Author Archives | pjfiorenza

The Superhero Character Arc and Your Career

Character arcs are a basic principle in screenwriting. Writers often develop an arc to show the development and growth of a character. The idea of a character arc is to show how a character evolves as a plot unfolds. As the plot line develops, so does the character, as they learn, grown, evolve, which nicely […]

Continue Reading

Interactive Infographic: The Power of GIS in Our Daily Lives

Today at GovLoop we are announcing the release of an interactive infographic that shows the power of GIS in our daily lives. GIS continues to play an important role in our daily lives, and is transforming the way decision makers arrive and make informed decisions to improve citizen lives across the country. If you are […]

Continue Reading

Google’s Data Center Revealed

Cloud computing has been one the leading trends in government. Throughout the year, there have been countless examples of increased cloud adoption, best practices, GAO reports, and news stories covering the risks and benefits of implementing cloud computing. Even with all this news, we rarely get an inside look to where all our data is […]

Continue Reading

Taking the Deep Dive – Exploring Our Oceans with GIS

ecently I watched the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend you watch the documentary. To give an overview of the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi tells the story of Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi master and his quest to perfect the art of sushi. As I was watching, […]

Continue Reading

How GIS Shaped the Public Sector in 2012

Throughout the month of December, I’ve  been reviewing the year in government technology over on GovLoop– everything from BYOD to social media, I’ve been working to highlight some case studies, best practices and try and condense the year down into one post, while looking forward to the year 2013. Follow along here by viewing GovLoop’s Year […]

Continue Reading

True North: A Lesson in Leadership From Spielberg’s Lincoln

The movie Lincoln has stuck with me every since I saw the film. Spielberg’s Lincolnis a phenomenal movie across every possible category. Abraham Lincoln has always been my favorite public servant and president. I was left mesmerized by the film, and have been meaning to go see it again. I can see this movie being […]

Continue Reading

The Awkwardness of the Thumbs Up

I love Wikipedia, it’s an amazing piece of technology and great example of the open source movement and knowledge sharing. Typically, I use it for more important things, but today, I decided to look up the history of the “thumbs up.” Throughout history, the thumbs up has been a symbol for respect, acceptance and approval. […]

Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Mike!

Today is a pretty special day, as we celebrate the birth of Michael Mitchell! Happy Birthday! Mike and I started this blog as a way to stay in touch, and it’s something we both enjoy doing. It’s been a lot of fun. So today, I wanted to dedicate this post to Mike in celebration of […]

Continue Reading

How First Amendment Rights Impact Public Sector Employees and Social Media

Originally posted over on GovLoop, check it out here. Last month, I wrote about the importance of government employees and the Hatch Act. Today, I wanted to spend some time talking about Freedom of Speech and what kind of protections public sector employees are entitled to under the First Amendment. Over the years, Courts have made […]

Continue Reading

5 Challenges for the Week

Happy Labor Day folks! Hope you’ve enjoyed the day. I’ve spent my day doing laundry, cleaning and catching up on some small things around the house that have been on my list for awhile. Next up is gearing up for a cookout. I got nothing really exciting or thrilling to write about today, so will […]

Continue Reading