Advisory panel looks for 'moonshot' in Commerce data
April 24, 2015
The inaugural meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council discussed how the Commerce Department can take their troves of data to the next level for the American public.
From the rooftop of the W Hotel one can see inside the windows of the White House. At last night's FedScoop reception, the only Windows people were peeking in belonged to Microsoft.
Here are the top 8 things you missed if you weren’t at the FedScoop hosted party celebrating Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system:
1. Internet privacy - At the private viewing of Windows 8, Microsoft experts were on hand to debut the system one-on-one with guests
2. Signature cocktails - HP provided Strawberry-Lemontinis, Lenovo served up Lenovotinis with fresh fruit juice, each in engraved souvenir glasses featuring the companies' logos.
3. Technology super-sized - Tactile techies got to play on a Perceptive Pixel 82-inch LCD Multi-Touch Display screen showcasing Windows 8.
4. The view - When grabbing a drink inside the FedScoop Networking and Device Bar, guests looked down across one of the best cityscapes in Washington.
5. WinChat - Virtually everyone from DC's tech scene was networking inside W Hotel's Altitide Ballroom where the reception was held.
6. Mega bites - Guests enjoyed lamb samosas, Manchego tarts with quiche jam, chicken skewers, bacon-wrapped shrimp, sliders with Russian dressing and Maryland crabcakes.
7. Transportation and infrastructure - The crowd learned that the metro system may have nothing to do with the Red Line.
8. Sweet science - As guests logged out of the party, Citrix provided take-home boxes of Windows 8 red velvet treats from Georgetown Cupcake.