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  • Blog Post: MoDev Developer TechCast on April 24, 2012 - Port iPhone/Android Apps to Windows Phone

    What does it take to port  your  iPhone/Android Public Sector app to the Windows Phone ? The Bring it On iPhone/Android series will answer these and other questions. On April 24th @2PM EST we will introduce the series in preparation for our upcoming app porting webcasts in May and June. We...
  • 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: Apps for Entrepreneurs - SUBMIT YOUR APP TODAY!!

    Win $20,000 in prizes - PLUS $10,000 if you build for Windows Phone - Submit your app by the November 20, 2011 deadline DESCRIPTION : The Federal Government offers useful programs and services for small business and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they are not always easy to find thereby limiting the...
  • Blog Post: Reminder - DC Week Hackathon + Dev Days - November 6, 2011 - Chevy Chase, MD

    Event Details Who? Developers. Developers. Developers. Limited to 250 attendees. What? The DCWEEK Hackathon + Dev Days are a chance for developers to learn from one another, and work on passion projects/new ideas. Hack, hang, teach, learn...whatever. What are the prizes and give-aways...
  • 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: SHAMELESS PLUG: My First WP7 Marketplace App

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . UPDATE: A great majority of people never look at an app unless it is free.  Even though the manual rate lookup feature of my app is free through trial mode and never times out, I decided to publish an identical version of the app with trial mode behavior called...
  • Blog Post: Introducing THE FIRST Public Sector application for Windows Phone 7!!

    We’ve been working with Sunlight labs (a segment of Sunlight foundation) to build a version of their highly successful Congress application for the upcoming release of Windows Phone 7.  If you want to: Know what your elected officials in Congress are up to? Call your representatives to make your...
  • Blog Post: I need an app for that….

    If you happen to read my bio, you’ll see that I’m a Public Sector guy… I’m all about building solutions for government agencies, schools, NGOs – you name it.  Being in the thick of it, I see TREMENDOUS opportunity for developers in the Public Sector space – especially with Windows Phone 7. That...
  • Blog Post: Citizen Phone App Ideas

    As a citizen and consumer of Government data, have you ever thought to yourself “I wish there was app for that.”  Here’s an opportunity to not only share your ideas, but take a great idea and make it happen.  One of our team focuses this year is to encourage the creation of these kinds of apps...
  • Blog Post: My Gov2.0 Expo presentation on Bing Maps / OData

    NOTE: This was cross posted from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devkeydet/archive/2010/06/01/my-gov2-0-expo-presentation-on-bing-maps-odata.aspx here . You can find my deck here: http://cid-1f72da7294089597.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Gov2.0Expo I plan to have my OData + Entity Framework + SQL 2008...
  • 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: Vote for the BEST Windows Azure Application for State & Local Gov Partners

    Let your voice be heard and spread the word!  The submissions are in and public voting is now open for the Windows Azure Application Development Contest targeted towards State and Local Government agencies.  Click here to vote for the best application! Voting is open until Feb 19 th at 5pm...
  • 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...
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