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  • Blog Post: Hack for Good! Join us at the VIP Hackathon on April 30, 2012 - DC - Register today!

    The Pew Center on the States launched the Voting Information Project (VIP) initiative in 2008 to become the 21st century transmission line between election offices and voters. VIP answers voters’ most common questions -- things like “where do I vote?”, “who is on my ballot?”...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone InfoKit for Public Sector Developers–Click links to download

    You can download the PowerPoint version here Joel Reyes put together this infokit to help developers interested in building Windows Phone apps quickly get up to speed - it can also serve as a reference to developers already building apps. This is a collection of Tools, Training, Resources and Open...
  • Blog Post: FOSE Conference & Exposition– Government Information Technology Leaders Chosen to Keynote

    TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT LEADERS CHOSEN TO KEYNOTE FOSE CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION 2011 General James E. Cartwright, Steve Wozniak, David F. McQueeney, and Martha Johnson to address Technology for the Missions of Government Falls Church, VA – June 13, 2011 – 1105 Government Information Group, the leading...
  • Blog Post: YOU ARE INVITED - Random Hacks of Kindness - Hacking for Humanity - Global events - December 4-5, 2010

    Looking to make a difference? Microsoft, Google, The World Bank and Yahoo! are inviting software developers, independent hackers and students to participate in the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event on December 4 and 5 in over a dozen locations around the world. This progressive initiative brings...
  • Blog Post: Groundbreaking efforts in Florida to ensure everyone counts

    The Florida House of Representatives has done some fantastic new work to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the U.S. 2010 Census. On April 12, 2010 the House launched MyFloridaCensus.gov , a website aimed at allowing the citizen populous to inform the House if they were not included in the 2010...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER - Random Hacks of Kindness - Global Hackathon - register to attend the DC event - June 4 - 6, 2010

    REGISTER TODAY at http://rhokdc.eventbrite.com/ ! Event Start Time: Friday, 6/4/2010 at 6:00 PM Event End Time: Sunday, 6/6/2010 at 5:00 PM Location: Washington, DC Hackers Save the World Sound interesting? Here’s how you can become a part of it: Attend the Random Hacks...
  • Blog Post: DC Citability Codeathon Attendees - Come Watch the Demos today!!

    Wow we are cooking up some awesome demos for y'all! A citable dataset from real data Citable map Citable video with open annotation Citable browser plugin Concepts on what kind of 3rd party apps might exist And then our unsung heros that did all the amazing backend tools that made this...
  • Blog Post: DC Citability Codeathon - Why the buzz?

    Check out the following recent articles on the importance of citability and the upcoming codeathon in DC sponsored by Microsoft!! Enabling Eureka via Citeability by Lewis Shepherd, Microsoft Corporation Stop Fishing and Start Feasting: How Citable Public Documents Will Change Your Life by Silona...
  • Blog Post: DC Citability Codeathon reminder - the week-end is near - Register today!!

    The DC Codeathon on Citability is just around the corner - Geeks programming for a Good cause. Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area. The focus...
  • Blog Post: Citability Codeathon - DC - April 9-11, 2010 - Register NOW!!

    Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable...
  • Blog Post: FedScoop's Roadmap to the Cloud Summit - March 9, 2010 - Register today!!

    We are pleased to invite you to join us for our upcoming Public Sector Cloud Summit: FedScoop’s Roadmap to the Cloud – Presented by Microsoft on March 9 th at the Ronald Reagan Building’s Pavilion room in Washington DC. The event will be a Summit for Government and industry leaders to learn more about...
  • Blog Post: Open Government Data and .NET

    As mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to test the waters by writing a small app that allowed someone to enter a zip code, find all of their Congressional representatives , then find out the committees they're on, bills they've sponsored, how they vote based on some issues… and then provide me the...
  • Blog Post: NEW Government Developer website - LAUNCHED!

    I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: City of Edmonton, Canada uses Windows Azure/Microsoft Open Government Data Initiative for publishing government data

    The City of Edmonton today launched http://data.edmonton.ca - an Open Data catalogue that increases the accessibility of public data managed by the City. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalogue provides access to City...
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