This web site is about open dataproject managementnew mediastandards, and mobile technology. Occasionally included are reviews of books and movies. Scroll down for recent “Managing Technology” posts:

Saturday
Dec202014

Dennis McDonald's Weekly Top Ten

For a given 7-day period this list shows the most popular Managing Technology posts.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Looking Beyond Open Data Availability to Managing Open Data Value

Policy and theory are great but only usefulness and impact lead to real sustainability.

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Saturday
Dec132014

Don’t Just Make Data Open, Make Open Data Useful!

In this post a dive a little deeper into the topic of “open data usefulness.”

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Wednesday
Dec102014

USAID’s Evolving Open Data Culture

I learned last night at the latest Open Data Leaders Meetup in Washington D.C. that they really are serious about “open data” at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Thursday
Dec042014

CityGram NYC: A Model for Open Data Efforts

At last night’s Open Data Enthusiasts meeting in Washington DC, Chris Whong of Socrata talked about the CityGram NYC system.

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Tuesday
Nov252014

Twitter, Building Trust, Ferguson, and Staying Calm

Just as I resist being “driven” to a sales oriented vendor by advertising posing as legitimate engagement, so too do I resist having my political viewpoint “driven” in one direction or another.

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Monday
Nov242014

Using the New Kindle Fire TV Stick: A Mixed Review

I think that Amazon is facing a major challenge in developing a media consumption device like the Fire Stick because so far Amazon has not figured out how to effectively insulate the Fire Stick user from the rest of the Amazon ecosystem.

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Thursday
Nov202014

The Continuing Evolution of Data.gov

While it is true that a platform such as GitHub is not really designed to be as user friendly as, say, Facebook, the fact is that the sharing of technical expertise among mid-level IT staff and data administrators in different governmental agencies has probably been at least as important to open data progress as the Administration’s top down support.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

“Mobile First” Is An Obsolete Strategy

Government “mobile strategy” must evolve beyond a device focus to a user focus. What we refer to as “mobile devices” today are just the tip of the iceberg as we contemplate our movement through an increasingly interconnected world.

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Saturday
Nov152014

Is the Movie INTERSTELLAR “Good for Girls”?

I had just published a glowing review of the movie Interstellar on my web site. I tweeted a link to the review and received a reply: “is it good for girls?”

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