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Texas AOC Casey Kennedy is our Top Geek!

Big thanks to all who played and voted, and congratulations to our winners:

1st: Casey Kennedy (sonic screwdriver, $100 prize)

2nd: Jorge Basto ($75 prize)

3rd: Bob Smith ($50 prize)

4th: Ken Bosier ($25 prize)

And here are the tips:

Audio & Video

Audio recording: Evernote (Bob Smith)
Video hosting: Vimeo (Bob Rath)

Court related

Neuroscience and the courts: Brains on Trial (PBS) (Di Graski)
Knowledge network for government: Govloop (Jorge Basto)
Fill out legal forms faster: Law Help Interactive (Jenny Bunch)
Fla. E-filing: videos (Ken Bosier)

Data mgmt/display

3D augmented reality: Augment (Jorge Basto)
Business cards into contacts: CardMunch (Alice Allred)
Social media management: HootSuite (Casey Kennedy)
Information collaboration program: MS OneNote (Bob Rath)
Presentations: Prezi (Jorge Basto)
Free public dashboards: Tableau Public (Casey Kennedy)
Transcript review: TranscriptPad (Bob Smith)
Create word clouds: Wordle (Casey Kennedy)

Document publishing

Print and e-books: Blurb (Jesse Rutledge)
Legal self-service forms: Shake (Bob Rath)
Citation management: Zotero (Alice Allred)

Education/news sources

Gadget news: Engadget (Ken Bosier)
Overall news resource: Google News (Ken Bosier)
Governing news from states & localities: Governing (Ken Bosier)
Harvard Business News: hbr.org (Ken Bosier)
Project discussions: Instructables (Ken Bosier)
Free scripting tools: joeware (Ken Bosier)
DNS, WhoIs, IP lookups and more: kloth.net (Ken Bosier)
Technology trends: MIT Technology Review (Ken Bosier)
Hacker news: news.ycombinator.com (Ken Bosier)
Freeware tools: NirSoft (Ken Bosier)
Open Yale Courses: oyc.yale.edu (Jorge Basto)
Child tech usage blocker: StudyLock (Bob Smith)
Commercial/social science news: Silicon Angle (Ken Bosier)

Email

Disposable email service: Mailinator10 Minute Mail (Jorge Basto, Casey Kennedy)
Email tracker: iTrackMail (Bob Rath)

Lifestyle

Handmade/crafty products: Etsy (Di Graski)
Fitness tracking: Fitbit (Jesse Rutledge)
Philanthropy/Microloans: Kiva (Di Graski)
Saving energy: Nest (Di Graski)
Discount iPhone service: Page Plus Cellular (Jesse Rutledge)
TV streaming: Roku (Jesse Rutledge)
Movie potty break: RunPee (Jorge Basto)
Sports: The Score (Di Graski)
Snarky cards for all occasions: Someecards (Jesse Rutledge)
Music: Spotify (Jesse Rutledge)
Post your secrets: Whisper (Di Graski)
Ideas/innovations: Wired (Jorge Basto)

Security

Encryption for cloud storage: Boxcrryptor (Bob Rath, Casey Kennedy)
Multi-algorithm file shredder: File Shredder (Alice Allred)
Two-step verification: Google 2-step (Bob Rath)
Public Wi-Fi hotspot security: Hotspot Shield (Alice Allred)
Password security: WISeID (Jorge Basto)
Institution sharing: VIVO (Bob Rath)

Search & Find

Search simplification: All My Faves (Jorge Basto)
Image provenance online: Google (Casey Kennedy)
URL shortener: Google (Bob Rath)
The Wayback Machine: Internet Archive (Bob Smith)
Finding lost property: Tile (Allice Allred, Jesse Rutledge)
Image provenance online: TinEye Jorge Basto
Music: Shazam (Bob Rath)
Traffic/navigation: Waze (Bob Smith)
Wikipedia browsing: WikiPanion (Jorge Basto)

Storage

Photo sharing/storage: Flickr (Jesse Rutledge)
File storage: MS SkyDrive (Bob Rath)
Capacity of the NSA’s Utah Facility: NSA Utah facility (Ken Bosier)

Time /Project Management

Arranging meeting times: Congregar, Doodle, Meeting Wizard, When is Good (Casey Kennedy)
Group scheduling: Doodle (Bob Rath)
Keyboard shortcuts for Windows: Hongkiat blog (Ken Bosier)
Funding: Kickstarter (Ken Bosier)
Getting things done: Lifehacker (Ken Bosier)
Don’t waste time on hold: Lucy (Casey Kennedy)
Tasking: Trello (Casey Kennedy)

Travel

Recommendations: Around Me (Jorge Basto)
Interactive 3D globe: Barefoot Atlas for iPad (Jesse Rutledge)
Bus Transit predictions: Busit! (Bob Smith)
Travel receipts: CamScanner (Casey Kennedy)
Car sales: CarFinder (Jorge Basto)
Exploration: Google Field Trip (Bob Rath)
Weather: MyRadar (Di Graski)
Plane tracking: PlaneFinder (Jorge Basto)
Crime info: SpotCrime Lite (Jorge Basto)
Travel itinerary: TripIt (Casey Kennedy)
Connecting drivers and riders: Uber (Jesse Rutledge)

