Tag: dc

  • WordCamp Mid-Atlantic: Where It’s Been, Where It’s Going

    Late in 2008, while I was transitioning from life in Baltimore to life outside of Washington, D.C., I was contemplating organizing the first WordCamp event in that area. Baltimore had begun to show signs of a healthy tech community and Washington had continued to flourish as a healthy communications scene. Philadelphia, just up I-95, had […]

  • The Greater Good: Entrepreneurship, Open Source, and a Better World

    Last night, I was catching up with a friend who is as far from me in lifestyle outlook as you could possibly be. She is a extremely left wing type working for an environmental advocacy organization in DC. I, on the other hand, am an entrepreneur with one foot planted firmly on the right and […]

  • Crime Statistics in DC

    After the news today that MSNBC.com acquired EveryBlock, a service that tracks local news in 12 different cities and organizes news, reviews, and other localized data into searchable locales (zip codes, neighborhoods, etc), I decided to poke around a bit. One of the areas that EveryBlock tracks is crime statistics and Washington, DC is one […]

  • A Tale of Two Cities: How DC and San Francisco Are Handling Citywide 311

    Without a doubt, I am a data whore. I love raw data. I love APIs. I love finding interesting ways to mashup data. With the new found craze in government for openness, led in no small part from the Federal level and work endorsed by the Obama Administration to work pushed forward by Sunlight Labs, […]

  • Brian Beutler, Washington D.C. Political Blogger, Shot

    I want to give a shout out to Brian Beutler of Media Consortium who was shot last night in Adams Morgan. I wrote on it over at Washington Hotlist a few minutes ago. I have never met Brian. I hope to some day and chances are good since he’s in stable condition and expected to […]

  • SxSW vs. CxCC

    So have any of you noticed a recent trend on Twitter?  It seems that our ultra-friendly, tech community has temporarily (well, hopefully temporarily) divided.  We are now those at SxSW and those NOT at SxSW.  I, unfortunately, fall in the NOT at SxSW camp.  I have requested that SxSW folks start their tweets with “œSxSW […]

  • Grow Where You're Planted

    My offline friends will tell you how much I hate where I live. I moved here to Baltimore as a preteen with my parents and aside from a 4 year stint galavanting around New York State, including 2 years in NYC, I’ve lived in the Baltimore area since. I graduated from high school here. I […]

  • Video Questions for Social Media Club DC

    Thursday night, I’m going to be speaking at Social Media Club DC. If you’re in the area, I’d love to have you come by. It’s at Viget Labs in Falls Church, Virginia and you should RSVP to Larissa Faire by Tuesday if you plan on attending. It is BYOB – Bring Your Own Beverage (non […]

  • Come Hear me Present at Social Media Club DC

    If you’re in the greater Washington area, or you’re going to be in town on Feb 21, stop by Viget Labs at 6:30pm. I’ve been asked to come speak to the group about personal branding and the proverbial “A List”. We’re calling the session “Blog Draft Day: Making it Into the Bigs” and I’ll be […]

  • DC Social Media Rankings

    This list is highly relevant. This one was not. Thanks, Geoff. You’ve come a long way, grasshopper. ;-) Of note on this list – read: bloggers I do actively read, although I’ve read all of them at one time or another – are Jim long at Verge New Media, BlogWrite for CEOs by Debbie Weil […]