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I was a volunteer fire-fighter while I was doing my undergrad studies. My eight years old son thinks I'm Cu-Cu (a nice way to say crazy), but he loves my made-up stories. I have run two half marathons and three full ones (Denver-2008, Colfax-2010, and Rome-2014). 

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*food: arepa.
*music: almost any (but if you can dance it even better!).
*drink: Rum (Venezuelan).
*game: Story Cubes.

Sometimes I write just for the fun of telling stories. If you can read Spanish and have some time to kill (actually it's the other way around) you can read the [[Chapulin Colombiano|http://elchapulincolombiano.blogspot.com/]].

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I intend with this website to share my research interests and current projects. I defended my dissertation in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University ([[PSU|www.psu.edu]]). Before of that, I graduated as an Electronic Engineer in the Sim<html>&#243</html>n Bol<html>&#237</html>var University ([[USB|http://www.usb.ve/]]) at Caracas, Venezuela, my home country.

Right now, I am a Assistant Professor at the [[Department of Computer Information Systems|http://www.mscd.edu/cis/]] in the  [[Metropolitan State University of Denver]].

If you think that education, economic plans, and technology should come together, maybe we share similar research interests. Also if you are concerned in the role of IT in emergency situations, look around and let me know if I can help.

!!News:

''Just Keep Tweeting: Emergency Responder's Social Media Use Before and After an Emergency. The 23rd European Regional Conference on Information Systems. Münster, Germany (May 2015). Coauthors: [[Dr. Annemijn van Gorp|http://www.annemijnvangorp.org/]], The Hague University of Applied Sciences & [[Dr. Nicolai Pogrebnyakov|http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-international-economics-and-management/staff/nipint]], The Copenhagen Business School. ''

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''I was featured in a story from [[MSU Newsroom|https://www.msudenver.edu/newsroom/news/2015/april/09-edgar-maldonado.shtml]] (April 2015)''







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This Spring (2012), I'm teaching [[CIS 2010|http://www.mscd.edu/cis2010/webpages/course.html]] at the [[School of Business|http://www.mscd.edu/business/]] in [[Metro State|http://www.mscd.edu/]].
This Fall (2012), I'm teaching [[CIS 2010|http://www.mscd.edu/cis2010/webpages/course.html]] and CIS 3270 at the [[School of Business|http://www.msudenver.edu/business/]] in [[Metro State|http://www.msudenver.edu/]].
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*Tapia, A., Ngamassi L.M, ''Maldonado, E.'' , Maitland C.L. (2013) ‘Crossing Borders, Organizations, Levels and Technologies: IS Collaboration in Humanitarian Relief’. Information Technology for International Development. Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2013, 1-17.
*Saab, D., Tapia, A. H., Maitland, C. F., ''Maldonado, E.'', & Ngamassi, L. (2013) ‘Inter-organizational Coordination in the Wild: Trust-Building and Collaboration among Field Level ICT Workers in Humanitarian Relief Organizations ’. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Volume 24, Number 1, Pages 194-213.
*Tapia, A. H., ''Maldonado, E.'', Louis-Marie Ngamassi Tchouakeu, Carleen F. Maitland (2012) ‘Coordinating humanitarian information: The problem of organizational and technical trajectories’. Information Technology & People, 25(3), pp. 240-258.
*Saab, D., Tapia, A. H., Maitland, C. F., ''Maldonado, E.'', & Ngamassi, L. (2012) ‘Inter-organizational Coordination in the Wild: Trust-Building and Collaboration among Field Level ICT Workers in Humanitarian Relief Organizations ’. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit, DOI: 10.1007/s11266-012-9285-x.
*Ngamassi, L., Zhao, K., ''Maldonado, E.'', Maitland, C., & Tapia, A. (2011) ‘Humanitarian Information Exchange Network: Why Do International Humanitarian Organizations Collaborate? ’. International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS), 3(4), pp. 362-384.
*Tchouakeu, L.-M.N., ''Maldonado, E.'', Zhao, K., Robinson, H., Maitland, C., Tapia, A. (2011) “Exploring Barriers To Coordination Between Humanitarian NGOs: A Comparative Case Study Of Two NGO’s Information Technology Coordination Bodies” International Journal of Information Systems and Social Changes (IJISSC), Special Issue on IS/IT in Nonprofits.
*''Maldonado, Edgar'' (2010) "The Process of Introducing FLOSS in the Public Administration:The Case of Venezuela," Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 11, pp 756-783.
*''Maldonado, E.'', Maitland, C., Tapia A. (2010). "Collaborative Systems Development in Disaster Relief: The Impact of Multi-Level Governance". Information Systems Frontiers. Special issue: " Advances in Inter-organizational Disaster Management", 12(1), 9-27.
*Tapia, A., ''Maldonado, E.''. (2009). "An ICT Skills Cascade: Government-Mandate Open Source Policy As a Potential Driver for ICT Skills Transfer". Information Technology and International Development. Special Issue: "ICTs and Employability", 5(2), 31-51.
*''Maldonado, E.'', Tapia, A. (2008). "Analyzing Public Open Source Policy: The Case Study of Venezuela". In Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century, Barrett, M., Davidson, E., Middleton, C. and DeGross, J. (Eds), Boston: Springer, pp 249-257.
*''Maldonado, E.'', Pogrebnyakov, N. and Van Gorp, A. (2006). “ICT policies as a means to inhibit social exclusion: The South African case.” In Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems, Howcroft, D., Trauth, E. and DeGross, J. I. (Eds.). IFIP Working Group 8.2 International working conference, July 13—15, 2006, Limerick, Ireland.
*''Maldonado, E.'', & Zupko, J. A. (2005 ). Review of "Techniques for 21st Century Fiction by A. S. Glassner", A. K. Peters, Ltd., Natick, MA 511 pages. ISBN 1-56881-221-3. Comput. Entertain. , 3 (1 ), 8-8.
*''Maldonado, E.'', Ortiz J. A., Tarnacha A. (2005). Municipal Wi-Fi Networks. American Sociological Association. Science, Knowledge, and Technology Newsletter. Summer 2005, p. 5.

