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Competition, Learning, App Development – Oh, My!

Thanks to a remarkable young man, Jy’Mir Fuller, attending JMHS, I’m having an exciting couple of days, and I thought I should share it with you.   Jy’Mir told me about a competition that might interest others with kids in school or potential volunteers.  Students can potentially get an internship to help with the contest or […]

President’s Report, September 2023

Robot farm by DALL-E, Adobe Firefly, Burn-E

Welcome to the end of summer, the beginning of school, and the middle of ragweed season at the world’s only nonprofit focused on improving the lives of Chatham, NC, residents through technology.  Innovate Chatham uses our network of members and friends to help other nonprofits, residents, students, schools, and County government.  We focus on digital […]

Cybercrime’s Devastating Impact on Chatham County and 3 Preventative Steps for Residents

Cybercrime expert Tim Steiner

Chatham County, NC, experienced a significant cybercrime attack.  On October 28, 2020, county Management Information Systems (MIS) staff identified a ransomware attack on the county’s network.  The attack used DoppelPaymer, a type of cyber-attack that starts by sending fake emails that look real but contain harmful code.  When someone opens these emails or clicks on […]

Future Solution to Chatham PFAS Water Contamination?

Chemical structure of PFAS

Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are useful chemicals that have been found particularly hard to remove from water due to their chemical and physical tenacity.  The Haw River carries them to Pittsboro drinking water and Jordan Lake and from the towns upstream.  Pittsboro is bringing lawsuits against towns and companies upstream to force them to stop.  PFAS […]