Good Things From Other People — June 9

The Healthcare Essay You Need to Read

Sarah Kliff’s essay for Vox on how patients’ free labor is crucial to our healthcare system echoes conversations I’ve had — but Sarah made the whole discussion a lot clearer.

Support AlterConf

In order to maintain the current pace of AlterConfs, Ashe Dryden needs to raise $100,000. I attended AlterConf Portland last year and it was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in my life. I encourage you to watch all of the videos from past AlterConfs, as well as financially support the events.

Make Your First Twitter Bot

Cheap Bots, Done Quick will help you create a new Twitter bot with no coding knowledge. Try it out!

Food by the Numbers

How would you culinarily display the number of people living near a nuclear power plant? What about the number of Facebook users in Arab Spring countries? That’s exactly the question driving Data Cuisine. The creators of the site also offer data cuisine workshops, where they team up with a local chef to create dishes that will represent local data.

Good Things From Other People — May 12

The Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund

Lesbians Who Tech is raising money to provide scholarships for LGBTQ women who want to attend a code schoolscholarships for LGBTQ women who want to attend a code school. Given how hard it is to access financial aid to attend code schools, these sorts of scholarships are crucial!

A 13-Year-Old You Should Listen To

Sebastian W gave an excellent talk at AlterConf Minneapolis about how the internet criminalizes being a child. Sebastian makes his point clearly (and tells some really funny jokes).

The Phone Wallpaper I Just Downloaded

I’ve had a stock wallpaper on my Android phone since I switched from an iPhone a couple of months ago. I figured out how to change the wallpaper, just to install this design from Post Floral.

The Piggybank Post-Mortem

Oscar Godson had the idea for Portland-based startup Piggybank 3 years ago. He walked away from it about six months ago. Here’s why.