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FedTalks 2010 A Smashing Success

Tuesday, October 12 the Shakespeare Theatre Company played host to FedScoop's FedTalks 2010.  FedTalks 2010 event was an all-day conference geared toward sharing unique ideas about the interaction between technology and government.

Speakers at FedTalks included several big names including Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, and Ana Marie Cox, founder and editor of Wonkette.com.

Peter Corbett of the D.C. based iStrategyLabs and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran also discussed the future of technology in government. 

Fair Chance's Annual Butterfly Bash

The following was sent to us by Brett Norton of Fair Chance DC:

More than 450 guests and over 20 sponsors can’t be wrong, to join them for Fair Chance’s biggest event in history, buy tickets at www.fairchancedc.org.  Fair Chance’s Annual Butterfly Bash will take place this Friday, October 15 at the Andrew W.

Which of these DC vehicles would make the best Transformer?

Vote in our poll of the week below, and send us your comments to neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com! Let us know which of these D.C. vehicles(featured below) you think would make the coolest Transformer.

Optimus Prime Spotted on the Set of Transformers!

Check out these photos of Optimus Prime that were snapped by Where You Live reader Aras Eftekhari.  Aras was headed back from lunch in Capitol Hill when he saw the truck, the myth, the legend that is Optimus on the set of Transformers 3 and took the photos below. 

Special thanks to Aras, and if you have any photos to share with us from your community, e-mail us at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com.

Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark Attending FedTalks 2010 Event

This story comes to us from Dannia Hakki:

Today, October 12, Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Wonkette.com founder and editor Ana Marie Cox and NASA CTO of IT Chris Kemp among other high profile government, media and technology professionals will speak at Government IT media site FedScoop’s FedTalks 2010 event. The all day conference will focus on how technology can support and improve our government’s key goals and initiatives. 

The event is being held at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. FedTalks 2010 brings together the most important thought leaders, from federal agencies to the White House and media to tech company giants.

"Transformers 3" Filming in D.C.; Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Throughout City

"Transformers 3" will be filming all over the National Mall from October 11-October 15.  Because the production will be taking place, streets throughout Downtown will be closed, and additionally, there will parking restrictions in various locations.

Here's the entire list:

"Transformers 3" Filming Schedule

Smithsonian American Art Museum Seeking New Docents

This story comes to us from Jo-Ann Neuhaus, Executive Director of the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association and the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is currently accepting applications for new docents.

Volunteer docents facilitate an engaging experience and create a dialogue with museum visitors to deepen their understanding of American art, history, craft, and culture. Docents guide visitor tours at the museum's main building and its Renwick Gallery, and also introduce the museum collection to school groups.

Future docents must submit an application and complete a training class, which will begin in 2011. An interest in American art and history is desired, and foreign language ability is a plus.

To request an application, e-mail Carol Wilson, Docent Coordinator at WilsonCL@si.edu.