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BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, April 13 2012

A note for our DC readers: will be hosting a meetup on Monday with the goal of introducing federal agencies' developer resources to the developer community. According to the FCC website, 13 government agencies will give presentations about their APIs and their resources. Those include the Census Bureau, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and the Department of Labor, among others. After each agency gives a 7 to 10 minute "Ignite" talk on their API or their assets, there will be networking sessions where developers can interact with the agencies, write code against these APIs, or present their use cases so government can understand how their assets are being consumed from the outside. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will be livestreamed on the FCC's website. Read More

Notes on the Reinvention of

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 8 2010, as it exists today Read More

FCC's New Website: Extra Developer-Friendly

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 7 2010

Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski just ceded the Gov 2.0 stage at the Grand Hyatt Washington to Steve VanRoekel, a former Microsoftie now serving as the commission's geeky managing director, so ... Read More

Government Websites Gone Bad

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 13 2010

Credit: A correspondent who is savvy on the ways of both technology and government writes in to note that he's found a federal government website that he judges to be even more in need of a redesign than the F ... Read More Political Exclusion Through Bad UI

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 17 2009

There was one illuminating exchange in yesterday's otherwise vapid Senate confirmation hearing of Julius Genachowski. Read More