Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
The Patrick-Murray Administration partnered with The Boston Foundation on Thursday, May 29th to kick off the Foundation’s FY2011 John LaWare Leadership Forum series, which will focus on job growth and long term economic prosperity.
This first in the series, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, explored the most collaborative and innovative opportunities for Massachusetts to compete for and leverage federal funds. Speakers included Doug Borchard of New Profit, Undersecretary of Housing and Community Develoment Tina Brooks, and Sarah Slaughter of MIT.
You can read more about the forum from Rob Gavin of the Boston Globe here.
Mass EduData Challenge Marks its Third Week posted on Jun 24
The Mass EduData Challenge, an education-centered civic data challenge, just completed its third week. Since the May 28th launch at Cambridge hacker space, hack/reduce the challenge has seen a steady increase in participants. The goal of the challenge participants is to enhance educational tools and …Continue Reading Mass EduData Challenge Marks its Third Week
COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce posted on Jun 23
In 1997, a new web-based bid solicitation system called Comm-PASS was launched by the Commonwealth. At the time, it was considered cutting edge. Unfortunately as time progressed, Comm-PASS no longer adequately met customer demand. Accordingly, the Operational Services Division (OSD) sought to create something better. …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce
Developers Dive into Educational Data at the Mass EduData Challenge Kickoff posted on Jun 3
The Mass EduData Challenge, a six-week open data competition, held its official kickoff event on Wednesday, May 28th at hack/reduce. This education-focused civic hacking competition challenges developers to enhance educational outcomes by leveraging public data sets maintained by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education …Continue Reading Developers Dive into Educational Data at the Mass EduData Challenge Kickoff