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Amid the last two decades' astounding advances in consumer and enterprise technologies, governments at the city and county level—ones that are responsible for delivering public services every day—have largely been standing on the sidelines. Civic Commons is a new non-profit initiative that’s... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Aug 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
I've found myself hanging out more and more on GovLoop lately. It's a social network for the government community focused on connecting people and sharing information. It boasts more than 45,000 members, and I'm happy to be a part of the community. I first learned about GovLoop at a CityCamp event... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
I've found myself hanging out more and more on GovLoop lately. It's a social network for the government community focused on connecting people and sharing information. It boasts more than 45,000 members, and I'm happy to be a part of the community. I first learned about GovLoop at a CityCamp event... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Can you revitalize a city and attract businesses using open source principles? David Diaz, president and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance thinks so. In fact, I got a chance to sit down with David to discuss how economic development organizations are interacting with their local and state... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Firmstep has launched a new service called AchieveCity, a Web-based government platform powered by the Drupal distribution OpenPublic (developed by Phase2 Technology) and hosted in the Amazon EC2 environment. Firmstep says five municipalities will go live in August, and those signing up now will... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Aug 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
I participated in the first-ever Twitter @townhall meeting hosted by the White House on July 7. Of course, I wanted to see if my questions would make it to the big screen, but I was more interested in the participation and transparency of the event.
5 comments Posted 7 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
How do you get techies, govies, and citizens to identify, collaborate, and start creating solutions for your local government? Host a CityCamp. It's easier than you think. The first CityCamp Raleigh started as a conversation about citizen engagement, but we realized that we could do more than just... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
You may have seen the news about Vivek Kundra, the United States' first Chief Information Officer (CIO), announcing he will leave the post for a fellowship at Harvard University. But will he leave behind an open source legacy? Here's an open thread for you to chime in on:
1 comment Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
San Francisco will hold its second CityCamp, CityCampSF 2011, this Saturday, June 18, and include municipal employees, journalists, developers and neighborhood leaders “working on solutions for better communities and government.” The event is hosted by SF Department of Technology. We asked... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Organizing an unconference is easy if you've got passionate people with the right talent, leaders with a strong vision, and the right organizational tools chosen by the team. Typically, it's a group of volunteers who come together and self-organize into a community of passion. This was also the... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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