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True Blood Star Janina Gavankar On Being A Geek Girl In Hollywood
You may recognize actress Janina Gavankar from her role on the popular HBO series True Blood . But she's also recognizable for her activities online, using Twitter and other social media and apps to interact with her friends and fans and promote her professional activities. She also attends events you...
8 Jun 2012
Microsoft Announces Charity Fashion Show Geek 2 Chic: LA Benefiting The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
Today, I'm in southern California preparing for the latest installment of Microsoft Public Sector's charity fashion show in partnership with Bloomingdale's called "Geek 2 Chic." This event is Geek 2 Chic: Los Angeles and its happening on May 10th at Bloomingdale's Santa Monica. I am the executive producer...
16 Apr 2012
Random Hacks Of Kindness Is A Hackthon For Saving Humanity
Guest post by Patrick Svenburg, the director of platform strategy for Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector developer and platform evangelism group. What happens when brainy folks from NASA, The World Bank, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google put their heads together to develop innovative solutions to humanity’s...
20 Jun 2011
Back To School: Microsoft And Tampa Schools Launch Digital Education Initiative
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Tampa, FL for "Back to School with Microsoft," a fun, educational, and successful event that trained more than 500 local educators in a wide variety of technology skills useful in their classrooms. This is part of Microsoft's nationwide effort to modernize...
17 Aug 2012
Microsoft's Geek 2 Chic: LA Makes Silicon Beach The Center Of the Geeky Fundraiser Universe
On Thursday, May 10th, Microsoft and Bloomingdale's brought their popular " Geek 2 Chic " charity fashion show series to the west coast's Silicon Beach. A mix of local entrepreneurs and tech-savvy professionals served as models, and between ticket sales and 10% of Bloomingdale's purchases, thousands...
14 May 2012
The Rise of Citizen Developers and the Reshaping of Social Good
This is a guest post by Joel Reyes, a Microsoft Technology Evangelist working with Public Sector focused on Windows Phone and Windows 8. In his career working as a developer, project manager, people manager, consulting, and evangelism, Joel has seen first-hand the impact of software in the life of corporations...
29 Apr 2013
How Microsoft Is Organizing Local News And Nonprofit Impact On Bing Maps In The Cloud
Guest post byTara Grumm, the Online Marketing Manager for Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft, where she develops Web presence and digital strategy. You can follow her on Twitter at @tgrumm . Every day, hundreds of nonprofit organizations are hard at work improving the educational process, facilitating...
13 Jul 2011
Recessionpreneur: Why Socially Conscious Startups From Generation Y Are Changing The Entrepreneurial Landscape
Guest post by Andrea Genevieve Michnik the founder of BrandKit, a personal branding and career consulting agency for young professionals. She lives in Austin, TX by way of Washington, DC, where she worked for The George Washington University. You can follow her on Twitter at @AndreaGenevieve . It...
20 Jul 2011
Shape The Future: Microsoft Announces Three-Year Program To Bridge The Digital Divide At Clinton Global Initiative
Guest post by Dan MacFetridge, director of Microsoft's Shape the Future program. Learn more on the Shape the Future page on Facebook . Connecting children to the Internet and all the resources it provides is one of America's greatest challenges. Currently, the U.S. is ranked 18th in the world in Internet...
22 Sep 2011
Microsoft highlights its corporate citizenship and positive role in the economy in a pair of Washington, DC events
Two events held last week in the Washington, DC region highlighted Microsoft’s strong track record with empowering youth and strengthening the economy. YouthSpark Connection Breakfast At Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center on K St. in downtown DC, YouthSpark Connection Breakfast...
18 Feb 2013
Microsoft Launches Global YouthSpark Initiative To Create Opportunities For 300 Million Young People
Today, Microsoft announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark , that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced —...
20 Sep 2012
Microsoft Launches $15/Month GeoIntel Platform For Social Impact Storytelling On Interactive Maps
Large nonprofit organizations and multinational corporations have one major problem in common: While they have many initiatives for social impact affecting local communities, it has traditionally been difficult to visualize the efforts within a coherent framework for storytelling. Today, Microsoft has...
28 Jun 2012
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