Quoth the raven: grill me more!
#paraphrase #summer

18F commits to developing free and open source software by default for Uncle Sam

18F commits to developing free and open source software by default for Uncle Sam

5682524083_4c81641ce1_oAt 18F, Uncle Sam is hoping to tap the success of the U.K.’s Government Digital Services. If the new digital government team housed with the U.S. General Services Administration gets it right, they’ll succeed in building 21st century citizen services by failing fast instead of failing big, as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services memorably did last year with Healthcare.gov through poor…

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Data journalism and the changing landscape for policy making in the age of networked transparency

Data journalism and the changing landscape for policy making in the age of networked transparency

This morning, I gave a short talk on data journalism and the changing landscape for policy making in the age of networked transparency at the Woodrow Wilson Center in DC, hosted by the Commons Lab.

At @TheWilsonCenter to give a talk on research on data journalism http://t.co/u0peMY5bnS Humbling personal milestone. pic.twitter.com/Aum103upr2

— Alex Howard (@digiphile) July 30, 2014

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Smoothest visit to date. Can’t help but notice that the OSTP staff kept quite a close eye on me. (at The White House)

[Daily Mental Health Break] Wonderful reminder that we can find joy in mundane experiences, and creative expression in unexpected locales. This big man has wonderful grace and lightness on his feet. I have a feeling afraid if I tried these spins on a treadmill, I’d end up on the FAIL Blog.

On set at “The Stream” (at Al Jazeera English)

In the green room. (at Al Jazeera English)

Heirloom tomatozilla. (at Eastern Market)

Permanently at quayside (at USS Barry (DD-933))

I can hear Billy Joel singing “Downeaster Alexa” in Nationals Park, down here along on the Anacostia River. I still love that song. (at The Yards Park)