Talking about FCC Open Developer Day with Gina Trapani

The first FCC developer day focused on open government innovation. For a day, the commission room that has hosted hearings on spectrum policy, licensing, mergers and net neutrality was full of geeks focused on making something useful from the FCC’s new APIs and open data stores.

One of those geeks is well-known to many developers: the founding editor of Lifehacker, Gina Trapani. I spoke with her in the FCC’s new TEC Lab about her work on the ThinkUp app, the prototype apps that came out of the hackathon, and the potential for geeks to create better outcomes for citizens – and maybe make a few dollars along the way — with open government data.

More analysis of geeks, government and the first FCC Open Developer Day at O’Reilly Radar.

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