The Rise of Citizen Developers and the Reshaping of Social Good

  This is a guest post by Joel Reyes, a Microsoft Technology Evangelist working with Public Sector focused on Windows Phone and Windows 8. In his career working as a developer, project manager, people manager, consulting, and evangelism, Joel has seen first-hand the impact of software in the life of corporations and individuals alike. His…

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Code.org Uses Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Many More to Encourage More Coding by Kids

Code.org has a great new video out about creativity, collaboration, and education, specifically about coding — what it is, how it works, and why it’s important and exciting. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU1xS07N-FA&feature=player_embedded] The video’s language and feel is “adult,” yet simple enough for, say, middle schoolers to understand and possibly get excited about. Appearances by Bill Gates, Mark…

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New Intelligence Un-Conference 'Suits & Spooks' Convenes An Eclectic Group For The Greater Good

Last week, an eclectic group of tech-savvy “suits” and “spooks” gathered in a private conference center in Rosslyn, VA, in a towering office building overlooking Georgetown across the Potomac River. The occasion? The second-annual Suits and Spooks anti-conference, curated and hosted by cyber warfare consultant and author Jeffrey Carr. Nominally there to “shape a revolution…

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