Being a federal employee allows us to give back and play a vital role in making our nation great. Another way of giving back comes in the form of volunteer work and community service. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to paint classrooms in an inner-city Washington D.C. school. While I amRead… Read more »
Welcome to the Hokie Guru’s Preview of the Associated Press Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Week 2 picks. Readers, last week, the Hokie Guru (HG) was on!! He was freakin’!! Yep, last week the HG picked the big upset, Alabama over Clemson. The HG’s record was a stellar 19-3 (and the HG rightfully hadRead… Read more »
I’ve seen some interesting dicussion in LinkedIn’s Gov 2.0 group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=91073). There’s some different stuff there about Web 2.0 use in government, since even foreign government employees have joined in. I hope that most of those folks are members of GovLoop too!
How can the building industry use Web 2.0 tools to enhance delivery of services and better integrate new concepts like sustainability? These are some of the questions and issues that will be discussed at the upcoming barcamp, Be2Camp, to be held at The Building Centre on Store Street in London on Oct. 10, 2008. ThisRead… Read more »
newsletter_ aug08.pdf I was out of town when the August Green Team newsletter came out, so here it is, a couple of weeks late. Though one article is Nevada-specific, the other is applicable to any office environment! I hope that you find these newsletters interesting. Please feel free to post/share in your offices. We postRead… Read more »
I’m currently reading Thinking for a Living by Thomas H. Davenport. Excellent book for those who want to improve their work environment and their own productivity. Focus is on where processes and knowledge meet.
Last week, I presented at the 2008 APWA Congress; the topic – virtual public works. My portion of the workshop focused on the use of Web 2.0 tools in the public works and government sectors. Representatives from TEEX and World2Worlds also participated. You can check out my presentation at this link. Those who would ratherRead… Read more »
From a big city to a small town, from a poor family with limited resources to gaining a university degree and fighting to achieve higher education, I believe that my experiences and the opportunities I was given throughout my educational career has changed my life. In the summer of 2007, I obtained my first professionalRead… Read more »
I have found that thing that I’m get immediately passionate about. And this thing makes me want to throw large objects through glass windows, it makes me want to punch people, it makes me want to scream and it makes me want to act to change the world. This thing is American Housing Policy. I’mRead… Read more »
In case you haven’t been following Mark Drapeau‘s series of Mashable articles on Gov 2.0, here are links to all three. They’re all interesting and insightful. I don’t know if there will be more, but if there are, I guess I can edit my post… 1. Government 2.0: An Insider’s Perspective 2. Government 2.0: ARead… Read more »