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WebNotes: Perspectives from the field on refurbished devices

January 25, 2017 by

After eight years leading the Kansas City-area computer and electronics recycling organization Surplus Exchange, Bob Akers recently accepted the position of Enterprise Director with e-Stewards. E-Stewards offers sustainability certification for electronics recyclers, and in his new role, Bob will seek to grow the work he began at e-Stewards and help enterprise IT leaders manage their […]

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Code for KC: A 2016 Recap

December 26, 2016 by

Did 2016 fly by for anyone else? It’s hard to believe that another year has come to a close, but as we reflect back on the last 12 months, we’re thrilled by what Code for KC and KC Digital Drive have accomplished, not to mention the foundation we’ve built to continue our work in 2017. […]

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CommunityKC 2.0: How the Mapping Tool Has Evolved and What’s Next

December 26, 2016 by

Anyone who’s worked on a digital project like a website or an app knows it’s very much a work in progress. There’s the initial launch, of course, which is typically followed by a never-ending evolution: updates that introduce new or improved functionality, design changes and other enhancements. Since CommunityKC launched at the third annual Community […]

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Technology-enhanced Aging in Place homes now open in Lawrence

November 22, 2016 by

The numbers tell a compelling—even overwhelming—tale. Currently, the number of people worldwide 65 years and older is estimated at 506 million, , principal/vice president of technology solutions and strategy,. This number is expected to surge to 1. 3 billion by 2040. Twitter makes me excited to return to school. And within just one decade, […]

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Addiction treatment organization finds success with online program

October 27, 2016 by

You might not associate rural locations with cutting-edge technology. Yet it’s exactly those areas that proved to be one of the many catalysts that prompted Norton, Kan.-based Valley Hope Association to launch an online treatment and therapy program in 2007. Known as Accessible Care/Effective Support Services (AC/ESS), the online portal gives patients undergoing treatment for […]

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August 24, 2016 by

Today, Mayor James and Mayor Holland of the respective Kansas Cities joined 42 other mayors and city representatives in penning a letter to the new President, Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader urging the federal government to keep digital inclusion in any future infrastructure plans.   Improvement of infrastructure was at the […]

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We’re hiring!

July 8, 2016 by

Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and with the generous support of our friends at Literacy KC, we’re looking to hire a Project Coordinator. This is a one-year position working out of our downtown office on all sorts of exciting projects at the intersection of technology and community impact. Click on the links below to learn […]

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Code Across KC: Hacking for a healthier community

March 14, 2016 by

Five teams of coding gurus and health care experts banded together to make Kansas City healthier earlier this month at the Code Across KC event. The marathon day of planning yielded projects that could gather pertinent health data for the homeless population, as well as an app to make access to condoms easier. And those […]

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Announcement & Analysis: Google Fiber Brings Free Gigabit Internet to Public Housing Through ConnectHome

February 3, 2016 by

A crowd of nearly 60 community leaders, politicians and press piled into the cramped office of a low-income housing complex on Kansas City’s Westside this morning to hear the news that Google will start bringing  to all to low-income residences connected to Google Fiber. When we i need help with my homework figure out why, […]

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