How-To: Submit a Proposal and Get Accepted at a Big Conference

Over the last week, I’ve spent several hour reviewing proposals for 3 conferences. As such, I think I have a few tips on how to get your proposal accepted: 1 – Have a gov’t person speak. Honestly, if it is just you and your a vendor, I’m scared it is a product pitch for your… Read more »

How-To: Post Photos and Videos Directly from Phone to GovLoop

Many people have asked me if there is an easy way to post photos and videos directly go GovLoop. For awhile, it was set-up but it wasn’t working properly. But WOO-HOO, Genius Ressler (not…) has fixed the problem. Go to Your settings on right hand of page, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find… Read more »

Federal Player – The EPA’s Jim Blubaugh

Federal Player – The EPA’s Jim Blubaugh: Protecting Children from Harmful School Bus Emissions Cool article by Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post – I really like this series where the highlight cool feds…Blurb below and full article at Washington Post Millions of school children across the nation ride on buses every day… Read more »

Why Aren’t We Conducting the Census 2010 Online?

Have you seen this great interview with Census CIO Brian McGrath in Federal Computer Week? If you’re wondering why the Census is not incorporating more technology into its activities, the interview will respond to your questions and concerns. In particular, I had been curious to understand why we aren’t completing our Census forms via an… Read more »

From Citycamp – Code for America

60% of municipal workers will retire in 5 years Inspired from Teach for America, Apps for Democracy… 2.0 + municipal workforce… Bring in some new ideas -Put cities in charge -Focus on collaboration City Recruitment -Looking for cities Fellow Recruitment -Industry veterans – called to serve, team leads -Talent – build resume, team member Leonard… Read more »

Day 1 Recap and Off to Day 2 at CityCamp

Great day at CityCamp…over 100 campers of all types talking interesting topics from data to journalism to visualization to cultural changes in government. After a thrilling day, a great dinner was held…personally I met fascinating people from Seattle to DC…from non-profits, for-profits, gov’t agencies…large and small…. See this great video… I’m excited for day 2… Read more »