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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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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Ooooh-Pen Data!

And when we say Yeeow! Ayipioeeay! We’re only sayin’ You’re doin’ fine, Open Data! Open Data O.K. (With sincere apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein – and probably everyone who chances to read this blog… ) Some great announcements out of Mix today – from the press release at:  http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/mar10/03-16MIX10Day2PR.mspx Creating Compelling User Experiences, Powered by…

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Write an Azure app to win a NetBook!

Well… at least be entered into a contest to win one of three Dell Minis.  I really like it when I find interesting projects like this: a contest for Azure apps that is being done by an independent organization, not affiliated with Microsoft.  Just a great developer community engaging their developers in an interesting way. The folks…

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Slides from my FedScoop presentation last week

I’ve been a little remiss in making my slides available from last Tuesday’s Fedscoop “Roadmap to the Clouds” event.  I’m attaching them to this post. I’d like to thank everyone who attended… it was a pleasure meeting so many folks, and I really enjoyed presenting Azure… writing code in front of folks has always been a…

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Making OpenGov useful… and wicked cool

I’ve been railing on the concept that the focus on Open Government needs to shift to effective use of open government data – and creating user experiences that make people WANT to use such applications and WANT to participate and collaborate more. Came across this great example today… http://vanguide.cloudapp.net/ Vancouver’s “Social Map of Vancouver Open…

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Thinking about the Cloud and Government? Don’t miss Fedscoop’s "Roadmap to the Clouds" – March 9, in D.C. – and I can get you in for free

On March 9th, Fedscoop is holding a TREMENDOUS event: “Roadmap to the Clouds” Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC Time: 8am-5:30pm (including reception after the sessions) More info: http://fedscoopevents.com/index.php Powerful agenda with a lot of diversity – If you are exploring Cloud Computing in the Public Sector in any way you do not want to…

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