Privacy News Highlights – Feb 13 – 28

Privacy News Highlights 13–28 February 2010 Contents: EU – Legality of Fingerprint Database to be Tested in Netherlands Court 3 CA – Alberta Retailer Ordered to Stop Credit Checks. 3 CA – Privacy Commissioner Cites Sobeys for Collecting Personal Info. 3 CA – Saskatchewan Privacy Boss Decries Denial of New Staff 4 CA – CommissionersRead… Read more »

Many GovLoopers Among GovTech’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2010

In case you didn’t see the great news, our very own Steve Ressler was named by Government Technology magazine as one of the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2010.” I’ve included the full article and list of honorees below. You’ll probably recognize many other GovLoop members like Peter Corbett, Bill Greeves, David Fletcher,Read… Read more »

Just Do It! Top 5 Tips from the WIRe Conference 2010

I had the chance to attend the WIRe conference over the last couple days on behalf of GovLoop. The Conference theme this year was “Beyond Tools: Transforming Online Intelligence.” The event kicked off with remarks from the Director and Managing Editor of the WIRe, Geoffrey Fowler. With insight from past WIRe conferences and setting theRead… Read more »

Archiving Social Media – Comprehensive Resources on GovLoop and Beyond

Earlier today, I saw this tweet from GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler: So I did a quick search of GovLoop and found a TON of content and conversations (see below). Also, I started creating a GovLoop Guide on Archiving. Want to help me finish it? Send me a message. GOVLOOP RESOURCES >>>BLOGS • Email, records, content,Read… Read more »

Thoughts from Microsoft US Public Sector Summit

Live-blogging checking out MS US Public Sector CIO Summit. Will continue to update. Some cool stuff: Big fan of the tablet – demoing had tablets used with photographs especially for special ed children. Always like multi-touch. Lots of focus on the cloud – Really seems the big push these days. Trends – Do more withRead… Read more »

The New New GovLoop….

I’m jazzed to announce “the new new govloop”…. We’ve been spending the last few months working behind on the scenes on a number of items designed to be make govloop more useful to you, the community. 1 – Homepage redesign – As you see, we’ve streamlined the home page to make it much cleaner andRead… Read more »

I Hate “Lurkers”

I just finished reading an article called “Active lurkers – the hidden asset in online communities.” Here’s an excerpt: “Most communities have 90% of users who are lurkers – people who may consume things from the community, but who don’t contribute…While it is inevitable that larger communities will end up with 1% of their membersRead… Read more »

How-To: Build Awesome Apps With APIs of Gov’t Data

I asked the awesome team if there were any lessons learned from their experience building a cool from gov’t data. Things agencies and developers should be watching. 4 Lessons: 1 – Use platforms that have APIs – We used the Ideascale API ( Really the major lesson is for government to use platforms whichRead… Read more »