Category: Community

Communities are the best environments in which learning happens — because through your daily interactions with others within a community, you begin to learn what is common. Notice the similarity of the words “community” and “common.” And think about how communication, another similar word, as lying at the foundations of what makes a community really work.

Carl and Elena Schrónez: Spotlight on Detroit Small Businesses

“Don’t be limited by what others say or think, or by what others believe is possible.”

Mel Choyce: 3 Reasons Why Every Designer Should Create a WordPress Theme

It’s a wrap! After months of work and over 100 individual contributors, Twenty Seventeen, the new default theme for WordPress, shipped this month in the WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” release.

Alisha Ramos: Embracing My Mixed Race, Hybrid Identity

This piece was originally published in my weekly newsletter on mixed race, Mixed Feelings. In high school I was president of the Asia Club for two years. The club had members from various Asian backgrounds such […]

Lauren McCarthy on Building an Inclusive Open Source Community for Creators

What I appreciate most about being an artist is the community. While some might imagine the lone artist toiling in their studio, what I have experienced is artists coming together on the internet and in-person, […]

Michelle Kumata on Empowering Community Voices

My involvement in the Asian Pacific American (APA) community started in high school. I had attended public school through junior high, and then by chance, received a scholarship to a small private school. It was […]

Hajj Flemings on The 100 Project–The Plan to Rebrand Detroit

“Detroit’s future requires connecting the worlds of design, technology and innovation to neighborhoods.”  In 2011, I was one of eight entrepreneurs selected for the CNN’s Black in America 4: The New Promised Land Silicon Valley […]

Burak Arikan on Civic Data, the Foundational Tool to Fight Abuses of Power

Big data is the term used to define the perpetual and massive data gathered by corporations and governments on consumers and citizens. When the subject of data is not necessarily individuals but governments and companies […]