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With GOV.UK, British Government Redefines the Online Government Platform

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | January 31, 2012

The British Government has launched a beta of its GOV.UK platform, testing a single domain for that could be used throughout government. The new single government domain will eventually replace Directgov, the UK government portal which launched back in 2004. GOV.UK is aimed squarely as delivering faster digital services to citizens through a much improved user interface at decreased cost.

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World Radio Day: An Opportunity to Celebrate an Unsung Hero

Amy O'Donnell | The Guardian | February 13, 2012

World Radio Day celebrates radio's role in empowering people in remote communities – not just as a source of information, but increasingly as a way to make their own voices heard

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Writing an Academic Paper? Try Fidus Writer

The Fidus Writer online editor is especially for academics who need to write papers in collaboration with other authors, and it includes special tools for managing citations, formulas, and bibliographies. If you're writing an academic paper by yourself, you have a lot of choices for tools to edit your document. Some of them even take care of making your footnotes and bibliographies come out in the right format. But writing collaboratively is harder, for lots of reasons. You could use Google Docs, ownCloud, or even Dropbox to share the document, but then you lose useful citation-management tools...

Yelp's Move To Incorporate Health Inspection Information Is A Huge Step For Open Data

Alissa Black | Slate | January 18, 2013

If you knew that your favorite local eatery failed its latest health inspection, would you still eat there? Most of us don’t have to consider that question because restaurant hygiene scores are hard to find—we would have to go out of our way to locate the information on lousy government sites. But that may be about to change. Read More »

Yes, I Still Write Code

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | February 8, 2011

Let me start by admitting to an open secret: I still write code. If you are like many people whom I share this secret with, you're probably thinking that's a crazy thing to do. Well I'm not going to argue the point, after all the business folks talk at length about the role of a CEO and management, and believe me it does not include writing software. Read More »

Your Creative, Open Hackathon Is Ripe For Ownership Disputes

Scott Popma and Scott Allen | Wired | July 22, 2013

NASA’s Space Apps Challenge recently became the world’s largest open hackathon, with over 8,000 participants spanning 44 countries. Meanwhile, many of the features many of us use every day — sometimes more than once a day — such as Facebook’s Like button and Timeline, debuted at closed (internal, employee-only) hackathon events. Read More »

Your EHR Doesn't Have To Be A Liability

Irv Lichtenwald | Healthcare IT News | September 13, 2012

Shed the status quo in favor of a customer-centric approach to healthcare IT Read More »

Your Team's Differentiator Isn't Its Tech

In 2016, I launched Open Innovation Labs, a place where people seeking to leverage the principles of openness can work with a seasoned team to build innovative software that solves their most pressing business problems. It has been an exciting and daunting undertaking. Today, Open Innovation Labs imparts knowledge and best practices that emerge from the world's most successful open source projects, and we provide a residency-style experience that immerses teams in those practices. We generally partner with companies looking to do two things: Either they want to move quickly and be disruptive, or they see disruption as an existential threat and seek to adapt their behaviors to facilitate a more rapid pace of change...

‘Data Marketplace’ Seeks to Apply Precision Medicine to Heart Disease

Neil Versel | MedCity News | November 21, 2016

The American Heart Association has become the latest group to embrace precision medicine, announcing a cloud-based “data marketplace” for promoting collaboration in treatment and research into cardiovascular diseases. The association is collaborating with Amazon Web Services, pharma giant Astra Zeneca and several major research institutes to create the AHA Precision Medicine Platform. These groups announced the platform at the AHA Scientific Sessions meeting in New Orleans last week...

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Making Innovation: Open hardware, Personal Fab and Collaborative Design

Event Details
Type: 
Open Source Event
Date: 
May 15, 2012 - 3:00pm - May 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
Location: 
PARC, A Xerox Company
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA
United States

MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop takes place May 15-16, at PARC in Palo Alto. The Workshop is a one-and-a-half day intensive introduction to the business of making and the makers who are creating these businesses.

Here are some of the topics we'll be discussing:

  • Open source hardware and software are providing standardized components on which to build new applications.
  • New fabrication tools are creating a rapid-prototyping revolution that makes iteration cheaper, faster, and easier.
  • Collaborative design practices are using new tools and tapping new kinds of expertise.
  • Options for manufacturing at scale are improving, as more and more of the process becomes automated.
  • Crowdfunding is helping launch new projects and providing funding to test out new product ideas.
  • Traditional investors are wary of hardware, but hardware-focused incubators hope to soften resistance by helping hardware startups become better prepared for investors.

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NASA, State Department and Veteran Affairs Innovation Initiative Host Open Source Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 20, 2012 - 9:00am - June 21, 2012 - 5:00pm
Location: 
University of Maryland Business School
7621 Mowatt Lane
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Registration for the second Open Source Summit, hosted by NASA, the U.S. State Department and the Veteran Affairs Innovation Initiative to advance the use of open source software in government, is under way. The event will be held June 20-21 at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

The summit will convene leaders from government and industry as well as software practitioners to discuss the development, release and use of open source software, which is characterized by a collaborative development process and free user access.

Discussion topics will include the current and future state of the government open source community, how-to insights for open source projects in government, real-world projects and their successes and challenges, and government procurement of open source software.

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Wikipedia Co-founder Coming to [email protected]

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 12, 2012 - 9:00am - July 13, 2012 - 12:00pm
Location: 
George Washington University
United States

The next [email protected] event, scheduled for July 12-13 at George Washington University, will feature a talk from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

The State Department has partnered with Wikimania 2012 and will explore wikis and the public sector. It aims to provide an opportunity to learn how wikis and wiki-associated technologies are being incorporated and used to enhance collaboration in the public sector, especially in the federal government.

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9th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 19, 2012 - 7:00am - July 20, 2012 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Hotel Kabuki San Francisco, CA
United States

The Ninth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI), will focus on technology-enabled participatory medicine connecting everyone in the care continuum interested in inspiring consumer engagement and facilitating accountable care. The conference will take place at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, CA, on July 19-20, 2012.

"Healthcare is reaching the defining moment when patients and care providers are clearly seeing the value of sharing health information to provide accountable care,” said Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC, a conference chairperson, advisory board member and keynote speaker.  Kuraitis added a message to the attendees to “explore how this shift paves the way for Healthcare Unbound technologies and business models"

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CONNECT Sprint Review Webinar

Details
When: 
July 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Work on CONNECT Release 4.0 has begun, and the CONNECT team wants to encourage active participation from the CONNECT community in our development processes for the newest release. Release 4.0 sprint reviews and planning sessions are open to the public and a great way to engage with the CONNECT product team and community. Read More »

Open Source Hardware For Renewable Energy + Manufacturing In Motion + Wikipedia Illustrated

Event Details
Type: 
Open Source Event
Date: 
September 20, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Hämeentie 135 C Helsinki MAKE auditorium
Helsinki
Finland

Open Source Hardware for Renewable Energy + Manufacturing in Motion + Wikipedia Illustrated.... Read More »