!!CONFERENCES

*Bajpai, K., Maldonado, E.,  Ngamassi Tchouakeu, L. Tapia, A. &Maitland C. , NGO Collaborations: Sharing and Pooling projects. Paper accepted in the IConf erence 2011, meeting to be held at Seattle, February 3-6, 2011.
*Ngamassi, L., Zhao, K., Maldonado, E., Maitland, C., & Tapia, A. (2010). Exploring Motives for Collaboration within a Humanitarian Inter-organizational Network. Proceedings of the fifth Annual iConference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 3-6, 2010.
*Tapia, Andrea H., Maldonado, Edgar (2009). National-Level, Government Open Source Policy: the Comparative Case Studies of Venezuela and Chinese Taipei. The Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference (Meeting hold in Honolulu, Hawaii 17-20 January 2010). NEW
*A.F. van Gorp, L.M. Ngamassi Tchouakeu, C.F. Maitland, D.J. Saab, Andrea H. Tapia, E. Maldonado, R. Orendovici and K. Zhao (2008). VSAT Deployment for Post-Disaster Relief and Development: Opportunities and Constraints for Inter-Organizational Coordination among International NGOs. The 17th Biennial International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Conference. (Montreal, Canada, June 24-27).
*Saab, D., Maldonado, E., Orendovici, R., Ngamasi, L., van Gorp, A.Zhao K., Maitland C., and Tapia, A. “Building Global Bridges: Coordination Bodies for Improved Information Sharing among Humanitarian Relief Agencies”. International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM, meeting hold in Washington, DC May 2008).
*Maldonado, E. and Tapia A. "Government-mandated Open Source Development: the case Study of Venezuela". Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (meeting hold in Arlington, VA, September 2007).
*Maldonado, E., & Tapia, A. (2007). Government Sponsored Open Source Initiatives as a Path to Economic Development. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August 2007.
*Maldonado, E. and Tapia, A. “National Information Technology Policy in a Globalized World: Building an IT Workforce for Venezuela,” Submitted to the Applied Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group, Management of Information Systems and Computer Professional Research (ACM SIG MIS/CPR) meetings held in ST. Louis, MO, April 2007.
*Tapia, A., Seif El-Nasr, M., Yucel, I., Zupko, J., and Maldonado, E., “Building Virtual Spaces: Games as Gatekeepers for the IT Workforce,” Submitted to the International Federation of Information Professionals (IFIP) Working Group 8.2/9.5 meetings held in Portland, Oregon. July 2007.
*Maldonado E., “ Comparative IT Education: A National Economic Development Approach.” In Doctoral Consortium, The Special Interest Group of the Association for Computing Machinery on Management Information Systems (SIGMIS-CPR). 13-15 April 2006. Claremont, CA.
*Ortiz, Julio Angel, Tapia, Andrea H., & Maldonado, Edgar (2006). “Recruiting Diverse, High-Skilled IT Employees through Existing Virtual Social Networks.” The Special Interest Group of the Association for Computing Machinery on Management Information Systems (SIGMIS-CPR). 13-15 April 2006. Claremont, CA.
*Tapia, A., Maldonado, E., and Ortiz, J., “Making Good on Municipal Promises: Can Municipal Wireless Broadband Networks Reduce Information Inequality?” Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C. May 2006.



!!PRESENTATIONS

*9/2014 Maldonado Edgar:  “Analysis of Open Source Strategies in the Public and Private Sector”, “Information Systems for Emergency Relief”. First Andean Congress in Computing, Informatics and Education CACIED (Nov 5-8 2013) in San Juan de Pasto Colombia.
*3/2007. Maldonado, Edgar, "Software Nationalization: Open Source as an Approach to Development", Science and Technology in Society: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Washington, DC.
*2/2006. Maldonado, Edgar, “Building the IT career: a country, a path”, first IST Graduate Symposium, University Park, PA.
*9/2005. Ortiz, Julio Angel, Maldonado, Edgar & Tapia, Andrea H., “Municipal Broadband Networks: The Battle for Control”, The i-Conference: Bridging Disciplines to Confront Grand Challenges, University Park, PA.

!!WORKSHOPS

*10/2005. Global Strategic Institute. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.

I teach at the [[Dual Language Program|http://cps.regis.edu/campus-thornton.php]] at [[Regis University|http://www.regis.edu/]]. This Spring (2012) I'm teaching [[CS 208|http://dl.dropbox.com/u/774283/Spring2012.html]].
I began with the following research questions: What is the relationship between national educational policy concerning IT education and the growth of an information technology supported economy within the same country? Concerning this relationship, what effects do these policies have on the elements that support the education system: the development of IT educational standards, the amount of funding channelled to IT educational institutions, the development of curricula for institutions that teach IT professionals, the establishment of new institutional forms of IT education, and the career path of the national IT professional?

For my dissertation, I studied how Open Source Software has been introduced in The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. A country with a specific legislation that makes OSS standard for all governmental offices (the actual decree was passed in 2004).

My research hopes to find how the use of open source as a governmental mandate in public offices stimulates the creation of human resources, new technologies, and ultimately the development of a country. Additionally, I look for novel ways to teach Information Technology so is used as an empowerment tool.
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