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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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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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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Open Government starts with Open Data… (but…)

But it doesn’t end there. Aggregating and exposing information is the initial hurdle to compliance with the Open Government Directive (http://www.whitehouse.gov/open), and is the basic prerequisite for everything else. But the Open Government Directive isn’t just an exercise in publishing data – the intent, and expectation, is that the data will be an enabler for…

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Why Web 2.0 is important, whether you like it or not (aka. why blogging is difficult for us old farts, and how it relates to S+S)

I never thought I’d say this, but I’ve fallen out of the mainstream – at least in the area of social computing and Internet use.  I look around at all of the technology implementations that are serious parts of the everyday lives of a large portion of the population, and I find myself saying: “I…

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