Tech & The District » Kim Hart Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 en hourly 1 Follow Friday – Kim Hart Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:18:17 +0000 Lindsay Campbell Happy Friday fellow tweeters! To spice up your collection, we recommend you follow Kim Hart. She is a former Washington Post reporter who runs a widely respected technology blog, Hillicon Valley.  More recently, we got news that she is joining Politico in May to cover the politics and policy of the technology sector. Kim also has been featured in a Tech in 5 video! Kim is an avid tweeter and great to follow especially for DC locals! Follow and enjoy!

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On the Agenda Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:27:54 +0000 Lindsay Campbell March came in like a lamb and with this rainy weather, it is certainly going out like a lion. But with April right around the corner and a fresh calendar month to fill up with events, we have a list of some of DC’s hottest tech events posted right here.

Check out these below to close out March with and to get you through the first two weeks of April. Stay tuned for more upcoming tech events in the DC area! See you there!

·         March 30thMobile Outlook 2010

·         March 30thNational Press Club – Blogging Basics

·         March 31stFuture of the Internet IV –Panelists include Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Kim Hart, editor of Hillicon Valley and past “Tech in 5” guest.

·         March 31st#L2 Tweet Up 

·         April 2ndiPad Eve Happy Hour

·         April 14th – Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation examines the national broadband plan

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Could Obama’s CTO Come from D.C.? Thu, 08 Jan 2009 19:00:00 +0000 Vanessa Truskey I think most people are surprised to hear that the Washington, D.C. area is actually one of the top regions for technology and innovation on the East Coast.  It might have something to do with that old perception that the Federal government runs somewhat behind the times in overall technology adoption.  While we could debate that topic until the cows come home, President-Elect Obama will hopefully have changed that perception by the end of his first term if things continue to go as he has planned.

That perception of stodgy Federal IT is one of the reasons why I found Kim Hart’s Washington Post feature  on D.C.’s chief technology officer, Vivek Kundra, so interesting.  (For our PR readers – what a great placement of a tech story on the front page, above the fold, Business section!) We’ve all heard that the President-Elect is planning to appoint the nation’s first CTO (though the responsibilities of the role are still uncertain), but in fact, Kundra has been named as a possible candidate.  It speaks to how far technology has come in D.C. (or how far its progressing) that a city not previously known for its tech-savvy could now stand to be the blueprint for technology adoption across the U.S.

What do you think about tech-savvy in the Federal government?  Is this likely to change any time soon?

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