Big thanks to all who played and voted, and congratulations to our winners:

1st: Casey Kennedy (sonic screwdriver, $100 prize)

2nd: Jorge Basto ($75 prize)

3rd: Bob Smith ($50 prize)

4th: Ken Bosier ($25 prize)

And here are the tips:

Audio & Video

Audio recording: Evernote (Bob Smith)
Video hosting: Vimeo (Bob Rath)

Court related

Neuroscience and the courts: Brains on Trial (PBS) (Di Graski)
Knowledge network for government: Govloop (Jorge Basto)
Fill out legal forms faster: Law Help Interactive (Jenny Bunch)
Fla. E-filing: videos (Ken Bosier)

Data mgmt/display

3D augmented reality: Augment (Jorge Basto)
Business cards into contacts: CardMunch (Alice Allred)
Social media management: HootSuite (Casey Kennedy)
Information collaboration program: MS OneNote (Bob Rath)
Presentations: Prezi (Jorge Basto)
Free public dashboards: Tableau Public (Casey Kennedy)
Transcript review: TranscriptPad (Bob Smith)
Create word clouds: Wordle (Casey Kennedy)

Document publishing

Print and e-books: Blurb (Jesse Rutledge)
Legal self-service forms: Shake (Bob Rath)
Citation management: Zotero (Alice Allred)

Education/news sources

Gadget news: Engadget (Ken Bosier)
Overall news resource: Google News (Ken Bosier)
Governing news from states & localities: Governing (Ken Bosier)
Harvard Business News: hbr.org (Ken Bosier)
Project discussions: Instructables (Ken Bosier)
Free scripting tools: joeware (Ken Bosier)
DNS, WhoIs, IP lookups and more: kloth.net (Ken Bosier)
Technology trends: MIT Technology Review (Ken Bosier)
Hacker news: news.ycombinator.com (Ken Bosier)
Freeware tools: NirSoft (Ken Bosier)
Open Yale Courses: oyc.yale.edu (Jorge Basto)
Child tech usage blocker: StudyLock (Bob Smith)
Commercial/social science news: Silicon Angle (Ken Bosier)

Email

Disposable email service: Mailinator10 Minute Mail (Jorge Basto, Casey Kennedy)
Email tracker: iTrackMail (Bob Rath)

Lifestyle

Handmade/crafty products: Etsy (Di Graski)
Fitness tracking: Fitbit (Jesse Rutledge)
Philanthropy/Microloans: Kiva (Di Graski)
Saving energy: Nest (Di Graski)
Discount iPhone service: Page Plus Cellular (Jesse Rutledge)
TV streaming: Roku (Jesse Rutledge)
Movie potty break: RunPee (Jorge Basto)
Sports: The Score (Di Graski)
Snarky cards for all occasions: Someecards (Jesse Rutledge)
Music: Spotify (Jesse Rutledge)
Post your secrets: Whisper (Di Graski)
Ideas/innovations: Wired (Jorge Basto)

Security

Encryption for cloud storage: Boxcrryptor (Bob Rath, Casey Kennedy)
Multi-algorithm file shredder: File Shredder (Alice Allred)
Two-step verification: Google 2-step (Bob Rath)
Public Wi-Fi hotspot security: Hotspot Shield (Alice Allred)
Password security: WISeID (Jorge Basto)
Institution sharing: VIVO (Bob Rath)

Search & Find

Search simplification: All My Faves (Jorge Basto)
Image provenance online: Google (Casey Kennedy)
URL shortener: Google (Bob Rath)
The Wayback Machine: Internet Archive (Bob Smith)
Finding lost property: Tile (Allice Allred, Jesse Rutledge)
Image provenance online: TinEye Jorge Basto
Music: Shazam (Bob Rath)
Traffic/navigation: Waze (Bob Smith)
Wikipedia browsing: WikiPanion (Jorge Basto)

Storage

Photo sharing/storage: Flickr (Jesse Rutledge)
File storage: MS SkyDrive (Bob Rath)
Capacity of the NSA’s Utah Facility: NSA Utah facility (Ken Bosier)

Time /Project Management

Arranging meeting times: Congregar, Doodle, Meeting Wizard, When is Good (Casey Kennedy)
Group scheduling: Doodle (Bob Rath)
Keyboard shortcuts for Windows: Hongkiat blog (Ken Bosier)
Funding: Kickstarter (Ken Bosier)
Getting things done: Lifehacker (Ken Bosier)
Don’t waste time on hold: Lucy (Casey Kennedy)
Tasking: Trello (Casey Kennedy)

Travel

Recommendations: Around Me (Jorge Basto)
Interactive 3D globe: Barefoot Atlas for iPad (Jesse Rutledge)
Bus Transit predictions: Busit! (Bob Smith)
Travel receipts: CamScanner (Casey Kennedy)
Car sales: CarFinder (Jorge Basto)
Exploration: Google Field Trip (Bob Rath)
Weather: MyRadar (Di Graski)
Plane tracking: PlaneFinder (Jorge Basto)
Crime info: SpotCrime Lite (Jorge Basto)
Travel itinerary: TripIt (Casey Kennedy)
Connecting drivers and riders: Uber (Jesse Rutledge)