Gov 2 Summit – Geo Rapid Fire

Andrew Turner – Fortius One Geograph is a common pivot point Geotag a lot of data is necessary GIS is moving from map-centric to engaging with stakeholders and ctiziens Serve citizen needs Examples such as TwitterVoteReport Elction monitoring in Afghanistan Open data, open formats Bob Greenberg – Virtual USA – DHS S&T with a numberRead… Read more »

Seeking New Young Government Leaders (YGL) Executive Board Members

What better way to develop your leadership skills than to serve on the Executive Board of Young Government Leaders. If you haven’t applied, it’s not too late! See the attached position descriptions (YGL Executive Staff Duties Responsibilities.pdf) and application (YGL Executive Board Application – 2009.doc). The primary positions where we’re still seeking applications are: PresidentRead… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Rapid Fire

Everyblock – Pick your local area and feed of everything you know about that area. Records, public records. Been doing it for two years. Get data in two ways – screen scrapping from gov websites and going to city hall. -Making sites scraper-friendly is an easy win -Diffs not dumps -PDFs are not machine-readable -DescribeRead… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – FixMyStreet

mySociety group from UK…..does sites like FixMyStreet and WhatDoTheyKnow Report problems in your street. Fix rate is about 50% WhatDoTheyKnow – archives of FOIA requests and answers TheyWorkForYou – politicians, what they said, and what they do Lessons to look for – 1 – Combine services that normal people want with transparency even if theyRead… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson of Sunlight Labs: 47 Open Source Projects….10k, 5k, 2,500 prizes. Local spending – Uses HTML 5 to pick budget for area. Does it for local recovery as well. FBI Fugitive Concentration – Memory card game – probability of how likely your flight will be delayed timeline – plot of the timelineRead… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Clay Shirky

Telling story about LA Times, Apps for Democracy, and Fines…. LA Times had no space to adapt. Apps for Democracy. Understood motive of hackers. Encourage and support motives. Didn’t take credit until after apps were done. Contract to users has to be complete but not too complete. Users are motivated to do things you willRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Summit – Aneesh Chopra

Live blog…. Tim O’Reilly talking to Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra on stage… Chopra says he has three levels to have impact: Influence on standards Influence on R&D spend Influence on procurment – $76 Billion in federal IT How do you get out of the DC bubble? Government that works. Operates in the light of day.Read… Read more »

Who Runs Gov 2.0?

GovLoop is partnering with Washington Post’s WhoRunsGov through then end of Septemberfor a special event: “Who Runs Gov 2.0” Here’s the pitch straight from WhoRunsGov: Political techies are making government more transparent, but they are working largely behind-the-scenes. wants to change that. From now through the end of September, we need you to helpRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Luke Fretwell

If you’ve seen a series of posts called “Gov 2.0 Heroes” here on GovLoop, then you probably know about Luke Fretwell’s launch of GovFresh just a few months ago. GovFresh is a great website with a comprehensive list of feeds from scores of government agencies. In addition, Luke is providing thought leadership and innovative newRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Tweets – 5 Best Gov Tweets from September 4th…

Just in cased you missed them: opengovnews : #gov20 The Great Gov 2.0 Cultural Divide: Source: GovFresh – Government 2.0 govloop: “What Does Gov 2.0 Mean to Me?” and Other Cool Video Projects RT @carlmalamud #gov20 is too often a dialogue of .com execs w/ gov officials with big offices. Opportunity to openRead… Read more »