Category: Blog

Category: Blog

Colorado Code for Communities Civic Hack-a-thon
July 27, 2012 Blog Ron Pringle

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
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A Local Business Database and App – Good Intentions, but There’s More Potential
March 6, 2012 Blog Ron Pringle

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
November 4, 2011 Blog,CityCamp Ron Pringle

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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CityCamp Colorado 2011 Recap
November 4, 2011 Blog,CityCamp Ron Pringle

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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How to Evangelize and Implement an Open Government Initiative
October 20, 2011 Blog Ron Pringle

Here’s a presentation that Leslie Labrecque, from the City of Boulder, and I gave to a recent National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) webinar. It may not make complete sense without the accompanying commentary. If you’re interested and in Colorado, give us a call and we can come out and present to you. How to
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CityCamp Colorado 2011 Update
October 3, 2011 Blog Ron Pringle

We are less than a month away from the 2nd CityCamp Colorado and we have a few exciting updates to share about the camp: 1. Stephanie O’Malley, Deputy Chief of Staff to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and Tom Downey, Director of Excise and Licensing for the City and County of Denver will be speaking at
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The Local Open Government Directive and Cook County, Illinois
September 22, 2011 Blog Ron Pringle

In December of 2010, I helped lead an effort to create model open government policies that any local government could adopt to institutionalize transparency, participation, and collaboration. On January 24th, 2011, this effort resulted in the publication of the Model Local Open Government Directive. The directive is designed to fill a need for open government
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Model Open Government Directive
February 13, 2011 Blog Ron Pringle

In December, Kevin Curry, Alissa Black, Scott Primeau, and I began working on a model open government directive while at Citycamp Colorado. After a flurry of work over the last month, we, with the help of a few dozen additional open government advocates, are able to bring you the model directive for local government. This
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Local Open Government Directive: Building Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration
January 25, 2011 Blog,CityCamp Ron Pringle

Just one year ago today, Kevin Curry started the CityCamp movement to bring together local government officials, government employees, private sector technology experts, journalists, and citizens to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live and to develop practices for making their city governments more transparent, participatory, collaborative, and accountable. In December
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Facebook Modifies Terms of Service for State and Local Government
January 7, 2011 Blog Ron Pringle

“Colorado took perhaps the most visible stance against Facebook. The state attorney general discouraged agencies from launching their own pages because the terms of service were believed to violate the state constitution. “A handful of states took similar positions, although not so visibly as Colorado,” said Charles Robb, senior policy analyst for NASCIO.” Read the
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