Are we on the cusp of seeing dramatic changes in the way governments operate by publishing and consuming open data? Mark Headd, Developer Evangelism at Accela seems to think so.
Earlier this year, Croatian political party ORaH published a new policy that relies heavily on open source solutions, addresses the dangers off vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way.
The Open Election Data Initiative wants to give access to election data for a true picture of an election process, including how candidates are certified, how and which voters are registered, what happens on election day, whether results are accurate, and how complaints are resolved.
The Government of India (GOI) has adopted a comprehensive and supportive open source policy. It builds on their earlier efforts to adopt open standards for procurement.
The impact of technology on society and the economy continues to excite and challenge government. Paul Brownell tells policy-makers the best place for them to focus is on open source, where the future is happening.
The history of creativity and how the rise of it has propelled open data forward today.
Code for Raleigh brigade captain describes three ways that volunteer civic hackers can help their city, county, or state municipalities, move code forward for their communities to make a positive impact for their community.
I’ve lived in many cities during my military career. Each time I’ve moved, I’ve had to deal with a new city’s website, and what I’ve learned is that there are great differences across each city's site design and in how much government data is online and accessible.
The next and necessary evolution of open data and civic tech is the real measurement of how to improve civic engagement in total: applying technology to government processes in such a way that the processes improve, decisions are more well-informed, and government staff and officials can more... Read more
A DBA from Wake County, NC shares ways that you can get involved in the civic hacking movement, even if you don't write code.