Posts by: natmanning

Collaborative Development

Collaborative Development

I recently gave a talk on Collaborative Development and Open Data at GoodXGlobal at SXSW13, at The White House’s Global Development Data Jam, and most recently today at the G8 Open Agriculture Data Conference. Here is the jist and the…

Easy as Baking a Business

Easy as Baking a Business

A thought came to me the other day while I was trying to explain entrepreneurship and creating a successful product. I came across a metaphor, a tech product is like a cake. Your code, or in the case of hardware…

Hacking for Hunger

Hacking for Hunger

I am going to repost an article written by Ben Schiller for FastCo.Exist titled “Hacking Projects To Use Data To Solve Hunger” posted on October 2nd, 2012. The original article is here.   Hacking Projects To Use Data To Solve…

Crisis Catalyzes Collaboration

Crisis Catalyzes Collaboration

  I spent the weekend working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the National Response Coordination Center. It was surreal, hundreds of people plugging away at their computers, screens across all the walls, breakout rooms. It looked a lot…

Life as a Presidential Innovation Fellow

Life as a Presidential Innovation Fellow

  Big news folks. I was recently selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow focusing on Open Data for Global Development. My technical title is Special Advisor on Open Data and Innovation at USAID. It is a few month role, and…