Day: May 4, 2011


Random Hacks of Kindness June 4-5

Do you like hacking? Do you fancy yourself a nice person overall? Are there things about this crazy world that just don’t sit well with you? If getting together with 50 people like you to split into teams and work on techy solutions to real world problems sounds like a blast, you should sign up for Random Hacks of Kindness.

My friend Mike Brennan is organizing Philly’s Random Hacks of Kindness, a one-day hackathon for social good and crisis response tools. Philly is one of only 15-20 cities participating. He’s lined up great facilities and food at Drexel. All you have to do is come and make stuff! Coders and non-coders are welcome. Here are some problem definitions that people have worked on in the past, to give an idea of basically what they’re going for. Participants can draw from a list of projects or come up with a new … Read the rest

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Environmental Studies

Capstone done!

Update 5/13: Print-ready! Updated the links below.

Update, Fri 5/6:  The beast, she is slain.  Needs tweaks and I’m still fixing references, but it’s a paper.  A very long paper.  My eyes are sore.

(Previously:  Part 1) is as done as it’s going to get tonight, and ready for critique. Have at it, folks! Note that technically it’s not a thesis, it’s a capstone. But when I say that, 85% of the time I get a blank stare.

Part one the whole shebang of “Making A Vicious Cycle Virtuous: Rare Earths as an E-Waste Case Study” in pdf.  Here’s the accompanying poster.… Read the rest

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