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Open Data Around the World - Thoughts From France

I'm excited to be in Paris today where I randomly ran into an awesome Open Data conference hosted by Microsoft.  Couple people reached out and said I should attend so here I am.

 

I'll continue to update as it evolves

 

Here's my live notes:

-Open data is going through a revolution.  As important as the invention of writing.  

-Open data is just one part of a revolution we are going through.  We are going through transformation of publication…

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Added by GovLoop on March 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Support Green Initiatives and You Support Breakthrough Research

We post a lot about the impressive renewable energy research that is going on at our national labs and universities.  So it’s easy to think that the world of green begins and ends with energy research.  But a recent GreenBiz.com article reminded…

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Added by Kate Hash on March 17, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Announcement today with Treasury Board President Stockwell Day

I'll be joining Treasury Board President Stockwell Day at 10am PST/1pm EST to help make an exciting announcement.

The press release can be found here.

I'll be writing up a reaction later today.







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Added by David Eaves on March 17, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Recruitment 411: Creatively combating budget challenges

Our heads are spinning.

 

Inside or outside the beltway, we’re all dealing with budget challenges. Gone are the days of week-long meetings where the entire division comes together to hash out organizational goals and commitments for the coming year.

 

When budgets are cut – and…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 17, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

TriMet turns to open source

TriMet is currently working with the open source community to develop OpenTripPlanner, which allows customers to plan multimodal trips.

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Added by Susan Bregman on March 17, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Pilotless Helicopter Waterbombers for Japanese Reactors

New reports indicate that attempts to drop water on damaged Japanese reactors have been unsuccessful. The USA has a robot helicopter water-bomber which might be safe and effective.In January 2011 U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is reported to have successfully tested with an unmanned helicopter air-dropping a 4,400lb load. The helicopter used was a…

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Added by Tom Worthington on March 17, 2011 at 8:12am — No Comments

The highest compliment a brand can get

Read an article yesterday about Apple. By a customer who was fairly shouting with enthusiasm about the brand.

In her words: "Apple gets ME!"

She went on to say that Apple intuitively understands her lifestyle (busy, family, kids) and her technology prowess (none).

She talked about asking for and getting customer support that was sympathetic and constructive. Versus another company's more blaming attitude. (It was Verizon and I haven't had the…
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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on March 17, 2011 at 8:12am — 2 Comments

Political law explosion, constructionism, Sunshine Week, and Alaska robocalls in today’s political law links

THE POLITICAL LAW EXPLOSION. Has there been a post-CU political law practice explosion?  Left and right it seems the political law landscape is changing.  In the last few weeks, we’ve had news that Wiley Rein expanded its practice with the addition of Former FEC Chairman Michael Toner.  Last month, McGuireWoods…

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Added by Eric Brown on March 17, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

Eureka! I’m a Project Manager!

Eureka! I'm a Project Manager!

I absolutely love it when people find something that “clicks” for them like project management did with me!

I recently received an email with a wonderful story and some questions about getting started in project management.  I find that the inspiration I get in replying to people individually results in something I feel…

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Added by Josh Nankivel on March 17, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

Microsoft make an API for the UK Foreign Office, and an app swiftly follows ...

I’ve burbled on this point before, but more and more, the point of what the Foreign and Commonwealth Office tries and do in digital (or what we ought to be trying to do) is to concentrate not so much on creating a destination website, but to work on setting up the mechanics to deliver our information as widely as…
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Added by Jimmy Leach on March 17, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Digital local resources – and a bit about Your Square Mile

Continuing the posts about local digital communities, here are a couple of links to interesting research and publications on the subject, which I’ve been giving a re-read recently.

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Added by Dave Briggs on March 17, 2011 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

Interest grows in unlimited Metro passes

Some transit advocates are proposing a new monthly pass for WMATA that would provide unlimited off-peak trips.

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Added by Susan Bregman on March 17, 2011 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Eureka! I’m a Project Manager!

Eureka! I'm a Project Manager!

I absolutely love it when people find something that “clicks” for them like project management did with me!

I recently received an email with a wonderful story and some questions about getting started in project management.  I find that the inspiration I get in replying to people individually results in something I feel…

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Added by Josh Nankivel on March 17, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

New app tracks buses at North Carolina State

Students at North Carolina State University have a new way to track the location of the campus Wolfline bus with a free app for Android phones.

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Added by Susan Bregman on March 17, 2011 at 5:42am — No Comments

Learning Commons Technology

The draft presentation "Learning Commons Technology: The dos and donts in developing learning commons" (and slides) are available for comment. This is for the 2nd Annual Learning Commons Development and Design Forum, Brisbane, 30 March 2011, with a preview for BarCamp Canberra 2011, ANU, 19 March 2011.Critical infrastructure requirementsMovable furniture Do they create flexible spaces?Areas for…

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Added by Tom Worthington on March 17, 2011 at 5:12am — No Comments

Washington passes workers comp reforms

Washington has passed a new law which will create a statewide provider network for injured workers that file workers compensation claims. The measure also expands the state’s Centers for Occupational Health Education. The network is expected to save Washington $218 million over…

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Added by Jeff Smith on March 17, 2011 at 4:57am — No Comments

Marketing Muscles and Sales Sprints - What Getting Fit Taught Me About Business (Guest: Pam Greene)

How many times have you been sitting in some sort of team motivational meeting or workshop and been served up some fitness-related metaphor? “You gotta run that race!” “Get to the top of the mountain!” “Score that touchdown!” or “Ride the wave to success!”Admittedly, sitting at your desk, making calls, sending emails, and attending meetings hardly seems athletic - even on casual Friday.  Truth be told, exercise and business have more in common than you'd think. I've…
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Added by Ira Koretsky on March 17, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

ICTs and Environmental Sustainability in Australia

Andrew Garton has produced a "Report for 2010 - ICTs and Environmental Sustainability in Australia". This is one of numerous reports available at the GISWatch.With the Australian government wavering on its response to climate change, a national household energy reduction scheme in tatters, and illegal shipments of electronic waste (e waste) still said to be en route to China,1 the July 2010…

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Added by Tom Worthington on March 16, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Systematic Approach to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greetings from the Austrlaian National University Planning & Project Support Office where Samuel Fernandes, the Green ICT Project Officer is discussing "Project planning: Using the Six Sigma methodology". He used the DMAIC Six Sigma methodology for reducing the ANU's greenhouse gas emissions.Sam is a former student of my Green Information Technology Strategies course. In that we touched on…

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Added by Tom Worthington on March 16, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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