Open Gov

Notes from the field: BetaNYC’s PLUTO Hacknights

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Cities, Civic Hacking, Open Data, Open Gov

For the past month, New York’s civic hackers visited PLUTO. We are not talking about the “formerly” ninth planet, we are talking one of the most important datasets any city could provide as open data — tax lot and zoning …

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Epic win for NYC’s Open Data Community! PLUTO is free!

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Civic Hacking, Collaboration, Gov2.0, News, Open Data, Open Gov

Since the signing of New York City’s Open Data Law on March 7, 2012, open data and geo-spacial nurds have been wondering when the City’s extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level would be liberated. Today, New York City Department …

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Peer Network Spotlight: Nicole Neditch

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Oakland, Open Gov

Nicole Neditch (@nneditch) is the Online Engagement Manager for the City of Oakland. Nicole has been a key player in making Oakland a leading city in the civic hacking movement. She’s driving collaboration with community groups like OpenOakland that bring …

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Civic Insight Wins Knight News Challenge

Posted on by Eddie A Tejeda in Civic Startups, Gov2.0, News, Open Gov

  Today we’re proud to officially announce that Civic Insight has been selected as a winner of the Knight Foundation’s 2013 News Challenge on Open Gov. We’re humbled that our work has been recognized alongside seven extremely impressive projects, out of …

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What does the next NYC Mayor of think of tech?

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Citizenship, Event, Get Involved, Gov2.0, Open Data, Open Gov

#betaNYC,  Code for America’s Brigade in New York City, the Coalition for Queens, Museum of the Moving Image, Partnership for New York, Startup Box: South Bronx, BLIP: Brooklyn Law Incubator Project, NY Tech Meetup, and Queens County Young Democrats have …

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RFP-EZ: A Case for Better Procurement

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in Accelerator, Open Gov, Procurement

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recently issued a post on how online procurement platform RFP-EZ is already saving taxpayers money.  With five pilot contracts used as a proxy for success, RFP-EZ’s online bids averaged 30 percent …

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Open Data Policy Evolution: San Francisco

Posted on by Rebecca Williams in Guest Post, News, Open Data, Open Gov

This is reposted from the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Since the release of Sunlight’s Open Data Policy Guidelines last June, Chicago, Madison, Montgomery County, and Utah have all enacted open data laws, and the states of Hawaii and Ohio are both in …

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The Montgomery County Open Data Act of 2012

Posted on by Hans Riemer in Guest Post, News, Open Gov

On December 4 the Montgomery County Council voted on the Montgomery County Open Data Act of 2012; which I authored, serving as the Council’s Lead for Digital Government. The bill received a unanimous committee recommendation and is co-sponsored by almost …

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Jeff Friedman: Moving Philly Forward

Posted on by Hannah Young in 2012 Intern, Commentary, Open Gov, Philadelphia

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Jeff Friedman took the position as the manager of the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and Participation for the City of Philadelphia when Mayor Nutter took office in April 2010. And he came in with some strong marching orders. “The …

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Find the Geeks in Government

Posted on by Juan Velez in Commentary, Gov2.0, Guest Post, Open Gov

Last year, Open City – the civic apps collective I’m a part of – released CPS Tiers, a website that makes it easier for parents to navigate Chicago’s selective schools admissions process. Like many of our apps, this one was …

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