Andrew Rasiej is a futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media focusing on the intersection of technology and politics. He is the Founder of MOUSE.org which focuses on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com, which translates Arabic and Farsi news and opinion pieces into English, and Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation a Washington DC organization using technology to make government more transparent. Andrew is the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 30,000-member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, representing start up and more mature companies using technology to transform themselves, New York City, and the world.
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Social Media Week New York 2013 | Ideas Connected | February 18-22 , 2013
EVENT - The lineup includes Internet entrepreneur, activist, investor and co-founder of social news website Reddit, Alexis Ohanian; Google’s Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations, Ross LaJeunesse; author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing, Lisa Gansky and founder and CEO of social collaboration design firm Quirky, Ben Kaufman.
"The government and the organizations that support openness are two different worlds." How to use the internet - the debate | By Tomasz Grynkiewicz | February 4, 2013
WYBORCZA.BIZ - Is the Polish government open to the technology, and will technology help to have an open government? These are the first steps. But coming painfully - according to a discussion of the first Polish Personal Democracy Forum (Personal Democracy Forum).
Greeley's Harper Reed the technology mastermind behind Obama's win | By Andy Vuong | January 27, 2013
"The Obama campaign made technology innovation an integral and central part of their strategy, and as a result invested heavily in not only the personnel but also in the resources necessary to be able to take advantage of technology in a way that would directly impact the results," said Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, which tracks the intersection of technology and politics.
BOING BOING - Andrew Rasiej sez, "If you're disappointed in the speed, quality, and cost of broadband service in the US you should learn about Susan Crawford who is the greatest US expert on the state of broadband and how the Federal Communications Commission has failed to properly regulate and spur competition or innovation in the marketplace.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - Mr. Rasiej, chairman of Tech Meetup, said the 2011 fight against antipiracy legislation was a "watershed moment" that brought more than 2,000 protesters, largely from the tech sector, to the city offices of U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Congressional backers eventually abandoned the bills. "I expect that the city will recognize that technology is not a slice of the pie—it's the pan," Mr. Rasiej said.