Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. catalyzed revolutionary social change, plowing through insurmountable odds to usher in the next chapter of racial justice in America. We can honor the sacrifices made in the civil rights movement by forging new paths to opportunity that did not exist yesterday. At the Kapor Center, we frequently reflect upon the state of equality in America …

For the Love of Oakland

Oakland’s collective heart breaks again, this time for two young men who were shot and killed while working at a restaurant in our neighborhood on Monday night. Too many folks outside our town will shake their heads and sigh, “Oakland.”  Too many of us inside will say “Oh no, not again.”  Neither response is complete or satisfying.  Neither eases the …

Partnership Profile: Oakland Local

We’re excited to share this news of our new partnership with Oakland Local, the “independent, nonprofit news resource”  providing an “authentic” and inclusive voice examining local issues. Together we have surveyed the burgeoning Oakland tech ecosystem and aim to create an interactive map and a series of feature stories about the entrepreneurs and contributors who are a key part of …

OpenOakland Hosts June 1 Event to Improve City of Oakland’s Website

As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, local city officials, Code for America, The Hub Oakland, and PopUpHood have organized an event called ‘ReWrite Oakland.’ The event will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013, and hackers and local residents are encouraged to help create and launch a variation of an “Ask Jeeves”  search engine specific to Oakland’s …