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PinkSlip PartyOrlando at Trotter's in Metrowest

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Trotter's Sports Bar and Grill in Metrowest
6400 Times Square
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407-459-3149
Sep 08 2009 12:00a - 10:00a

PinkSlip PartyOrlando at Trotter's Sports Bar&Grill Hosted by: PinkSlip PartyOrlando When: Tuesday, September 08, 20097:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT Description "Eat, Drink, Network and find a JOB!!!!!" PinkSlip PartyOrlando is dedicated to helping displaced and not displaced professionals find, and secure the job of their dreams along with meaningful professional contacts. Featuring experts from all fields in one spacious laid back atmosphere. Have a drink, have something to eat while you network with other professionals looking to fill openings in their companies and make meaningful contacts. Come dressed to impress and bring plenty of resumes and business cards. FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING

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Erik Hersman's TED Talk

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Download Ushahidi Video

At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.

Blogger (AfriGadget, WhiteAfrican), geek and power networker Erik Hersman is a key member of the African blog revolution. As a builder of Ushahidi, he helps expand the power of everyday people to share vital news via text.
http://www.ted.com/talks/erik_hersman_on_reporting_crisis_via_texting.html

FLCreatives 25: Chris Jones of Caring Compy

Chris Jones
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Download Podcast 25
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Length: 21:50

In 2008, Chris Jones put together a charity project which collects unused computers, installs free software, and trains a needy family or organization in the care and use. Caring Compy will soon have non-profit status, and we couldn't be more proud of our Florida Creatives membership.

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Ushahidi has lots of Awesome News

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Do you all know about Ushahidi? It's a web application that can show real-time mapped data, often sent in by people who have the best information - the guy standing on the street during the disaster, election, or other event.

Ushahidi

Ushahidi means “testimony” in Swahili, and the app was originally developed to track events during a tumultuous election in Kenya. The idea was (partially) cooked up by one of our own Florida Creatives, Erik Hersman, who you may have seen at BarCamp, BlogOrlando or Happy Hour.

They use the word "crowd-sourced" to describe it, but to me, it's really about a network of individuals who act as filters and amplifiers for what would otherwise be a bunch of noise. There is no chain of command, so the information gets updated instantly without getting filtered through news media, government or other organizations.

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