Wm Salt Hale

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Wm Salt Hale



/?/ Kilted Globetrotter,
Free/Libre/Open Advocate,
and Lifelong Hacker /?/

Wm Salt Hale is a Seattle local who studies Technology and Society at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Communication and is the Community Director at Snowdrift.coop.

He focuses on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Culture; Hackers, Makers, and Breakers; and Computer-Mediated Communication using real-time synchronous systems.

Salt attends, organizes, and speaks worldwide at: conferences, conventions, events, festivals, and faires; on the topics of communication, crowdmatching, gnu/linux, information security, music, science fiction/fantasy, web development, and windsurfing. He is very approachable and will always be found wearing a kilt.

Proposals for this user

* Contacts to Connections: CRM funneling for FLOSS projects

As an organization or project grows, it often becomes hard to keep track of the various community members, donors, and volunteers who are connected. The answer to this is the often used sales tool, a contact relationship manager (CRM). Lets look at a non-sales focused tool, CiviCRM and see how it can be combined with Discourse and various Drupal forms to create a contact funnel.
Practice 2017-03-27 21:48:19 +0000
Wm Salt Hale

* IndieWeb 101: owning your content and identity

The IndieWeb strives to create an alternative to content silos and the 'corporate web'. This is achieved through creating a single source of truth for your content and identity aka a personal domain. Let's explore the ramifications of this and answer any questions you might have together!
Activism 2017-03-27 21:45:45 +0000
Wm Salt Hale

* Keepassing your credentials synced and under control

Do you use the same few passwords over and over? Is there a piece of paper with hard-to-remember ones somewhere? How about a file that lives on five different devices and is never up-to-date? Even the most secure passwords can be broken with a $5 wrench. Long forgotten websites are frequently compromised. Files can be stored in The Cloud, but is that really where such sensitive data should be?
Practice 2017-03-27 21:41:52 +0000
Wm Salt Hale

* Making dollars and sense of open source funding's future

Sustainably funding public goods is hard, just ask your local government. We know FLOSS benefits everyone, whether or not users contributed to its development. How then can we reach the world of everyone working on software they love while making a livable wage? We have been working on concept called 'crowdmatching' that creates a network effect through mutual assurance to fund the commons.
Activism 2017-03-27 21:36:43 +0000
Wm Salt Hale