Posts Tagged: Colorado

Cloud Empowers Colorado to Better Serve Citizens

Colorado's Chief Technology Officer David McCurdy isn’t alone in his quest to make the state a leader in delivering cloud services. But McCurdy doesn’t want that designation just for the sake of it.

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 »

Colorado Counties: Success and Challenges to New Media Use

In April I wrote briefly about Commissioner Audrey Danner from Moffat County, Colorado and her efforts in using social media to connect with her constituents. I had a chance to sit down with Commissioner Danner earlier this month at the Colorado Counties, Inc. summer conference and talk a bit more about Moffat County using Facebook... Read more »

Rural Governments and Social Media: The Moffat County, Colorado Experience

Rural local governments across the country have historically had something of a tougher time than their more populated counterparts when it comes to connecting with their citizens. Greater distances, lower incomes, slower Internet access and hesitancy about adaption of certain communications technologies have proven to be the main challenges. This phenomenon is especially prevalent in... Read more »

CityCamp Colorado Recap

The 2nd annual CityCamp Colorado was held on October 28, 2011, with about sixty participants from eighteen cities and counties around Colorado, several private IT sector leaders, members of academia, and the engaged public. (Cross posted from the Open Colorado website, http://opencolorado.org/blog/citycamp-colorado-recap-2/) Here's a rundown of how the day went: Opening remarks from Tom Downey,... Read more »

Site Review - Transparent Jefferson County, Colorado

Cross-posted from The Design State. Well, it has certainly been awhile. I've been working hard at my day job, working toward my Master's degree, working on my house, playing with my kid, working on a website for a local newspaper, writing about local government reform issues on another blog I run, and pretty much doing... Read more »

Englewood, CO hosts a regional training conference, Oct. 26 - 29

The City of Englewood is excited to host a 4-day learning and networking event for public sector employees in the Denver metro region. Check out this line-up: Keynote speakers include: Debra Fine, author of "The Fine Art of Small Talk" and "The Fine Art of the Big Talk" Craig Zablocki, motivational speaker, author and humorist... Read more »