This is a Special Edition of our weekly open source news roundup, as we look back at the top news stories in 2015!
If you haven't heard of 18F, it's time to get them on your radar. In this interview, we speak with Python developer and 18F engineering director Kaitlin Devine before her talk at All Things Open in Raleigh.
Mark Bohannon calls attention to a report highlighting the positive elements of government open source adoption.
A collection of some of the most influential people gathering and speaking at the Code for America Summit 2015 to follow on Twitter.
Aimee Maree Forsstrom is an early open source advocate, who has worked in IT since 2000 building new code management practices for government and enterprise. Forsstrom is a current board member of OSIA (Open Source Industry Australia). She will be speaking at LinuxCon North America, with her talk... Read more
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 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.
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.