Government

Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making.

How do we recycle hackathon code?

How do we reuse hackathon code?
With the sheer number of civic hackathons starting to reach a critical mass, some are asking whether the energy and drive embodied by these events...Read more

The merits of failing faster

Fail faster
Promoting a culture that supports failure is a foreign concept to most people, but not for the panelists speaking about open government and business...Read more

GovHack, GovCamp, GovJam aim to advance Gov 2.0 in Australia

GovHack, GovCamp, GovJam aim to advance Gov 2.0 in Australia
Not one, but three upcoming events will bring more open government to Australia over the course of a week. GovHack , GovCamp , and GovJam will...Read more

CityCamp Raleigh sets up for year two this weekend, $5000 prize

CityCamp Raleigh
Last year, CityCamp Raleigh raised the bar on the city’s adoption of open sourced solutions and helped bring citizens to the problem solving table...Read more

A look inside Code for America

A look inside Code for America
Last week while I was in San Francisco for the Open Source Business Conference I stopped by to visit Code for America. I arranged some office time a...Read more

Innovation and collaboration stifled in red tape

Innovation and collaboration stifled in red tape
It is hard to think of any environment as conducive to innovation as the Internet. With a good idea and the motivation to follow it through, anything...Read more

What innovations can change America’s voting rates?

What innovations can change America’s voting rates?
People often ask me about various innovative efforts to change America’s voting rates, habits, or options. There is a ton of interesting...Read more

Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?

Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?
Last January, the City of Raleigh partnered with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University, and local businesses to host the...Read more