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Rick Dietz
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Downsized superhero & serious-minded fellow
Downsized superhero & serious-minded fellow

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I'm proud that Bloomington is among the 2013 mentoring organizations!  Google Summer of Code is a great program.
We are excited to announce the mentoring organizations that have been accepted for this year’s Google Summer of Code program. It was tough, but after reviewing 417 applications, we have chosen 177 open source projects, of which 40 are new to Google Summer of Code. You can visit our Google Summer of Code 2013 program website for a complete list of the accepted projects.

Over the next 14 days students interested in applying for the Google Summer of Code 2013 program can learn more about the 177 accepted open source projects before the student application period begins on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 19:00 UTC.

Each organization has compiled an Ideas Page that students will want to review carefully and consider how they might be able to contribute to the project. Some of the most successful proposals have been completely new ideas submitted by students, so if you don’t see a project on the Ideas Page that appeals to you, don’t be afraid to suggest a new idea to the organization.There are points of contact listed for each organization on their Ideas Page so that students can contact the organization directly to discuss a new proposal. All organizations list their preferred method of communication on the organization homepage, available on the Google Summer of Code program website. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Congratulations to all of our future mentoring organizations! We look forward to working with all of you during this exciting 9th year of Google Summer of Code!
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The City of Bloomington will be participating in Google Summer of Code 2013! We were the first city participant in 2012 and we are glad to be back supporting open source development opportunities for great student coders around the world. #GSoC   #GSoC2013   #Google   #Bloomington   #gov20   #open311  
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Magnoli-yeah!
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Such a beautiful animation and timely too, given the back and forth of the weather recently.
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Friends, Bloomingtonians, Monroe Countians,  

The City's ITS Department has a vacancy in our GIS team and is looking for awesome applicants.  Please share with your friends and colleagues.  

http://bloomington.in.gov/jobs

Take care,
Rick



GIS SPECIALIST

The City of Bloomington is seeking a highly motivated, technically capable individual to join its Information and Technology Services (ITS) Department's (Geographic Information System) GIS group. The City has a mature enterprise GIS project that supports a variety of users. The GIS group maintains and enhances the GIS, working to integrate GIS with other information technology and improve data distribution. The GIS Specialist operates the City’s GIS; designs, creates and maintains GIS map data and associated attribute databases; and provides spatial analysis, cartographic output and user support.  The individual will have the opportunity to coordinate with a wide range of professionals from the City and other local agencies.
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Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and database management. Experience with GenaMap and/or Linux/UNIX operating system strongly desirable. Skills in Database Design, SQL, and Relational Database Management helpful. Knowledge of Cartographic Design Principles and Experience producing high quality maps from GIS Data. Good communication skills are essential.

http://bloomington.in.gov/jobs

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Rick Dietz, Director
Information & Technology Services Dept.
City of Bloomington, Indiana
812.349.3485 (office) 812.340.7958 (cell)
dietzr@bloomington.in.gov
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Sláinte!
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Retired Lab Chimps See The Sky For The First Time

“A National Institute of Health report recently recommended retiring most government lab chimps. So what’s next for them? Well, over the next year or so more than 100 will go to Chimp Haven, a sanctuary for the animals in Keithville, Louisiana. This footage shows some of the animals arriving, and seeing the sky, for the first time. Others are shown getting used to real, natural ground.”

(via +Popular Sciencehttp://goo.gl/8kwUB)
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Interesting job opportunity for technologists and project managers interested in government collaboration and sustainability. #gov20 #civictech
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