Microsoft's Publicyte Launches with Party in Georgetown
Publicyte, a digital magazine, hosted a launch party at Georgetown's L2 Tuesday.
Publicyte is a "Microsoft digital magazine about the people, places, and technologies driving civic innovation in America" explains editor-in-chief, Dr. Mark Drapeau in an email. The online publication celebrated its launch officially Tuesday evening at Georgetown's L2 Lounge.
Publicyte "started as a concept when our new Office of Civic Innovation (of which I'm a member) needed a presence and voice online, went through a beta phase, and evolved into the final version you see today," said Drapeau.
The cocktail-heavy gathering was held to raise awareness about the site and to show off a few new inventions. The event featured servers with scannable Tags on their shirts and stations where guests could test out the new Microsoft Kinect system.
"I hope that Publicyte becomes a must-read site for public sector and civic sector professionals, for its articles and short notes about cutting-edge technology affecting verticals like government, politics, healthcare, education, and advocacy," said Drapeau.
To see the Kinect in action, check out the video of InfoStrat's Josh Wall showing potential uses for medical presentations and Georgetown Patch Editor, Shaun Courtney, showing off her lack of gaming skills.