Yesterday we had a presentation on some of the core features of Google Analytics and talked about some of the best practices and common pitfalls in using it. If you missed it yesterday or are just curious to see what the big deal about analytics is check out the video below. In this video we focus on Google Analytics but the theory holds up no matter what analytics package you are using so it's well worth checking out.
We have just put up video from the Google Docs webinar we hosted a little bit back. The webinar has been chopped into three parts, one each for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, and put into a play list along with our videos on GIS mapping which make use of Fusion Tables. If you missed the webinar or want a refresher on what we covered please check out that playlist.
If you are using Skype and Dropbox for your personal use you may be ok but you may want to think twice about using them for things that you need to keep secure. The EFF has released a scorecard that rates over 40 different messaging services on seven point ranging from encryption to code audits. This scorecard was launched late 2014 but has been kept updated with the most recent change being 2016/3/13.
In the wake of the 2016 LSC TIG Conference we now have some videos online. Not every video is up yet but we do have some good ones. One of the interesting talks we had was LSC's New Technical Projects, in this talk they went over what LSC has been doing, how they plan on sharing what they have been doing with grantees.
Does your state have an easy way to calculate if someone is eligible for SNAP benefits and if so at what level? Here are two tools for doing just that, and if either one of them appeal to you they are available for you to adapt to your needs.
Recently over in Massachusetts have developed a phone friendly online SNAP calculator designed more for service providers than the general public.
Recently our friends at have added close captioning to all of their videos and have been kind enough to share some of their findings with us. They cover the why, the how, and some best practices. For those of you using other services like Vimeo the process is similar, the only difference is instead of using the application built into YouTube you use one like Amara. It takes a couple extra steps but is a straightforward.