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.
I’ve always wanted to attend a hackation but avoided to since I assumed they were developer-only events. Stumbling upon the Open Gov Hack Night peaked my interest but I still had little hope that I’d have the technical know-how to actually be helpful. Then I read the description…