Posts Tagged: Developers

Reality TV and Accessibility Have a Lot in Common

How many times have you heard people say, “I hate reality TV! I want real shows. I wish they’d make something else.”? I don’t understand why people remained glued to reality TV shows despite their professed hatred of them. “But there’s nothing else on,” people say. “I’ve gotta watch something!” Hold out, I say, hold… Read more »

A Day in the Life of an Accessibility SME

I met a fellow govie recently, and when I told him that I work in digital media accessibility, he said, “OMG, I could not review code all day, every day!” Well…neither could I, and although that’s what most people think we accessibility peeps do, that’s not the case. I may or may not look at… Read more »

The Intentional Stack: Technology Choices in Civic Projects

An oft-discussed subject in the civic tech world is the cavernous divide in the underlying technologies used by the private tech sector as opposed to those used by government entities. Some stylized examples: open source vs. proprietary; Ruby on Rails vs. .NET; cloud services like Heroku or Amazon Web Services vs. in-house server hosting; Unix-y… Read more »

Code4Russia – a new Russian eGov intiative!

A number of serious competitions among IT- developers that are aimed to implement new eGov services or projects that could be further used by authorities or other specialized companies have been conducted recently in almost every Western country. Developers in turn could derive a variety of benefits starting from free educational or qualification programme to… Read more »

New Open Platform API for Government Transparency & Innovation

As web-based technology platforms become more and more prevalent in the government, it’s important that agencies choose the one that’s going to give them the utmost flexibility. That’s why selecting one that has an open architecture and API is so important. This it allows agencies integrate systems and work between multiple workflows without redundancy. Also,… Read more »

New Gov 2.0 Radio: Mark Headd – Engaging App Developers with Gov’t Data

A discussion with Mark Headd, an app developer and former govie, about civic apps. Mark Headd explains Open311 and accessing government services and lowering costs using Twitter, and gives ideas on how to engage developers around government civic apps contests. Listen to internet radio with Gov20Radio on Blog Talk Radio

MassDOT Developer Conference and Challenge – November 14, 2009

This July, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation launched the EOT Developers Page BETA. The EOT Developers page at http://www.mass.gov/eot/developers hosts multi-modal transportation data made available for smart, innovative software developers to build applications that benefit transportation users, travelers, and riders. EOT has engaged these developers, holding developers’ meetings and engaging the community through Twitter… Read more »

Looking for Potential Investors and/or Partners

Hello everyone! I am new to this site and am finding it very useful on so many levels. I have a new position with a new company starting up a federal government procurement division. My company currently has multiple municipal projects through out the Tampa Bay area and they are now expanding into the federal… Read more »