Open data

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

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

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

Better weather forecasting through open data

open data weather forecast
I began paragliding a few years ago. It’s maybe the most weather-dependent sport in the world. We often fly in mountainous areas, very close to the...Read more

IRS turns over a new leaf, opens up data

IRS opens data in government
The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is to repair the agency’s tarnished...Read more