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FedTalks 2010 :“How Technology Can Change Government.” Oct 12th Washington DC
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW Washington, District of Columbia20004
FedTalks 2010, being held on October 12th at Sidney Harman Hall, will have discussions and mini-keynotes on innovation, open government, new media, engaging citizens, cybersecurity, and more.
Current Speakers list from the organizers :
- Arianna Huffington, Editor in Chief, Huffington Post
- Alec Ross, Sr. Advisor for Innovation to Secretary Clinton, State Department - Dr. Peter Levin, CTO, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Chris Kemp, CTO of NASA - CraigNewmark, Founder of Craigslist -Gwynne Kostin, Director, Center for New Media & Citizen Engagement, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA - Rob Bole VP, Digital Media Strategy, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Congressman Jim Moran
Other highlights for the day’s events include music all day from DJ Donald Syriani, “DJ to the White House,” and a performance Go Remy, the “Arlington Rap” comedian. The day will conclude with a reception party to celebrate FedScoop’s 2nd anniversary.
Emirates flies the Airbus A380-800 from Washington DC to Dubai
There was a time that flying between India and the US meant a stopover in London, Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam (I loved Amsterdam). However in the past decade this has changed dramatically. Now `Emirates (Dubai) Etihad (Abu Dhabi) Qatar Airways (In Doha, Qatar) have taken over these routes with their new aircraft and great service.
From Washington DC, Emirates is an outlier, it flies in the morning at 10.55 from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and reaches Dubai at around 8.30 a.m. Other flights, Etihad, Qatar and flights with European stopovers take off after 9 p.m at night.
I love this timing but it does cause a disagreement in my house. My wife prefers to fly Eithad due to the timings. My wife's viewpoint is that it is difficult to sleep on the Emirates flight since it starts in the morning. I enjoy the morning flight. My game plan is to sleep less for a few days to my Emirates flight. Once on the flight, I divide …