Last week, I attended a great event at 1871 called Big Data Through the Lens of the Obama for America Tech Team. As you can guess, this forum tackled the increasingly popular topics of big data and business intelligence, and how they played a part in President Obama’s bid to get both elected and re-elected.
Now that the excitement of being part of the new Consortia formed around the Common Core State Standards has begun to wear off, some of the states that are participating are beginning to realize they may not be ready to administer the new high-tech online assessments these Consortia are designing.
The Breakthrough Technologies development team has grown yet again with the addition of a new .NET resource, Edward Miller. For Edward, dev skills run in the family and based on what we’ve seen so far technology is definitely in his blood. Check out the short Q&A below where we learned a bit about Edward and just how witty he is.
Over 2.7 million people call the City of Chicago their home. Living in such a large, diverse city inevitably includes challenges as well as benefits that local government cannot always manage. For those residents who wish to volunteer their time, improve their neighborhood or city environmentally and economically but don’t know how to contribute: enter civic hacking.