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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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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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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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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Open Gov… Dallas and Bing – done.

Well, that was easy.  So easy that I spent the rest of the evening playing around with the UI of my App just for fun (yes, I consider that fun). First, Dallas… I thought it would be a little challenging… after all, the idea of engaging services from a Data Marketplace itself just seems complex. …

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Vote for the BEST Windows Azure Application for State & Local Gov Partners

Let your voice be heard and spread the word!  The submissions are in and public voting is now open for the Windows Azure Application Development Contest targeted towards State and Local Government agencies.  Click here to vote for the best application! Voting is open until Feb 19th at 5pm PST. Check out the submissions and…

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Azure Solution Developers: Win $10K – but you need to act FAST!

We’re coming to the end of our State & Local Government Azure solution contest – with prized of $2.5k, $5k, and $10k for third, second, and first place, respectively. Note: THE LAST DAY YOU CAN SUBMIT A SOLUTION IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th… and this won’t be extended.  Net net: get your submissions in ASAP. Pretty…

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