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Professional Update

Since I haven’t been blogging much lately, I thought it might be worthwhile to put up a professional update.

In early February, I spoke at the Democratic Science and Technology Summit organized by the California Democratic Party Internet Caucus at Stanford University. As of January, I’m now chairing the USACM Digital Government committee of the U.S. Association for Computing Machinery Public Policy Council.

I spoke on American Public Radio’s “Marketwatch Tech Report” about online password security in mid December. The show was also heard on NPR. Netroots Nation held a one-day event in November in San Francisco just following the election, entitled “Netroots California,” where I provided a social media training. I also spoke about online campaigns and election resources on CBS 5 News in San Francisco three days before the election.

For the 2010 election, I directed nonpartisan political coverage for BlogHer, including featuring women candidates and women bloggers. I also worked with two partners in the Women’s Campaign Consortium with the Women’s Campaign Forum, advising a wide range of women candidates running for Congress on online outreach and getting out the vote through new media. Articles I wrote during the election can be found at The Huffington Post, SFGate, and BlogHer.

I was inducted in June as a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, where I’m brushing up on global affairs, particularly related to cybersecurity. I was also asked to serve as the communications director for the San Francisco chapter and as the national cybersecurity affiliate group co-chair. Being a part of the Truman community has been a wonderful experience so far – the people are truly top notch.

I’m sure there’s more from last year, but that’s what I had on my site that I thought was worth mentioning. Usually I keep professional news all in one place on my site, sarahgranger.com, so that’s an easy way to keep track of what I’ve been doing throughout the year. I work on a wide range of projects, so it’s nice to have most of it in one place.