Government

Hack4Reno - Open government with a shared purpose
Hack4Reno is a 24-hour hackathon being held on October 15-16, 2011. But you don't need to hack on code to be part of this movement. The goal is to build things that make Reno better by demonstrating the value of open data and open government. This event allows developers, designers, and citizens to... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Oct 2011 by Don Morrison (elskwid) Feed
Fixing your community one click at a time
No matter where you live or how big your community is, you probably see a few things that could be improved. Maybe you don't know who to call or email. Perhaps you think someone else will report it (or already has). Those unknowns go away with a simple technology that eliminates anxiety and... Read more
6 comments Posted 10 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open Document Format logo
 In an important development last week, Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.2 was adopted as an OASIS standard after four years of hard work. And it was approved with a strong 'yes' vote and no negative votes.
5 comments Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Surfing the open data wave
During hurricane season, my attention turns to the Atlantic Ocean. I keep an eye on swell-producing storms and use a variety of forecasting tools to get to the right spot for the best surf. But I never really thought about the data behind the tools I use. There are many different stats brought... Read more
5 comments Posted 3 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Is your agency SMART?
We all know that government agencies are constantly under pressure to make their conversations with constituents measurable, and results-based to justify the investment. One stand-out action the city of New York is doing to keep this at the forefront of importance is driving an advisory board... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Sep 2011 by Lauren Modeen Feed
Open states: Transparency for state governments using open data
Where do you start to standardize legislative information for all 50 United States? Blazing an open data trail for one state government isn't easy, so shifting 50 must be nearly impossible. Or is it? The Open State Project is making progress towards the impossible—and closing in on the goal. When I... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
How to build an open data initiative for your city
Montréal Ouvert is a citizens’ initiative to obtain a formal open data policy for the city of Montréal, Canada. Launched by four Montrealers in August 2010 to mobilize public and political support for the adoption of an open data policy for the city of Montreal, it has had considerable success.... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Sep 2011 by Montréal Ouvert Feed
Open government dead - pass the beer nuts...
The date on the tombstone - September 15. Open gov that was shouted from the rooftops on Obama’s first day died last week with barely a whisper - far from the headlines. The Senate approps subcommittee slashed $11 million from the House allocation, already $15 million under FY2010 funding.... Read more
10 comments Posted 21 Sep 2011 by Steve O'Keeffe Feed
Open comments, peace corps for geeks, and jobs
We'd like to highlight a few blog posts from GovLoop about open government and technology. In a previous post, we talked about GovLoop and the diversity and experience their community offers. It's a social network for the government community, focused on connecting people and sharing information... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open government communities survey--be counted
If you’re involved in open government, I encourage you to participate in this first informal open government communities survey. The objective of the short survey is to create a view of the broad community of constituents that comprise the open government movement, with a special interest in... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Deb Bryant Feed

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