Ignacio Pacheco is a clinical social worker and technology enthusiast from Monterey, CA. The opinions and ideas expressed on Social Work Tech are solely those of Ignacio Pacheco and do not reflect the opinions of Ignacio Pacheco’s employer(s) and/or affiliates.

All Square[d] Up!

I love Square.
Square is a company out of San Francisco, CA that helps the average Jane or Joe to process credit card payments. In other words, everyone can now accept credit cards on their mobile device without having to sign up for a credit-card terminal, which often requires a contract for a certain amount of time and a monthly fee.

For the psychotherapist that can’t afford a credit card terminal or doesn’t want to sign a contract to have one, this is an optimal device. For the social worker who has worked hard to publish a book or develop a series of tools, this can also be beneficial to you to sell your work.

iPad, Me and the Upcoming Semester: Going Paperless

One geek fantasy that I had since iPad was announced was eliminating a certain nightmare:

Paperless Challenge

I’m looking forward to (attempting) to use my iPad as a machine that eliminates my dependence on as much paper as I can, which means utilization of my scanner and tech skills to make this happen.

Everything in Contxt: Digital Business Cards

The Unofficial Apple Weblog recently posted an article about Five Applications for the Conference-goer. One of them stood out and its free!
Contxt is a service that acts as a digital business card and the basic features of free for this service. Well, technically freemium. Freemium means that it’s basic features are free, but more premium features cost money.

Read more after the break!

My iPad and Me in Social Work Practice… Chapter 1: Introduction

My iPad and I make quite the dynamic duo when it comes to practicing social work.

I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m an Apple fanboy. When I saw the iPad come out, I was dismayed with it’s lack of USB port, no Adobe Flash playing capabilities, and virtual keyboard. Despite this, I knew I must have one. 

How I use Google Voice in Social Work Practice

Google Voice is a tool I have been attempting to get people to convert to. [I think this may be a U.S. only tool].
VIDEO SYNOPSIS

For an overview video presentation as to what the service is, I would suggest starting here, where there are more video presentations as to what the service does and other tricks.