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Webchat on the one-year anniversary of the open gov directive
December 8, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

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
November 30, 2010 Blog,CityCamp Ron Pringle

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
October 26, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

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
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New York City announces 2nd Annual Big Apps Competition and talks about engaging citizens
October 26, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

Conducting conversations with individual citizens was stressed several times during the meeting. Services like Twitter and Facebook are used by many city agencies. The problem is many agencies treat social media like traditional PR outlets, tweeting out press releases and posting them on their Facebook pages. The Mayor’s Office seemed to understand the new media
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GovLoop features OpenColorado as “Project of the Week”
October 6, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

If you work in government, you’ve likely either heard of GovLoop or you are a member yourself. Well they featured OpenColorado as the “Project of the Week.” Go check out the entire article and check out GovLoop if you havn’t visited before. http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/project-of-the-week-open

UK NESTA Launches “Make it Local” Open Data Initiative
October 2, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

It would be interesting to see Colorado Smart Communities do something like this. — Local authorities will have the chance to collaborate with digital media developers to provide their communities with innovative, web-based services, as part of a new project run by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The project, called
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Trend Watch – Big Changes at City Levels in New York
June 8, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

The New York City Council Committee on Technology will hold an important hearing on open data standards for all city agencies at 10:00am on June 21, 2010 at 250 Broadway, New York, NY (Across the from City Hall). This bill, Introduction 029-2010 (formerly Intro. 991-2009), is an effort to increase government transparency and facilitate easier
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CSC Labs Interview on CivSource
May 11, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

Jeffery Smith of CivSource wrote and published an article today on CSC Labs. It’s a great overview of our group and talks briefly of our initiatives. Second generation of Gov2.0 initiatives rise in the Rockies “The Gov2.0 ecosystem is growing. Efforts that began in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Toronto are beginning to take root
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Gov 2.0 Camp Update
March 24, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

The date and location of the first Rocky Mountains Gov 2.0 Camp has been confirmed. The camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the CU Wolf School of Law in Boulder, CO,http://www.colorado.edu/campusmap/map.pdf. Registration for the event is available athttp://rmgov20camp.eventbrite.com/. The event is open to anyone interested in improving
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Making Public Data Findable Data – WORKSHOP
March 16, 2010 Blog Ron Pringle

This came in through the GIS Colorado listserve, so most GIS folks might have seen this. From Brian Timoney: With the Open Data/Open Government movement gathering steam both here in the US and abroad, public organizations are revisiting how best to make their geospatial information available to the public in more user-friendly ways than FTP
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