Last week, I was fortunate enough to present at PopTech 2013 and participate in the Poptech Social Innovation Fellowship program along with nine other super inspiring social entrepreneurs. What an amazing experience!

I had the great fortune of getting fantastic training/advice/wisdom from the Poptech faculty on the content of my talk as well as other challenges that we’re facing as an organization. …



Curious about the future of online learning? Don’t miss TechChange Founder & CEO, Nick Martin, discuss this topic and our work at TechChange on Friday, October 25 via livestream of the 2013 PopTech conference.

Nick Martin, one of the 2013 PopTech Innovation Fellows, is attending the “Sparks of Brilliance” PopTech conference this week. He will be speaking between 2:30 PM …



Remember when map making used to be simple? Neither do we, which is why we’re teaching a new course on Mapping for International Development. This increasingly complex intersection between open/closed data, online/offline tools, and practitioner communities all relevant to digital mapping could use a handy primer.

Last week, MapBox closed a $10 million Series A from Foundry Group as part of a …



Today as we approach 10K followers on Twitter and 5K Facebook likes, I am taking a step back to understand how we created a vibrant online community. More than 2 years and 13,000 tweets ago, I first took the reigns of the TechChange social media accounts. At that point we were still four months out from launching our very first course and we had only received about 30 applications, …



Since TechChange was founded in 2010, our logo has always had a dynamic quality to it. This past summer, we began playing with the logo to make it come alive, both visually and audibly, to better reflect the TechChange brand as interactive and engaging. That started the creative process behind the current TechChange animated logo known internally as the “Tech Sprout”. What follows is a conversation between the animator, …



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Could the U.S. government shutdown be an opportunity for innovation? Being outside the confines of the office presents an opportunity for employees of any agency to develop the ideas and skills needed to advance innovation. In other words, here’s a chance for furloughed U.S. federal workers to focus on government …