San Francisco Bay Area city enthusiasts and innovators can now register for BRIDGE SF, “a collaboration of public, private, non-profit, and academic institutions coming together to challenge assumptions, develop skills, share best practices, and build partnerships that drive innovation for a better tomorrow.”
Agile Government Leadership has launched a new online course focused on the government product owner.
Agile Government Leadership has created a AGL Academy to help public sector professionals (and their supporting vendors) learn more about agile development practices in the context of government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Agile Government Leadership tomorrow via Google Hangout on Air for a discussion on how Salt Lake City is implementing agile development.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of CityCamp, we’re encouraging cities across the world to celebrate CityCamp Day on January 10, 2015.
The 2014 Code for America Summit is set for September 23-24 and registration is now open.
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.
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 Alex Washburn will share his insights at CivicMeet Oakland on November 7, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., SoMar.
Registration is still open for the 2013 Code for America Summit set for October 15 to 17 in San Francisco.
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).
CivicMeet is a new monthly meetup that brings together public and private sector innovators working to create a more open, engaged civil society.
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.
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.
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.
The world’s biggest little city is about to get its code on.
It’s 9:15 on Friday night, and there are about 100 people milling around the GAAFTA headquarters.
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?
If there’s one lesson that’s inherent to CityCampSF, it’s that crowdsourcing will save the world.
CityCamp founder Kevin Curry on how CityCamp San Francisco fits in and stands out.
Tropo’s Mark Headd discusses the impact of hackathons on the open government movement and how developers can get involved.
CityCampSF 2011 will be held this Saturday, June 18, 2011, and feature municipal employees, journalists, developers and neighborhood leaders “working on solutions for better communities and government.”
Federal government open source and open government practitioners will convene for a one-day conference, OpenGovDC, June 14 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC.
Photo via Wikipedia New York open government advocates and civic techs will gather this weekend to build on its past and current efforts at OpenGov Camp. The event is this Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Register here. Organizer Noel Hidalgo of Reinvent Albany discusses the […]
Today is a big day for open government everywhere, especially San Francisco. I’m pleased to announce that eight major San Francisco mayoral candidates will participate in SFOpen 2011, a townhall forum focused specifically on open government, citizen engagement and leveraging technology to build better government. The event will be held June 16 at Automattic (home […]
The San Francisco’s City Attorney’s Office (where I work) has launched an anti-blight initiative that wraps consumer tech, city services and a local-global approach to volunteerism in a multi-channel social media package.