Global Kids is hiring!

I got the exciting news that the technology youth empowerment group Global Kids is hiring for several interesting positions. The eight new positions include: an “Online Leadership Program Associate (Video Specialist),” “Online Leadership Program Associate (Foundation Programs in Second Life Producer),” “Online Leadership Program Associate (Gaming and Social Networks Specialist),” “Online Leadership Program Associates (YouthVenture Program Manager and YouthVenture Program Associate), ” a program assistant and two program associates:

Global Kids’ Online Leadership Program, now in its seventh year, is about to experience significant growth in a number of areas with the hiring of eight additional staff members. PDFs for each position, along with a description and position status, can be viewed below. Information about applying can ONLY be found within the PDFs. Job-related questions may be asked in the comment box associated with this post.

Head to the Global Kids website for complete information.

Written by: rikomatic

Mitch Kapor speaks on young people of color in science and technology tomorrow

The Electric Sheep Company send out news that Lotus Notes creator and Linden Lab board chair Mitch Kapor will be talking about his work to encourage young people of color to study science and technology this Thursday, May 24 at 8pm PST. Mitch is on the board of the Level Playing Field Institute, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating more opportunities on campus and the workplace for people of color.

The Thursday program will include:

  • Streaming video of Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale speaking about SL and Level Playing Field Institute
  • Streaming video about the students of Level Playing Field Institute’s education programs
  • An in-world Q&A with Mitch Kapor on his approach to philanthropy

That’s at Sheep Island Auditorium (teleport SLURL) and Crayon Theater (teleport SLURL) .

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Written by: rikomatic

Free non-profit booth space available for Education Conference May 25

Stacy Hasselbacher (Lyra Hammerer in SL) sends along information about an opportunity for non-profits to put up a booth for an upcoming education conference:

As some of you may already know, on May 25th there will be a 24-hour conference: the Second Life International Education Conference: Best Practices in Teaching, Learning, and Research. Nonprofits may each have a 6X6 booth with a 25 prim allowance for free. You need not staff your booth for 24 hours; notecard givers are perfectly acceptable ways of communicating information about your organization.

I am the nonprofit liaison for the event, please feel free to respond if you have any questions or would like to sign up. There is also information on the event’s wiki, located at:

Written by: rikomatic