Hey all, Steve here. I finally got around to a project I’ve wanted to work on for awhile: The Geek Catalog. A bit of a Whole Geek Catalog as it were.
The idea is this – we geeks can, should, and want to be involved. We can apply our skills and our passions to making the world a better place and engaging in our communities. However where to start is kind of the question. So I’ve set aside a project for myself where I’m going to begin inventorying ways for geeks to really get involved – based around what we care about.
Now how far can I take this? Don’t know for sure.
But we’re going to have fun finding out.
- Female Geeks
- Made With Code – Promotes women in coding with projects, events, and mentoring. Has several alliances and supporters.
- Geeks For Consent – Spreads the word on cosplay =/= consent, petitions conventions for proper policy, and more.
- Texas A&M Cushing Library Fanzine Collection – A giant archive of pre-internet fanzines and documents – always open to donations.
- The Digital Human Library – A resource (for Canadian teachers) that provides people to be digital and remote experts. Worth joining, inviting, and emulating – something great to try at a convention.
- The Human Library – A site encouraging human libraries, where people act as living books. The site encourages and instructs organizers. Something for geeks to try at cons, clubs, and more.
- GeeksOut – A site for gay geeks that focuses on both geek and LGBT issues, with it’s own attitude. Always looking for supporters!
- Citizen Involvement
- Code For America – An alliance of coders and citizens that innovate on technology, draft policies, and create apps to help citizenship.
- Female Geeks
- Women Rock Science – A blog about women in science, from resources to history to recent discoveries.
- Penny 4 Nasa – A group working to raise awareness of NASA, get increases in funding, and promote space expoloration.
- Female Geeks
- Girls Make Games – A series of international sumer camps encouraging girls to explore the world of video games.
- The Museum of Art And Digital Entertainment – A mix of museum, lectures, and classes to promote game history and awareness, located in Oakland, California.
- California Extreme – A convention of video game and pinball enthusiasts where the actual machines are brought into one big arcade. Includes panels and other events – and accepts volunteers.
- Digital Game Museum – An archive of games and game memorabilia that does shows and displays. Based in San Jose, California, but open to support from anywhere.
- The International Arcade Museum – A giant database of games that you can help with! Also contains huge archives of past relevant magazines and more.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.