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Data Catalog Upgrade

| Blog, Data | Jul. 18, 2016

I am pleased to report that our upgrade of the OpenColorado data catalog to CKAN version 2.5.2 was completed successfully on 7/15/16. The upgrade brings several functional and performance improvements, such as: More built-in dataset previews; A more user-friendly look & feel; API access to datasets; The option to mark datasets as private or public; Improved [...]

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Partnering for Open Data

| Blog, Data | Oct. 12, 2015

Xentity Corporation recently reached out to OpenColorado to offer pro-bono technical, development support for data.opencolorado.org. Matt Kane and James Brown, with Xentity, were CityCamp Colorado participants and have been strong open data supporters. With data.opencolorado.org running on CKAN, OpenColorado was a good fit for Xentity to build its expertise with the open source data platform. [...]

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CityCamp Colorado 2012 Video Recaps

| Blog | Mar. 7, 2013

CityCamp Colorado 2012 was recently featured on Denver 8 TV. Overview: Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kniech excited the crowd to start the day: “We still have a digital divide. How do we reach the kinds of citizens who are very thoughtful, very dedicated, but not the kind of everyday user that might be using the [...]

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What Can Open Data do for You?

| Blog | Mar. 5, 2013

As an OpenColorado board member and promoter of open government, I have worked to educate people about the opportunities that can be created from sharing government data, known as open data. Government’s sharing data creates many opportunities for transparency, collaboration, community building, and economic development. There have been many papers, articles, blogs, and opinions that [...]

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OpenColorado is Hosting Data

| Blog | Mar. 2, 2013

OpenColorado is very pleased to announce that we have added the data hosting ability to our open data catalog, data.opencolorado.org. Hosting is one of the key pieces of our upgrade to CKAN v 1.8. We chose the CKAN platform for our data catalog because it provides a lot of flexibility and very low cost. In [...]

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CityCamp Colorado Wrap-up

| CityCamp | Nov. 14, 2012

The 3rd Annual CityCamp Colorado commenced on Friday, October 26, 2012. The attendees and presenters included city CIOs and IT staff, senior city leaders, Colorado state IT leaders, private enterprises and startups, nonprofits, elected officials, and citizens. Attendee stats: Over 130 attendees – 104 attended their first CityCamp 91 attendees from government organizations 45 attendees [...]

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CityCamp Colorado – Bringing Innovation to Life

| CityCamp | Oct. 25, 2012

Colorado’s largest gathering on civic and government innovation will take place this Friday, October 26th. Denver-based nonprofit, OpenColorado is organizing the event. OpenColorado’s mission is support a transformation that will lead to a simple, beautiful, and easy-to-use government. This event, the third annual CityCamp Colorado, will again bring together community leaders, government employees, technology experts, [...]

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A Local Business Database and App – Good Intentions, but There’s More Potential

| Blog | Mar. 6, 2012

Colorado Senator Morgan Carroll introduced legislation to create a business database.  The legislation would direct the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to create the database.   Local businesses would voluntarily be able to register, provide information, and a pay a fee each year.  The bill also requires OEDIT to create a mobile [...]

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CityCamp Colorado 2011 Recap

| Blog, CityCamp | Nov. 4, 2011

What: CityCamp Colorado 2011 was an unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. When: Friday, October 28, 2011 Where: Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 Hashtag: ccCO Organized by: OpenColorado — The 2nd annual CityCamp Colorado was held on October 28, 2011, with about sixty [...]

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CityCamp Colorado is Tomorrow, October 28, 2011

| CityCamp | Oct. 27, 2011

CityCamp Colorado is tomorrow!  Here are some final announcements for the camp: 1.  The events really get started tonight, with a happy hour / GovUp brought to you by DotGov and Govloop.  Please join us at the Hornet, 76 Broadway, Denver, at 7pm.  If you haven’t already, please RSVP at http://citycampcogovup.eventbrite.com/. 2.  The camp will [...]

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