Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Don’t Call STEM Careers “Non-Traditional”

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education has been heavily promoting an upcoming STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) conference for District girls from 8th grade to their first year in college.
As Kay Steiger noted, the STEM pipeline for women slows to a trickle by the time girls finish college, so reinforcing and building [...]

New D.C. Chief Technology Officer Is Bryan Sivak

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has again raided the private sector for an agency head: Bryan D. Sivak, 34, is his new chief technology officer.
Sivak replaces interim CTO Chris Willey, who in turn replaced Vivek Kundra, who exited the Fenty administration for a top federal job in the Office of Management and Budget.
Like transportation director Gabe [...]

Hey iPhoners: Download the D.C. Public Library App!

Contrary to popular belief, every once in a while, LL likes to point out cool, positive things the D.C. government is up to.
Like this: The D.C. Public Library has an iPhone application. And it's great!
It lets you search the library catalog, place a hold on a book, and have it sent to the branch of [...]

No Apple Store for D.C. Anytime Soon

Attention local urban sophisticates! You will not be able to visit an Apple Store in the District of Columbia anytime soon!
That scoop comes courtesy of the underappreciated, under-Webbed Current newspapers, which explained in last week's editions [PDF, see pp. 1 and 19] that plans for the District's first Apple Store are held up in a [...]

Slate’s Tech Writing: Behind the Curve

A month ago I suggested that Slate was growing old. I based my opinion on a rather untimely article about the word "FAIL." The argument still stands. My evidence? A new article by Farhad Manjoo on how to use Skype.