edUi Is a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Is a conference for web professionals serving learning institutions Share expertise, get inspired, and learn practical skills from peers and top web industry experts. Conference includes four specialized tracks, including one half-day workshop per track. More than 30 speakers offer knowledge and insights in UX, Design, jQuery, Responsive Design, Lean UX, Web Accessibility, and more.
Aneesh Chopra Former US Chief Technology Officer Was appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States by President Obama on May 22, 2009. Worked to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals, from job creation to reducing health care costs to improving higher education. Formerly Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009.
Trends/#1-Digital Infrastructure Wireless, “Gig” Networks Key to Unlock Future Growth National Wireless Initiative (Wi3) Marquette, MI US-Ignite (Case Western) Cleveland, OH Longer Hours, Cost-Effectively Digital Infrastructure Facilitates 24/7 Learning MozillaOpen Badges, Infrastructure for Lifelong Learning Khan Academy, learning anytime anywhere
Trends/#2-“Crowdfunding” Unlocking a Region’s Capital to Invest in the Future Economic Development, ex. Popularise Solar Projects, ex. Solar Mosaic Is This the Future of a Region’s Economy? Blacksburg Retained High-Growth Heyo Austin-based company offered term sheet but req’d HQ move Heyo registered with AngelList; chose to raise $500K from Dave Cohen, Dave McClure, other luminaries
Trends/#3-Open Innovation NOAA Spurs Commercial Innovation in Weather Data Weather data - Made available to the public Open Standards Lower Entry Barriers LearningRegistry a “Tagging” System to Discover Quality Content Open Education Resources Spark New Ideas Modeling & Simulation “Flexbook” v. 0.9 Released
Trends/#3-Open Innovation “Government as a Platform” Highlights APIs Bob, Dave, Andrew Embody Spirit of Frictionless Participation We Define 21st Century Democracy Technology Platforms Facilitate a More Engaged Citizenry “Homeowner Bill of Rights” “Lean Startup” Team
Conclusion Twilio developer Tony Webster builds an app in 2 hours The Winning App: HeroJobs.org Using the National Resources Directory to access the veterans job opportunity database, Tony built an app to help veterans find jobs nearby based on their Military Occupational Specialty powered by Twilio SMS. Programmableweb.com lists 239 Messaging APIs. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio SMS API.