rate Your Latest Police Encounter

Photo Credit: RaheemCityLab features Raheem, the app that lets you anonymously report, rate, and track police interactions. Learn why the app was built, how it works, and why it has the power to shift policing policy & practice. Read about it >


Civic Tech in a Time of Technopessimism

Photo Credit: Ian Wagreeichi/Aspen Institue

The Atlantic features Code for America and the ways they use tech to make government work better for people. “Code for America offers another way for coders and designers to react to the current political moment.” The full story >