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If you think streets are for driving, you’re not alone. But you are also not thinking outside the box. Open Streets initiatives are taking root across the continent, with communities everywhere looking to use their streets for walking, dancing, bicycling, partying, and dozens of other activities... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Dec 2012 by Rebecca Sanborn Stone Feed
Accelerating innovation for the city of San Francisco
(Mary Anne Masterson and Jay Nath co-authored this article.) The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation recently piloted an "unhackathon" which attracted over 80 designers, technologists and business pros, all collaborating quickly and intensively to create viable solutions for the City's taxi... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Christopher Ireland Feed
Golden Gate Bridge
If you're a civic hacker then you know nothing brings developers together like the shared experience of solving a hard problem. But for you, "solving problems" is probably almost synonymous with "writing code." What's not always clear is how people who aren't developers can work with Brigades to... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Jun 2012 by Philip Neustrom Feed
How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back
There’s been a great deal of discussion lately around the topic of government innovation, especially here in San Francisco, with the appointment of a new chief innovation officer, a new “civic accelerator,” a new venture with a consortium of Bay Area technology companies and a new technology and... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2012 by Luke Fretwell 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
Routesy is a public transit iPhone app built on DataSF open data that includes real-time schedule information for San Francisco Muni, BART, Caltrain and AC Transit. GovFreshTV talked with founder and developer Steven Peterson about his experiences creating the app and asked him to share his advice... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Mar 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed