open data

Tracking NYC rats with open data, keeping the Internet of Things open, and more

open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 20-24, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we'll show you the power of...Read more

What GitHub is doing for women developers, Tim O'Reilly speaks on open data, and more

open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 13-17, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, you'll learn about some new...Read more

Open data should be for justice

open data in government
These are my reflections on CityCamp Minnesota 2013, which occurred at St. Thomas in Minneapolis on November 9, 2013. What was it, and what worked...Read more

The next level of open health data tracking is good for you

open health tracking
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are collecting enormous amounts of information all day, every day. They use powerful supercomputers to...Read more

What the future holds for an open source city

open source city
The future for Raleigh, NC as an open global city is very promising. There is a strong, participatory culture that is both leading and adding value...Read more

NC Datapalooza 2013: Why publicly available data is innovative

open government data
If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church revival or two (or twenty). Revival is an event...Read more

The rise of the citizen CIO

Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation...Read more

Are citizen CIOs a partner or a threat to local government?

What is a citizen CIO?
Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation from community interest groups and citizens on the rise , we’re beginning to see the start of a new movement within open government: telling our government which technologies to deploy. Citizens are identifying—and some are creating themselves—the next wave of applications and resources for their municipalities, such as a crowdsourced answering platform for city services, an open data catalog, and a civic infrastructure adoption website for fire hydrants and storm drains. With this, the role of the citizen CIO is beginning to emerge.Read more