Posts by Katrina Manning

Striving for the Best: Talking Public Service with Rep. Edmund Villagomez

Techandburgers: Thank you so much, Rep. Edmund Villagomez, for taking the time to chat with us today as part of our series on Midterms: 2018. Tell us a bit more about yourself. What made you decide to pursue a career in public service? And, what are some of your greatest achievements during your time in office?  Rep. Edmund Villagomez:  I have a couple of achievements, all of which were made

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Midterms 2018: Congressman Ivan A. Blanco and Public Service from the Heart

In the U.S., members of the House of Representatives are elected for two-year terms. This is the perfect amount of time to ensure representatives serve the unique needs of their constituents. Naturally, 24 months can also pass by rather quickly. And, here we are–midterms 2018. In this series, we will learn more about the issues and successes facing the CNMI from the sphere of Congressman Ivan A. Blanco. We interviewed

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Beauty is More Than Skin Deep: An Interview with Jaiden Santos

Today, we are venturing into a different world: the beauty pageant universe. In this series of lifestyle posts, we are going to interview a beauty pageant contestant to learn more about their experience and lessons learned. For our first post, we are focusing on the 2018 Miss Marianas Beauty Pageant. This particular pageant is held annually for residents of the CNMI…learn more about these beautiful islands here. And, thankfully, Miss Jaiden

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IBIE 2016: An Interview with A&D Inspection

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) recently held its largest show to date at the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you work in the grain-based food industry, the is THE event to attend. Held in over 700,000 sq. ft of exhibit space, IBIE 2016 attracted over 1,000 exhibitors and 23,000 registered attendees. This is a 65 percent increase over the last decade. Michael J. Cornelis, Chair of IBIE, said: The

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Check Out These Oracle Tools for Mobile Citizen Developers

Citizen developers are usually company employees that utilize rapid development tools (RAD) to create customized applications. Often, they are provided with massive blocks of code they can use to simply piece other applications together. As a result, citizen developers don’t really need formal computer science degrees–just some experience and a desire to learn. Their ability to create simple and customized business applications gives the IT department more time to spend

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