To get more out of R&D, put a woman in charge →
...from the White House blog....
“Today kicks of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service – more than 5,000 (!) service leaders are pouring into New York City to create greater impact and effectiveness in meeting social needs through service and volunteering. Good news for those who want to participate online – we will be webcasting several of the events and the Twitter hashtag for the conference is #NCVS. And...
"One of the most important Obama admin officials... →
(fiscal times article about Jeff Zients via @edatpost)
(about 1.5 hours from my hometown)
Community Health Data Forum
This is going to be short and sweet - check out the links below - What would you like to see from your health care data? Today HHS is unlocking their data at the Community Health Data Forum. Check the product/app launches: AnalyzeThe.US - Palantir Tech’s tool that allows individuals to explore and research datasets, including the Community Health Data from HHS. “Analysis for the...
The good government group, OpenTheGovernment.org, has given CNCS 61 out of 58 possible points for its open government plan. I’ll link to it as soon as the site is live. You can read the CNCS plan at nationalservice.gov/open 105% ain’t too shabby….
A Washington Wedding - DC legalizes same-sex... →
It’s a great day for DC - DC becomes the 6th jurisdiction in the US to allow same-sex marriage.
Love @craignewmark’s pragmatic common sense approach to #Gov20. Treating...
publish the data in “such a manner that each may have before him, at a...– http://ondrejka.net/speaking/2010/02/06/1254-gov20la-talk.html
NewMediaForum.ge day one (a day late)
Day one of the New Media Forum was a blast - everyone was fired up and ready to learn. We kicked off in the morning with a talk from the Open Society Georgia Foundation Director and then broke into our separate sessions. Did I mention that the conference venue is an amusement park? Mtatsminda Park. Complete with mustached mice, a mechanical bucking bronco (instead of a bull) and crooked houses....
Tibilisi is amazing. Kicking myself for not bringing my USB/camera cable…I’ll upload pics later. Saturday was spent exploring Tbilisi - we walked up to the Narikala Fort and checked out the views of the city. Tbilisi has a wicked pedestrian area with cafes, shops, bars and clubs. I have paid attention to Georgian politics for several years and it is so cool to actually experience...
me: Hi. Could I have a couple of bottles of water? him: Oh, well, it will take us a few minutes to sort out that problem, you see, as the mountains are very close. me: The mountains are very close? him: The markets are closed. When is a mountain not a mountain? When it’s a mini-bar.
The one where I write a cliche blog post to...
Georgia. Tbilisi, Georgia —> you know - the country. That’s why I am starting a blog. I complain about being unemployed - because it really sucks - but to be really honest, it has allowed me to be flexible enough to experience some really incredible stuff. And I really have yet to capture and tell the stories that have emerged from the past few months. So, it begins in Georgia. ...