We Did It! Awesome Washington, DC No.1 on Forbes List Of America’s New Tech Hotspots

Washington DC tech hub

Back in December of 2009, Elias Shams launched AwesomeDC blog with mainly One MISSION to accomplish:  To wipe out  all those Politics, corruption, and scandals crap from the face of Washington, DC.  Then to position the Nation’s capital as a city of technology, partying, clubbing and fun! Mainly  as a Tech hub. Read the 2nd paragraph right below the video of his interview with CNN where he says “My intention with this blog is to show the world Washington, DC is much more than just Politics, corruption, and scandals. Frankly, I am not sure of that myself either, but I will try  I will be covering everything happening in awesome DC, with the focus on the technology, parties, clubs, events, and of course the awesome Washingtonians” Read more of this post

Thank You President Obama! Thank You!

The most well made with ZERO hype video in Politics ever made! Because of him, another American entrepreneur, that would be me :),  is alive today and covered with his pre-existing condition, working hard to start a new company and to create jobs. So, thank you Mr. President for your work!  FANTASTICO!

As I have worked hard to get the world to awesomize you, I’ll do my best to get America to awesomize you in Nov 2012. Considering the candidates you will be up against, It doesn’t look like you’ll be needing my help anyway 🙂 So please, don’t waste a dime on presidential campaign! Invest that on Startups in the Nation starting with mine, awesomize.me  only a few blocks from your house 🙂

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LIVE: President Obama on Google+ Hangout Today at 5:30 PM EST

Yesterday, it was Brad Pitt who finally bowed to Google Hangout, today, it’s the Commander in Chief  turn to bow.  President Obama is participating in the first completely virtual interview from the White House to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the live interview, which will be held through a Google+ Hangout, the President will answer questions submitted by people from across the country. In fact, more than 227,000 people have participated already, submitting over 133,000 questions and casting more than 1.6 million votes on the questions they would like to hear President Obama address. In the Hangout, the President will be joined by a selection of citizens who will engage in the conversation live. Read more of this post

Solar Panels On its way back to the White House

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels atop the White House. Those panels were removed during the administration of President Ronal Reagon and placed in storage. In the early 1990’s faculty and staff at Unity College, in Unity, Maine found the panels and brought them back to their campus as a symbolic gesture. Sixteen of the panels were refurbished and heated water in the cafeteria at Unity College until 2003. Read more of this post

Incredible People and Moments to Remember

1. USA: Martin Luther King “I have a dream”

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President Obama Promoting his Website: Healthcare.gov

Here is a great clip of President Obama explaining the Website his administration built for his recent Healthcare Reform accomplishment – Healthcare.gov,  a consumer-friendly portal that helps users find and compare private and public insurance options and learn about the new health reform law. Read more of this post

President Obama and the First Lady become chairs of Washington Theater

The Obamas are expected to attend the theatre complex’s reopening.

President Obama and his wife Michelle have been made honorary chairs of a Washington DC theatre about to reopen following extensive renovations.

The Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will reopen with a black-tie gala on 25 October and the Obamas are expected to attend.

The season will continue with revivals of Oklahoma! and a stage adaptation of the John Grisham novel A Time to Kill.

Washington mayor Adrian Fenty and his wife have also been made co-chairs. Read more of this post

Washington, D.C. to become Googlized

Google secured a coveted security clearance, which is the first cloud computing app suite to receive the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification. This means Google’s system is now considered reliable for handling non-classified government data.  Read more of this post

Washington, D.C. Commercial Real Estate on Track for Robust Recovery

The nation’s capital is also its strongest national commercial real estate market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, and it continues its track to recovery propelled by federal government activity during the second quarter of 2010. Vacancy rates reduced in Washington, D.C. – from 16% in Q1 to 15.6 % in Q2 – after a decisive uptick in demand coincided with the continued thinning of the development pipeline.

The catalyst for growth was broadly distributed among various government agencies, with IRS, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services among the most aggressive tenants in the market. The widespread growth of the government impacted the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland alike, a unique trend given the tendency for administrations to fund only select interests in particular locations. Read more of this post

US Department of Energy will Invest $2 Billion in Solar Power

President Obama announced the Department of Energy would invest about $2 billion in conditional funding to two solar energy companies, Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar Manufacturing. Nice idea that should have started 10 years ago! But, we were busy working on a plan to attack a wrong country called Iraq.

The good thing is that investing in renewable energy was always a top priority for Obama and he was very clear on this throughout his campaign and even once he became President. So this investment is to be expected.

Projects funded by this move are expected to create more than 5,000 construction and permanent jobs. Read more of this post