City of Boulder launches new website with Open Data

| Blog | August 9th, 2013

The City of Boulder has launched a new website at bouldercolorado.gov.  The site includes a new layout and design as well as several features aimed at making it easier for users to access government services and information. The last time the city launched a new site design was in 2006. View the City of Boulder [...]

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CityCamp Colorado 2012 Video Recaps

| Blog | March 7th, 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 | March 5th, 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 | March 2nd, 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 | November 14th, 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 | October 25th, 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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OpenColorado goes to the White House

| Blog | September 22nd, 2012

On September 25th, OpenColorado director and founder Michele Hovet will be honored for her innovative leadership in the City of Arvada as a White House Champion for Change. Joining her in D.C. are OpenColorado President and founder Brian Gryth and former President and founder Sean Hudson. Michele’s forward thinking leadership style and openness to different [...]

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Colorado Code for Communities Civic Hack-a-thon

| Blog | July 27th, 2012

Civic hackers, designers, non-profits, government organizations and data providers will be getting together tonight at Uncubed to kick-off the first Colorado Code for Communities Civic Hack-a-thon. The event is being presented by PlaceMatters with support from the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.  For 36 hours, event participants will hack on applications that will improve the lives of people living, working and playing [...]

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

| Blog | March 6th, 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 Ignite 2011

| Blog | November 4th, 2011

This year we had 8 speakers who covered a wide breadth of topics, and it was a great way to kick off CityCamp Colorado 2011. Thanks to all who participated. You can download the presentations and watch the videos below. The Myth and Reality of Innovation – Brian Gryth Title: Founder and Vice-President, OpenColorado Twitter: [...]

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