Dan Kasun - Techonomics in Education, Healthcare, and Government

How and why to rate apps in Windows 8

I'm willing to bet that the average user doesn't think much about rating an app. I know that I...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 06/30/2014

Some GREAT social networking apps for Windows 8

I'm seeing some fantastic momentum in the Windows 8 Marketplace - with some very compelling...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 06/28/2014

Some cool Education Windows 8 Apps for Kids... and How to Rate Apps in Windows 8

From the looks at the lines at BestBuy and the Microsoft Store... and the sold-out status of just...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 12/22/2013

Hour of Code - Why Computer Science Education Matters

This week we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, and many people will also be participating...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 12/09/2013

My time in the High School Computer Science

I had the opportunity to support one of the local Loudoun County High Schools this year by...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 07/24/2013

Thoughts on the TEALS High School Computer Science Field Trip

I had the good fortune on Friday to kick off the TEALS Computer Science Field Trip at AOL’s...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 05/27/2013

With Gov 2.0 at a crossroads, context, incentive, and value is King

(cross posted from my FutureFed article) Back in April it was announced that the FY2011 budget...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 05/25/2011

The eagle has landed: I have cut and paste!

Just got the latest Windows Phone 7 update for my HTC HD7 – the one we’ve all been waiting for:...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/07/2011

Some info on that first Windows Phone 7 Update…

Finally got my first Windows Phone 7 update – everything went smoothly. Only a few things that...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/02/2011

March Madness – for the Imagine Cup!!

The People’s Choice Awards for Imagine Cup 2011 have formally kicked off – and I urge everyone and...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/28/2011

A few thoughts on making open government data more valuable…

I recently shot a video that captured some of my thoughts on the state of “open...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/18/2011

Imagine Cup Teams at the White House – a recap

"If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you're a young person...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 10/21/2010

Windows Phone Federal Apps Content–Registration now open!

You may have already seen the pre-announcement, but the Federal WP7 apps registration site is now...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 10/19/2010

Imagine Cup teams on their way to the White House!

For those who aren’t already in “the know” (which usually includes me), there is a...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 10/17/2010

I need an app for that….

If you happen to read my bio, you’ll see that I’m a Public Sector guy… I’m...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 10/12/2010

Gov 2.0 = Open Source? Not really, IMO...

Been a while since I've been able to post... thanks to a glut of internal planning and meetings......

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 09/02/2010

Government Data and the "Mom Test" - GCN article featuring yours truly

I spoke on a panel at the Open Government Innovations Conference last week - great event with some...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 05/10/2010

Windows Phone 7 in 7 - the tip of the iceberg...

Looking for a great resource to get the basics on Windows Phone 7?...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 05/06/2010

Open Government: Publishing Data isn't enough

I had the chance to interact with Teresa Carlson, VP of Microsoft Federal Sales, on the FutureFed...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 05/04/2010

Cops in the Cloud…

My team just published this outstanding case study for the Vernon Hills Police Department’s new...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/30/2010

Students see the forest through the tweets - the US Imagine Cup Finals

I’ve openly lamented about the challenges that the U.S. faces with the decline in technical student...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/27/2010

US Imagine Cup: People's Choice - voting ends April 24 at midnight PST. Vote for your favorite Student application now!

For those who haven't heard of Imagine Cup - it's a Worldwide software development competition for...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/24/2010

Apps for Yoots

Disclaimer/egg-deflector: I absolutely appreciate the concept of running contests to foster better...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/23/2010

The hazards of presenting to a networked audience

I’m noticing this more and more lately. Not sure how I really feel about it :) -Dan

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/18/2010

Ooooh-Pen Data!

And when we say Yeeow! Ayipioeeay! We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Open Data! Open Data O.K....

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/16/2010

Write an Azure app to win a NetBook!

Well... at least be entered into a contest to win one of three Dell Minis. I really like it when I...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/15/2010

Slides from my FedScoop presentation last week

I've been a little remiss in making my slides available from last Tuesday's Fedscoop "Roadmap to the...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/13/2010

Making OpenGov useful… and wicked cool

I’ve been railing on the concept that the focus on Open Government needs to shift to effective use...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/05/2010

Open311 with .NET and Visual Studio

Many of you (well, some of you) may have listened in to the call (or read about) regarding San...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/04/2010

Thinking about the Cloud and Government? Don't miss Fedscoop's "Roadmap to the Clouds" - March 9, in D.C. - and I can get you in for free

On March 9th, Fedscoop is holding a TREMENDOUS event: "Roadmap to the Clouds" Location: Ronald...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/03/2010

End of first month for Azure billing – are you watching your accounts?

Today marks the last day of the first month of billing for Azure… and, hopefully, everyone has been...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/27/2010

Microsoft’s REAL choice for Governments…

I'm fresh from the US Public Sector CIO Summit - it was an amazing week and I had some truly...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/27/2010

Open Government and the Cloud... a Perfect Storm

It’s been just over two months since the release of the Open Government Directive (hereby referred...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/21/2010

Open Gov… Dallas and Bing – done.

Well, that was easy. So easy that I spent the rest of the evening playing around with the UI of my...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/11/2010

Vote for the BEST Windows Azure Application for State & Local Gov Partners

Let your voice be heard and spread the word!  The submissions are in and public voting is now...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/11/2010

Open Government Data and .NET

As mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to test the waters by writing a small app that allowed...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/11/2010

Open Government starts with Open Data... (but...)

But it doesn't end there. Aggregating and exposing information is the initial hurdle to compliance...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/09/2010

How to quickly complete the requirements of the Open Government Directive...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/08/2010

Azure Solution Developers: Win $10K - but you need to act FAST!

We're coming to the end of our State & Local Government Azure solution contest - with prized of...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/02/2010

Azure Management API... Essential Certificate "How-To"

Got into playing with the management API over the weekend, and got wrapped around the axle when it...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/02/2010

Windows Azure billing starts TODAY - here's some guidance

Windows Azure billing formally starts today, which means that all US CTP accounts become read-only,...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 02/01/2010

Try Windows Azure for free!

Well... it's not really news, these offers have been around since PDC... what's new is that we...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 01/27/2010

CrisisCamp DC: Efforts for Haiti Relief

I had my first crisiscamp "experience" last Saturday at the NPR headquarters in DC - and wanted to...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 01/25/2010

US Public Sector Developer Web Site - Launched!

I'm extremely pleased to announce the launch of the US Public Sector Government Developer website!...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 01/20/2010

Podcast Interview: Kids, Social Computing, and Education

I just completed an interview with Ross Kasun, Asst. Superintendent of Summit Schools (and...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/13/2008

S+S is an elephant

How's that for a provocative subject line? Actually... it's not.  But, sometimes something that...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 04/02/2008

Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer and Solution Conference - something for everyone

April 22-24, Atlantic City, NJ (Sheraton Atlantic City) Register today at: http://www.hlsdevcon.com...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/26/2008

HLS DevCon... what will the Surface solution demo be?

There are a lot of fantastic uses for Microsoft Surface in the Healthcare industry... some more...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 03/19/2008

Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

Had some requests for my PPT on Web 2.0 in the Enterprise (in this case, specifically the HLS...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 11/13/2007

A Vision of Students Today

This video was sent to me by Dave Isbitski (http://blogs.msdn.com/davedev) a while ago, and I think...

Author: Dan Kasun Date: 11/12/2007

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