Government

Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems. Change by Us, a new digital platform that enables citizens to collaborate on projects for city improvement themselves, is a promising model of a new kind of civic engagement. Launched in... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Nov 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Open government leaders support funding for key transparency initiatives
OMB Watch and the Sunlight Foundation today [November 16, 2011] released an open letter to the U.S. Senate supporting continued funding for the Electronic Government Fund's important transparency projects. The letter echoes the Obama administration's policy statement issued Nov. 10.
0 comments Posted 18 Nov 2011 by Gavin Baker Feed
Maximizing possibilities at CityCampMN
From amazing metaphors involving adorable puppies to reflections about how data can transform generalities into actions, I was fortunate to attend the first CityCamp held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 12, 2011. This un-conference is designed to be more of an open exchange of ideas than... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Nov 2011 by Dennis Still Feed
CityCamp Minnesota: Where web 2.0 meets all things local
Picture this: A six hour coffee break with over 100 social media and open source enthusiasts from government, community organizations, technology start-ups, and the community at-large. Ahead of you in line at the coffee pot are software developers, social media experts, open government advocates,... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Nov 2011 by Emily Kampa Feed
Creative Commons: You are the power of open
Creative Commons recently launched their 2011 Creative Commons annual campaign: You are the power of open. Creative Commons has a significant influence on open government efforts, at all levels of government, worldwide.
3 comments Posted 11 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Combating duplication with open government
The second CityCamp Colorado started off with two speakers from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to participate, learn, and... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The state of open data 2011
What is the state of the open data movement? During my opening keynote at the Open Government Data Camp (held this year in Warsaw, Poland) I sought to follow up on my talk from last year's conference. Here's my take of where we are today.
0 comments Posted 7 Nov 2011 by David Eaves Feed
The power shift effect of open government
The second CityCamp Colorado started off with Tom Downey and Stephanie O'Malley from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
How federal agencies can implement and benefit from transparency
The publication, Guide to Owning Transparency: How Federal Agencies Can Implement and Benefit from Transparency, was released earlier this month and is the result of an extended collaboration. The guide was sponsored by the US Office of Personnel Management (formerly the US Civil Service Commission... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Oct 2011 by Tom Moritz Feed
International open data hackathon 2011: Better tools, more data, bigger fun
Last year, with only a month of notice, a small group passionate people announced we'd like to do an international open data hackathon and invited the world to participate. We were thinking small but fun. Maybe 5 or 6 cities. We got it wrong.
0 comments Posted 24 Oct 2011 by David Eaves Feed

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