Tonight we’ll have special guest Nick Grossman, of OpenPlans.org, to discuss the upcoming Transportation Camps – in NYC on March 5-6 and in SF on March 19-20. There is a ton of buzz about these events and some very interesting topics being thrown out for discussion.
OpenPlans is doing some really exciting things with open data and open source software delivering real results for citizens. Most recently they opened up bus line information in Brooklyn at a fraction of the original estimates.
But even more importantly they seem to really understand the importance of integrating open data and open source initiatives with journalism, public outreach and marketing. Just take a peak at their initiatives and you’ll be blown away.
We’ll try to cover as much as we can tomorrow, but would love to focus on:
- What type of data governments should be prioritizing for release, what are gov’s missing?
- Will we see developer, civic hacker burnout soon?
- Are we just beginning, at a plateau or dying in terms of #gov20?
- … and a preview of the Transporation Camps in NYC and SF
This should be an extremely good chat tomorrow so please join us at 9 EST. Don’t know what #localgovchat is but want in on the action? Read this: http://localgovchat.com/2010/03/03/so-what-is-this-localgovchat-thingy/
For more on Transportation Camp, visit http://transportationcamp.org/