Get 10% off Code for America Summit registration with GovFresh discount code

This year’s Code for America Summit is September 30 to October 2 in Oakland, California, and friends of GovFresh get a 10 percent discount.

RSVP: CivicMeet for Bay Area civic entrepreneurs

If you’re a Bay Area civic entrepreneur interested in connecting with your peers, we’re getting together for a CivicMeet in August. The format will be informal networking, happy hour style.

How you can get involved in the 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking

The 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking will be held on June 6. To date, more than 70 events around the world have been scheduled. The global hackathon, targeted to “urbanists, government staff, developers, designers, and activists,” is organized by Code for America and Second Muse.

New video roundtable series: ‘Transforming Government IT’

A new roundtable series focused on “Transforming Government IT” will bring together leaders in both the public and private sectors from Washington, D.C., to Silicon Valley, to discuss how the federal government can reinvent its approach to technology.

Register and learn how Salt Lake City is going agile

Join Agile Government Leadership tomorrow via Google Hangout on Air for a discussion on how Salt Lake City is implementing agile development.

Jan. 10: Celebrate your city on CityCamp Day

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of CityCamp, we’re encouraging cities across the world to celebrate CityCamp Day on January 10, 2015.

Join us at the 2014 Code for America Summit

The 2014 Code for America Summit is set for September 23-24 and registration is now open.

Reinventing government procurement

Reinventors is hosting a live, online government procurement roundtable with key nonprofit, business and media leaders on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. PT.

Save the date (May 31-June 1) and hack your city

The goal of the annual event is to “bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs together to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.”

NYC chief urban designer to speak at CivicMeet Oakland Nov. 7

NYC Chief Urban Designer Alex Washburn will share his insights at CivicMeet Oakland on November 7, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., SoMar.

Civic leaders, technologists set to convene for 2013 Code for America Summit

Registration is still open for the 2013 Code for America Summit set for October 15 to 17 in San Francisco.

Civic accelerator Tumml to host ‘Urban Innovation and the Role of Government’ talk

Urban ventures accelerator Tumml will host a panel discussion, Uncharted Territory: Urban Innovation and the Role of Government, on January 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hatchery in San Francisco (Register here).

New monthly civic innovators meetup launches in San Francisco

CivicMeet is a new monthly meetup that brings together public and private sector innovators working to create a more open, engaged civil society.

Wrapping up Code for Oakland 2012

Today, I had the opportunity to attend Code for Oakland 2012 and, as always with events like this, walked away inspired by the work of good friends and the enthusiasm of citizens and public servants wanting to do more for their communities. Big kudos to all involved engaging, organizing and sponsoring a great event in a great city.

Oakland gets its code on

Code for Oakland will be held July 21 at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, Ca. Steve Spiker, OpenOakland Brigade Captain and Director of Research & Technology for Urban Strategies Council, discusses Oakland’s open data progress and what attendees can expect from the event.

Motivating developers to attend and make meaningful contributions at civic hackathons

Mark Headd has an interesting thought on how to encourage better participation at civic hackathons, suggesting perhaps a registration fee would encourage more reliable participation.

Reno readies for world’s biggest little hackathon

The world’s biggest little city is about to get its code on.

SF developers, journalists, civic activists kick off second Summer of Smart hackathon

It’s 9:15 on Friday night, and there are about 100 people milling around the GAAFTA headquarters.

Social Congress and the 21st century legislator

How is it possible, in the 21st century, that I can Skype with friends in China, keep up with my friends across the country via Facebook and exchange messages with the CEO of a startup I admire on Twitter, but yet when I try to communicate with my members of Congress, it seems like everything I do is swallowed up by the black abyss?

SF developers, public servants pitch their civic tents at CityCampSF

If there’s one lesson that’s inherent to CityCampSF, it’s that crowdsourcing will save the world.

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