Goodbye XPRIZE, Hello GitHub

Some time ago I was introduced to Peter Diamandis, co-founder of XPRIZE, Human Longevity Inc, Planetary Resources, and some other organizations. We hit it off and he invited me to come and build community at the XPRIZE Foundation. His vision and mine were aligned: to...

What LibreOffice Impress Needs To Rock

Across the course of my career I have given, and continue to give, a lot of presentations at conferences all over the world. In the vast majority of them I have used LibreOffice because I like and support the project and I like my presentations being in an open format...

Free Beer, Prizes, and Bad Voltage in Fulda Tonight!

Tonight, Wed 30th September 2015 at 7pm there are five important reasons why you should be in Fulda in Germany: A live Bad Voltage show that will feature technology discussion, competitions, and plenty of fun. Free beer. The chance to win an awesome Samsung Galaxy Tab...

Bad Voltage Live in Germany: 30th Sep 2015

Some of you may know that I do a podcast called Bad Voltage with some friends; Stuart Langridge, Bryan Lunduke, and Jeremy Garcia. The show covers Open Source, technology, politics, and more, and features interviews, reviews, and plenty of loose, fun, and at times...

Go and back the Mycroft Kickstarter campaign

Disclaimer: I am not a member of the Mycroft team, but I think this is neat and an important example of open innovation that needs support. Mycroft is an Open Source, Open Hardware, Open APIs product that you talk to and it provides information and services. It is a...