Volunteer Tech Opportunities in Tulsa

OR:  “What’s a Community-minded techie to do?” Yesterday I had the opportunity to go meet with a roomful of new IT folk (developers mostly) at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma about the many ways they can contribute to the life of the community through tech service.  BCBSOK has been a great partner to us […]

RUM: Managing Funds for Fun and Nonprofit

We all have competing demands for our time and resources.  After the basics of food, shelter and education for our families we’re involved in things to better our world — volunteering and giving to nonprofits and/or to our church.  In this way we can all “do good” in our community in ways big and small. […]

Crossing the Rubicon

May 12, 2017 Here in the world of United Way, we’ve always stressed how we’re all locally run and managed.  We pay a “license fee” if you will to share the United Way brand, with all the responsibilities and conditions that come with it. We’ve all maintained our own local files forever – moving from […]

Avoiding slow motion failure

May 2, 2017 You know when you’re driving down a familiar street and you suddenly notice a favorite store or restaurant is gone? While you feel a palpable sense of loss, the demise can often be attributed to the following:  (1) you and others didn’t shop there enough, or (2) mismanagement by the entrepreneurs.  I […]

Just add Bats: my submission for the new Arkansas River Pedestrian Bridge

April 7, 2017 Tonight at Midnight, the City of Tulsa will close an online web design competition for a new pedestrian bridge at basically 34th & Riverside.  The old Midland railroad bridge is structurally unsound, and is needs to be replaced with something that will match the new look of the area, courtesy of A Gathering […]

Atoms, then Bits

March 7, 2017 A word to prospective employees: If you fancy a career in technology, you’re probably going to start off in tech support, maybe the Help Desk.  You may find yourself better able to do the job if you’re a tinkerer, or have some sort of hobby that involves doing things with your hands. […]