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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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How to Evangelize and Implement an Open Government Initiative

| Blog | Oct. 20, 2011

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

| Blog | Oct. 3, 2011

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 the camp. 2.  We’ll [...]

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The Local Open Government Directive and Cook County, Illinois

| Blog | Sep. 22, 2011

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

| Blog | Feb. 13, 2011

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

| Blog, CityCamp | Jan. 25, 2011

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

| Blog | Jan. 7, 2011

“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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Webchat on the one-year anniversary of the open gov directive

| Blog | Dec. 8, 2010

On December 8, 2009, the White House issued an unprecedented Open Government Directive requiring federal agencies to take steps to achieve key milestones in transparency, participation, and collaboration. On the one-year anniversary of the Directive, were answering your questions on the Administrations progress and the ideas and practices that are being implemented at the White [...]

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How an Army of Techies Is Taking on City Hall

| Blog, CityCamp | Nov. 30, 2010

That’s the title of an article in this month’s Fast Company magazine. The timely article gives a brief overview of the Gov2.0 movement and talks with several CityCamp Colorado sponsors and attendees like – Code for America, SeeClickFix, and the Sunlight Foundation. If you haven’t seen the article yet, pick up a copy of Fast [...]

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A good overview of the possibilities with the Gov2.0 movement – The Goldmine Of Opportunities In Gov 2.0

| Blog | Oct. 26, 2010

Techcrunch recently wrote a good article describing the potential of the Gov2.0 movement. There’s great benefit to citizens and a great deal of money to be made by innovative entrepreneurs. Here’s an excerpt… “The opportunities aren’t just in mining financial data. Sonpreet Bhatia launched My City Way—a mobile applications platform, available in 30 cities around the [...]

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