RTP 180 event

On Wednesday,  I had the honor of attending the RTP 180 event on Open Source technologies and Open Data. RTP 180 events are hosted by the Research Triangle Foundation, in an effort to bring together techies, entrepeneurs, and thought leaders from around the region to share ideas, collaborate, and educate each other on trends in […]


Councilman Rao attends North Carolina Datapalooza

On Thursday, I attended the North Carolina Datapalooza at the NC Museum of Natural Science. This event represented the final stage of the Regional Open Data efforts in Wake county, and there were three companies, who presented their Open Data results, and the types of applications which they were able to develop. At the end […]

Steve Rao

August 29 Office Hours

My last Fall Office Hours were productive but not as busy as usual.    Starting next week, Office Hours will move to Fridays at noon. Chia Chi:  Chia Chi runs the IBM Global entreprenenurship Program and is very interested in working with me to offer a more structured mentoring program for the Hottovation program.   […]


August 28 Triangle J Council of Governments Meeting

On August 28 I attended, along with Morrisville Councilwoman Broadwell, the Board of Delegates Meeting for the Triangle J Council of Governments–one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments (Region J) established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration.  Delegates are encouraged to share this report with their elected colleagues. Recognition […]