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 […]
Announcing the Open Data Policy Guidelines, Version 2.0 – Sunlight Foundation Blog things to note.
Notes from the field: BetaNYC #BikeHack | Code for America
Tonight, #BetaNYC was honored to have OpenShift as a sponsor and have two of their best evangelists show us how to make better civic apps. Now, we are ready to build scalable apps and hand them off to others. Thank you Red Hat’s Fotios Lindiakos and Ryan Jarvinen! PS – It was great to have Ryan, an OpenOakland member, […]
New G8 Open Data Charter – Sunlight Foundation Blog
THIS JUST IN! Our friends at the Coalition for Queens have organized a NYC Mayoral Forum on Tech Policy! RSVP HERE Join us at the NYC Mayoral Candidates Tech Policy forum at the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria) on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM to hear the candidates discuss topics […]
Five characteristics of an open source city: 1. Fostering a culture of citizen participation 2. Having an effective open government policy 3. Having an effective open data initiative 4. Promoting open source user groups and conferences 5. Being a hub for innovation and open source businesses Five characteristics of an open source city | opensource.com
New York City Comptroller John Liu is about to do something we need to see more often in government. This week, his office is open sourcing the code behind Checkbook NYC, the citywide financial transparency site—but the open-sourcing itself is not what I’m referring to. After all, lots of governments open source code these days. […]