Thursday, May 30, 2013

[DONDEQUIERA] Hackers Boot Camp at Puerto Rico Tech Summit

Puerto Rico
June 6, 2013, Puerto Rico Convention Center

In conjunction with the Puerto Rico Tech Summit, the Puerto Rico government is also sponsoring a programming competition.  The Hackers Boot Camp will give area developers the first opportunity to try out some of the new application programming interfaces (API) in construction within the PR government.  This is all part of a worldwide celebration of the National Day of Civic Hacking.  While the coordinated event is June 1st, Puerto Rico will celebrate it on June 6.

The CIO of the government, Giancarlos González has already mentioned a few of the types of Puerto Rico Government API data we can expect to be available during the Hackers Boot Camp, they include: property register, corporation registry, AMA routes, and fire hydrant locations (for some dog
walking app?).

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Publicado por Blogger en DONDEQUIERA el 5/30/2013 06:51:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

[DONDEQUIERA] More Data = Better Pattern Detection

From Technology Review, "Foursquare Gets a Big Check," by Jessica Leber
Continuing in this direction is giving Foursquare a lot more data about the places people visit than it would have as a standalone app. And the more data it has, the more valuable that data is because of the patterns it can reveal about how large groups of people move around and, importantly, where and when they like to spend their money. As I covered in an article today, wireless carriers are trying to build businesses as location data providers as well (see "How Wireless Carriers are Monetizing Your Movements").


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Publicado por Blogger en DONDEQUIERA el 5/22/2013 07:50:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] Python Parranda - InstallFest


On May 11th, the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) is proud to announce our first ever
Python Parranda.  The Parranda is part Python InstallFest and part Meetup/Sprint. It will be Saturday morning from 9am till 12pm at the Telegrafo building on Ponce de Leon, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

The group decided that getting the Python community ready for the upcoming Puerto Rico Tech Summit. what was most important need.  The Tech Summit, 06/06/13, is sponsored by the Puerto Rican Government, and it's CIO Giancarlos González.  The first of it's kind, the Tech Summit is a direct outreach to the Puerto Rico software development community to participate in access to governmental data; especially the Government Hackathon being held simultaneously with the summit.  

The data being made available for the hackathon is a direct result of the MOU Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed on 2/28/13.  Following President Barack Obama's lead, Governor Garcia requested every government agency to make an API within 90 days.

Note: prPIG is kindly sponsored by the Internet Society, through their Community Grant program.  We are deeply grateful for all of the support we have received so far, it has been well beyond our wildest expectations.


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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 5/09/2013 01:40:00 PM

[DONDEQUIERA] Puerto Rico Tech Summit 2013

Calling all "amantes del Internet libre," the Puerto Rico Government is sponsoring the first ever technology summit focused on raising the consciousness and use of government enabled Application Programming Interfaces (API).  This is an unprecedented vote of confidence in the local software development community, which makes me super excited.

The Puerto Rico Tech Summit, is scheduled for June 6, 2013 in the Puerto Rico Convention Center. In conjunction with a program of workshops and tutorials, the summit will also feature the first ever Government Hackathon.

All of this follows the recent announcement of the Governor's MOU asking for Rest API's from all of the major government agencies, Governor Garcia Padilla has signaled a new era in software development in Puerto Rico.  Led by Giancarlos González and Roberto Rosario, this new initiative breaths fresh air into an IT industry that is stagnated and smothered by monopolistic software industry practices.

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Publicado por Blogger en DONDEQUIERA el 5/09/2013 08:12:00 a.m.

[DONDEQUIERA] Python Parranda - InstallFest


On May 11th, the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) is proud to announce our first ever Python Parranda.  The Parranda is part Python InstallFest and part Meetup/Sprint. It will be Saturday morning from 9am till 12pm at the Telegrafo building on Ponce de Leon, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

The group decided that getting the Python community ready for the upcoming Puerto Rico Tech Summit. what was most important need.  The Tech Summit, 06/06/13, is sponsored by the Puerto Rican Government, and it's CIO Giancarlos González.  The first of it's kind, the Tech Summit is a direct outreach to the Puerto Rico software development community to participate in access to governmental data; especially the Government Hackathon being held simultaneously with the summit.  

The data being made available for the hackathon is a direct result of the MOU Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed on 2/28/13.  Following President Barack Obama's lead, Governor Garcia requested every government agency to make an API within 90 days.

Note: prPIG is kindly sponsored by the Internet Society, through their Community Grant program.  We are deeply grateful for all of the support we have received so far, it has been well beyond our wildest expectations.



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Publicado por Blogger en DONDEQUIERA el 5/09/2013 07:46:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Guagua Pública] "How - Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything" = Transmedia

I'm reading Dov Seidman's "How" and I'm really finding his synthesis of his theories of a "New Era of Behavior." here's an example where his theories align perfectly with mine:
"Information becomes powerful when you get everybody on the same page with you, and it the most powerful thing if you spread a consistent message to more and more people."
 While this quote refers to the power of transparency, it is exactly what I have been saying about the max-strategy and social media.  This is the  new challenge for any creative entrepreneur, telling a consistent story across multiple mediums, classic textbook definition of transmedia. Word!

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Posted By Blogger to Guagua Pública at 5/04/2013 08:25:00 AM