Net Neutrality: blah, blah, blah…

Originally published on BonnieMcEwan.com

You’ve been hearing the term “Net Neutrality” for a while now. You sort of know it’s about keeping open access to the internet, for all. But you haven’t looked into the boring details because other people are taking care of that for you. Now… TODAY… is the time to change that.

The FCC is rolling back the Net Neutrality protections put in place during the Obama administration. Today is the day where the internet comes together to stop them. If we don’t, big cable companies (in other words, your internet providers) will control what we see and do online. Widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees will follow. Continue reading

I’ve Hit the Bigtime: Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Photo: being interviewed for Nonprofit Radio at 16NTC

Being interviewed for Nonprofit Radio.
L to R Oliver Seldman, Leah Kopperman, Jessica Teal

At the March 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference I was lucky enough to be interviewed–along with Oliver Seldman (who was with Advomatic at the time) and Jessica Teal–for Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.

Since this interview is about 20 minutes long, I guess that’s my 15 minutes.

We discussed the Component Based Design process, which we’re currently using at The Jewish Education Project. I’m the lead on a project where we’re combining our 5 websites into one, to better represent the full agency and the work we do. We’re working with Advomatic and Teal Media on the project and we expect to launch toward the end of 2016.

Listen using this embeded player, or subscribe in iTunes or on Android and look for episode #304: “Design on a Budget & Communications Mythbusters”

Component based design is a newer web design process used to produce a more flexible site with elements that can be rearranged and reused in various combinations. If you’re curious to learn more about it I recommend this episode of The Web Ahead where host Jen Simmons interviews Karen McGrane.