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Louis Suárez-Potts
Works at Age of Peers, Inc.
Attended University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
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This is a useful explication of the mission and limits, as we know them, of the Canadian intelligence services, especially as they relate to Canadian residents.
In this post I discuss the partial disclosures concerning Canada's federal agencies' domestic telecommunications surveillance practices.
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“Storage of IBM record cards at the Federal records center in Alexandria, Virginia, November 1959. Between 1950 and 1966 the records centers received millions of cubic feet of records, saving the federal government more than the total spent for the entire…
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The Journal of Community Informatics. The Journal of Community Informatics Vol 10, No 1 (2014) Table of Contents http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/issue/view/48 Editorial -------- Beyond Access: Libraries are the New Telecentres Michael Gurstein…
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Why Your Startup Can’t Find Developers ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community. …. and I, like many others, have probably come across more than enough companies evidencing these flaws….
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I fear your assessment is right, and one I fought with for many, many years I can tell you. The thing is for many, many applications you can't be a decent "programmer" unless you are creative -- ay! there's the rub.
 
Speeding through Henderson's Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the Sixties (UofT 2011). Google Books has a good preview, and the New Books In... series has a long interview with the author (http://newbooksinurbanstudies.com/feed/ : 7 Dec. 2012.)
books.google.ca - Making the Scene is a history of 1960s Yorkville, Toronto's countercultural mecca. It narrates the hip Village's development from its early coffee house days...
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A good forum has to be either informational or conversational.
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If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights? | Inside Higher Ed. The article doesn’t really touch on the technological element. Professors use university-provided infrastructure, usually of the bricks and mortar variety (ivy…
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Seven ways Microsoft Excel could change the world | News | theguardian.com. No doubt, the reader, if any, of this incredibly boring blog has already learned of how some UK government offices are supposedly switching to open source alternatives to that…
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Gamers Solve RNA Structures | The Scientist Magazine®. The point is not to treat the participants as children or to offer more or less bogus rewards for work (and then pretend that it’s been turned to play) but to articulate an environment where free…
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5 of the most famous (and effective) growth hacks of all time – The Next Web. These are not dumb ideas. They are kind of obvious, but that’s only because I and others have also thought of them. But that’s also irrelevant. These ideas actually work, and…
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Introduction
I help to enable commons-based peer networks, to give them shape, direction; to make them effective. Tools of trade include all the techniques and technologies humans have devised over the millennia from beery meetups to being virtually there--and then some: Whatever works and is sustainable by the community. I have been doing this in the Free- and Open-Software field since 2000, and have consulted on numerous Foss projects, in addition to developing, growing, shaping the OpenOffice.org communities and ecosystems. But before that, I did much the same, while an undergraduate, at the University of California, Berkeley, Student Cooperative Association, and in the English Department, while working on my PhD. 


Education
  • University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
    English (American Culture)
  • Columbia University MFA
    ABD
  • University of California, Berkeley
    English; Cognitive Science (unofficial)
Work
Occupation
Community Strategist: Strategist and manager for open collaborative networks
Skills
Community strategy, formation and development; open source licensing, structure, marketing; public policy, and ICT4D
Employment
  • Age of Peers, Inc.
    Co-Founder, Community Strategist, 2011 - present
  • Open Models Valuation Company
    Board Member, Community Strategist, 2011 - present
  • Apache OpenOffice
    Project Management Committee (formerly Community Manager and more with OpenOffice.org), 2000 - present
  • Oracle Corporation
    Community, Product Manager, 2010 - 2011
  • Sun Microsystems
    Community Development Manager, 2007 - 2011
  • CollabNet
    Content Manager, Editor, Community Manager, Community Consultant, 2000 - 2007
  • eLuxury.com
    Chief Copy Writer (eCommerce), 1999 - 2000
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My Computer Screen
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Spain - Mexico, D.F., Mexico - Paris, France - San Francisco, CA, USA - London, UK - Sydney, NSW, Australia - New York City, NY, USA - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Berkeley, CA, USA - Oakland, CA, USA - San Diego, CA, USA - Toronto, ON, Canada