Imagine Cup Teams at the White House – a recap

"If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you’re a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too." – President Obama (at the White House Science Fair) What a fantastic statement from the…

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Windows Phone Federal Apps Content–Registration now open!

You may have already seen the pre-announcement, but the Federal WP7 apps registration site is now open for business! What is it?  A contest that runs through 12/15 where developers can submit their best Federal-government focused Windows Phone 7 application.  The solution can really be anything… as long as it is specifically targeted for some…

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Imagine Cup teams on their way to the White House!

For those who aren’t already in “the know” (which usually includes me), there is a Science and Engineering Festival in DC going on in DC (http://www.usasciencefestival.org/ – it started on 10/10 and goes to 10/24). This week commences with a science fair that is being held at the White House.  Yes, THE White House.  Capital…

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I need an app for that….

If you happen to read my bio, you’ll see that I’m a Public Sector guy… I’m all about building solutions for government agencies, schools, NGOs – you name it.  Being in the thick of it, I see TREMENDOUS opportunity for developers in the Public Sector space – especially with Windows Phone 7. That said, one…

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Gov 2.0 = Open Source? Not really, IMO…

Been a while since I’ve been able to post… thanks to a glut of internal planning and meetings… my head may be getting above water now, I hope.   I had the chance to respond to a post up on GovLoop (http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/gov-20-is-open-source) – and wanted to cross post here… I know there are a lot of strong feelings…

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Government Data and the "Mom Test" – GCN article featuring yours truly

I spoke on a panel at the Open Government Innovations Conference last week – great event with some really insightful speakers.  I particularly enjoyed Dave McClure’s lunchtime keynote and Chris Kemp’s discussion on open source in open government.  All very down to earth, practical discussions… it was really refreshing.  My discussion was moderated by Wyatt Kash,…

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Windows Phone 7 in 7 – the tip of the iceberg…

Looking for a great resource to get the basics on Windows Phone 7? http://www.msdev.com/Directory/SeriesDescription.aspx?CourseId=158  Just about everything you need to know to start salivating.  Yes, I admit to that kind of pavlovian response…  -Dan Share   (tweet)  

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Open Government: Publishing Data isn’t enough

I had the chance to interact with Teresa Carlson, VP of Microsoft Federal Sales, on the FutureFed Blog regarding my previous post “Open government starts with open data… but..” You can find the discussion here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/uspublicsector/archive/2010/05/04/open-government-publishing-data-isn-t-enough.aspx  I’ll also be at the Open Government Innovations conference tomorrow afternoon, participating in the panel on opengov tools… look forward…

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Cops in the Cloud…

My team just published this outstanding case study for the Vernon Hills Police Department’s new in-vehicle video recording system, based on Modularis’ “Mobile Video Platform” (MVP).  It’s a fantastic solution – and shows how the combination of great user interface technologies in Windows 7 (touch, etc) can combine with the cloud (in this case, Windows…

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Students see the forest through the tweets – the US Imagine Cup Finals

I’ve openly lamented about the challenges that the U.S. faces with the decline in technical student enrollment and what I have perceived as a lack of enthusiasm for technical jobs among American students.  To be competitive into the future, we need graduates with strong technical skills and a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit… and, unfortunately, the macro…

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