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…


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)  


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…


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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