The Open Data 500 will be the first comprehensive census of U.S.-based companies using government data to develop new products and services. The goal of the Open Data 500 is to understand how companies use open government data in their business, how it can be made more useful, and how it can help promote innovation. […]
E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths) – Forbes It would be great to have this as a public data set!
I wanted to understand why these problems happen, so last week I decided to train to become a poll worker. It was a wild ride. When the lever breaks | The New York World
At Code for America, the concept of safe-spaces is a necessity. We’re committed to building apps that are “by the people, and for the people” and we recognize that in order to do that, we need to make room for every single person. We must honor each others experiences and engage in a way that […]
Since 2008, we have seen several Chief Executives elected who have favorable opinions toward innovation in Government. What if that was not the case? What if you had a thriving Open Government / Civic Tech community and somehow a Chief Executive or Legislative body did not want to continue its investment? In 2011, Washington DC’s […]
Happy end of Summer… It has been six hot months since we changed our name. In that time, we’ve been ironing out an updated to our Purpose, Values, Goals, Mission, and Tools. For now, this is the language we are working with. If you would like to add your comments or tweaks, visit our GitHub […]
Hello BetaNYC’s Facebook Group Thanks to Chris Whong, we now have a Facebook group. It is a bit experimental, but should compliment our Meetup Discussion Group quite well.
Moving from potholes to policies requires more than technical fixes or killer apps. But as we build and use these technologies around principles like these, we are starting to see better results in solving seemingly intractable civic problems, and people are starting to believe that peer-produced governance is actually possible. Help us move farther along […]
Notes from the field: BetaNYC’s PLUTO Hacknights | Code for America Looking for NYC’s civic hackers PLUTO tools, check out this recap of our month to PLUTO.
We did a talk for a group of fellows and staff at Code for America, chatting afterwards about how we might be able to support each others’ projects a little more. Some of Code for America’s work in cities in the US overlaps with what we’re working on, and it was particularly interesting to think […]