Posts Tagged: citycamp

CityCamp NC 2015 is June 11-13

The CityCamp NC planning team is excited to announce that this year’s event will take place June 11-13 in Raleigh, NC. CityCamp NC is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of NC cities. CityCamp brings together… Read more »

Highlights from CityCamp Colorado: Opengov techies give back with apps and expertise

Originally posted on opensource.com. Smaller governments, typically those in rural towns, don’t have the IT capacity to foster serious innovation in citizen participation like governments in larger cities do. Two groups decided it was time to give back and have come together to share their technical knowledge and expertise: OpenColorado and Colorado Code for Communities… Read more »

GovLoop Community Manager Andy Krzmarzick joins CityCamp Raleigh on Friday, June 1

That’s right, you heard it here first. GovLoop’s very own Andy Krzmarzick will be dropping some open government knowledge in Raleigh, NC when he joins the Government Perspective panel at CityCamp Raleigh this week. Let’s see what else is in store… Here’s a peak at the agenda for Friday, June 1. Lunch will be provided… Read more »

CityCamp Raleigh Announces Second annual CityCamp to foster local government and citizen collaboration

Citizen-led “unconference” brings innovation and cooperation to the capital city June 1, 2, and 3, 2012. Raleigh, NC—CityCamp Raleigh announced the second annual, city-focused “unconference” that unites government, business, neighborhood, non-profit, and academic communities to create next-generation solutions for Raleigh. The event highlights the power of participation, promotes open source in local government and explores… Read more »

Code Across America

Originally posted on codeforamerica.org From February 24 through March 4, passionate citizens around the country will come together to “Code Across America” — to make their cities even better. In over a dozen cities, there will be hackathons to build civic apps, “brigades” to deploy existing apps, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and… Read more »

Five organizing tips for a successful open government unconference

Original appearance on opensource.com. Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way–until I found CityCamp. I haven’t submitted a single line of code,… Read more »

CityCamp Honolulu recap: Restoring trust in government

Originally posted at opensource.com. The theme that emerged from the first CityCamp Honolulu, held on December 3 (the 17th CityCamp held worldwide), was restoring citizen confidence in their government. In a very collaborative and participatory atmosphere, organizers looked to citizens to generate ideas for the City of Honolulu’s upcoming Code for America project and to… Read more »

Combating duplication with open government

Originally posted on opensource.com. The second CityCamp Colorado started off with two speakers from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to participate, learn, and advance the open government… Read more »

Maximizing Possibilities – CityCamp Experience

From amazing metaphors involving adorable puppies to reflections about how data can transform generalities into actions, I was fortunate to attend the first CityCamp held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 11/12/2011. This un-conference is designed to be more of an open exchange of ideas than the traditional professional conference that most of us are use to… Read more »

The power shift effect of open government

The second CityCamp Colorado started off with Tom Downey and Stephanie O’Malley from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to participate, learn, and advance the open government movement…. Read more »