Gordonmcdowell sez, "One of Calgary's newly elected mayor Naheed Nenshi's campaign platform was improving City Council transparency and accessibility. I'm illustrating how this can be done (has been done) with free services (YouTube Partner account) and open source software (IceCast2). The end result it what used to be only a brief summary of Council's minutes can be a complete, search-able interactive YouTube transcript. (And an MP3 stream for live monitoring of council via smartphone.)"
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.