Welcome to the first post of Amy and Michaela’s new technology blog. In the hopes of adding new knowledge and experiential anecdotes to the technology and non-profit/academic sector, Amy (a Canadian e-learning specialist who works for Queens University) and Michaela (an American online strategist who works for World Learning have joined forces to publish Girls with Macs.
We hope that in the future this site will provide useful resources to practitioners engaged in non-profit and educational technologies from the unique perspective of two young women who have worked in both the programmatic and technology sides of non-profit organizations, and are committed to making the world a better place through technology. We have both lived and worked in Southeast Asia (Amy in Thailand and Michaela in Cambodia) for non-governmental organizations and we hope that along with references to our work and experiences in Canada and the United States, we’ll also be able to share applications for the same technology in developing countries. Girls with Macs eagerly welcomes suggestions, ideas, and introductions, and Amy and Michaela look forward to populating this site with useful and relevant goodies, as well as a bit of our own personalities.