Posts Tagged: DC

If You Live in DC, Congratulations On Being the Worst…

for TRAFFIC! The average Washington, D.C., area driver loses 70 hours a year sitting and inching along in traffic. This ties with Chicago for the country’s worst road congestion. Los Angeles is ranked next with 63 hours lost on what I like to call the “interstate parking lot”. If you want to read more onRead… Read more »

Wounded Warrior Project – What is it?

by Donna L. Quesinberry Wounded Warrior Examiner Since Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, tens of thousands of our service men and women have succumbed to battlefield wounds and are returning home with life-altering injuries. In collaboration with the USO, wants your help to say “thanks” to our nation’s Wounded Warriors. ReadRead… Read more »

Calling Citizen Developers – Opportunity to make a difference!

Calling all citizen developers who may be interested in some pro bono geektastic work. The Council of the District of Columbia is looking for a few good geeks and geekets to do a pilot citizen engagement app to use within the council member’s office. The idea is to leverage open source hosted platforms or cloudRead… Read more »

Free Drupal4Gov Coding Sprint/Exercise/ Training November 23rd in DC

I’ve been organizing this amazing group of government open source practitioners. Mostly, it’s Drupal, but we do have some plone and joomla folks as well. We have gotten together for show and tells and in September, we held our first coding sprint. At the end of the sprint, we built an open atrium site weRead… Read more »

Drupal and the US Government

Have you signed up yet for the Drupal summit? If you haven’t, you should! Signing up for events like this helps to connect both Government employees to contractors and Govies to Govies. No, seriously, it works like that. When you go to these events, you get to meet amazing Government employees who are doingRead… Read more »

New Series Tracks Shift in D.C. Government Office’s Work Culture

This month, the Center for American Progress began chronicling the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s transition to a “results-only work environment” (ROWE) where employees are free to work when they want, where they want—so long as they meet predefined goals. It will be interesting to see how the change under wayRead… Read more »

Social Innovation Match Making, Washington DC Tuesday October 26

Sign up to the event here now! Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find the right person in government (or any other organization for that matter!) to help you make your idea a reality. Fix this, tweak that, wouldn’t it be good if… Well Social Innovation Match Making DC will help toRead… Read more »

America’s Smartest City – DC

America’s Smartest Cities by Les ChristieFriday, October 1, 2010 Ever wonder what happened to your high school valedictorian? He or she might just have wound up in Washington, D.C. That metro area has the nation’s highest percentage of residents with college degrees. Call it America’s brainiest place to live. In the District and surrounding suburbs,Read… Read more »