There's An App For That: How Delegates Nominated President Obama Using 56 PCs

When the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) needed an app that convention delegates could use to vote for their next Presidential nominee, Microsoft helped provide a solution. Partnering with San Diego-based InterKnowlogy, they designed, developed, and deployed an app that was used on the floor of the Time Warner Cable Center in Charlotte, NC to…

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SocialxDesign, An Influence Firm For The Socially-Networked Economy, Launches With DC and California Offices

Today, a new marketing and influence firm called SocialxDesign (pronounced Social “by” Design) launches with offices in hotspots Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley, Union Square (San Francisco), and K St. (Washington, DC). According to an email to Publicyte from one of the co-founders, Tony Chaudhuri, a DC-based public affairs consultant: In the face of austerity and caution…

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'Reboot America' Initiative Mingles Big Business With Startups To Spur Innovation and U.S. Competitiveness

Tonight at a private invite-only event, Startup DC will launch a new initiative named “Reboot America” with the strategic goals of creating local jobs, improving the DC regional economy, and increasing innovation in America. Reboot America, created by Startup DC in partnership with their national mothership Startup America, is a year-long program connecting large corporations…

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TEALS Initiative To Create Adjunct Computer Science Teachers In The District Of Columbia

TEALS, or Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, is a grassroots initiative in the private sector high-tech workforce that recruits skilled computer science professionals to be part-time adjunct high school teachers. After a successful launch in the Seattle area, TEALS is coming to the Washington, DC region in Fall 2012. Compared to other key subject…

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Random Hacks Of Kindness 6 Creates Solutions For Humanity's Challenges

This is a guest post by Patrick Svenburg, a director of public sector development and platform evangelism at Microsoft.  Random Hacks of Kindness, or RHoK, is a joint Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, HP, NASA, and World Bank initiative that teams subject-matter experts on global challenges with technical expert volunteers for a 48-hour hackathon. This weekend, June…

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White House Correspondents Dinner: Why Do Geeks Hate Nerdprom?

Recently, the White House Correspondents Dinner (AKA “Nerd Prom”) and its bevy of pre-parties, after-parties, and brunches hit Washington, DC by storm as it does every spring. But across the Potomac in Arlington, VA, a simultaneous gathering of government enthusiasts known as “Transparency Camp” occurred, sequestered from networking with influential media, political, and business titans….

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Microsoft Returns To Sponsor The USA Science & Engineering Festival

This is a guest post by Donna Woodall, the east coast lead for Microsoft U.S. Citizenship and Public Affairs. Microsoft is back at the 2nd Annual USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held at the Washington Convention Center in DC on April 28-29, 2012. As an “Einsteinium Sponsor” this year, we’ll have a gigantic…

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Microsoft Bing And The San Francisco Education Fund Host A Screening Of 'Waiting for Superman'

Guest post by Cameron Evans, the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Education. Read more of his thoughts on Waiting for Superman at his personal blog, HIGHER INNOVATION (http://www.higherinnovation.com/). When it debuted, Waiting for Superman received a lot of buzz. A documentary about failures in the American educational system told through the lives of a number…

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