Posts Tagged: local government

Rockin’ it at the London LocalGovCamp

We had a fantastic London LocalGovCamp yesterday. LocalGovCamp is really a series of events across the country – local government unconferences focusing on the use of social media and collaboration in local government (and it’s not all techy – lots of it is about rethinking the way local government works and radical efficiency). For theRead… Read more »

Thanks For Amazing First #localgovchat! Transcript Posted.

All I can say is wow. Despite about 45 nervous seconds of initial silence as Seesmic reloaded, the first inaugural #localgovchat went extremely well with more than 60 contributors and 295 tweets in an hour. We had localgovvies from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia City of London (Canada), Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Australia, California, Toronto and more.Read… Read more »

So what is this #localgovchat thingy anyway?

So what exactly is #localgovchat and what do we hope to accomplish? As you can see from our first post, we want to start what we hope to be an ongoing, open dialogue between local government communicators – public relations, community outreach, webmasters, graphic designers – in hopes of sharing ideas, our successes and ourRead… Read more »

Day 1 Recap and Off to Day 2 at CityCamp

Great day at CityCamp…over 100 campers of all types talking interesting topics from data to journalism to visualization to cultural changes in government. After a thrilling day, a great dinner was held…personally I met fascinating people from Seattle to DC…from non-profits, for-profits, gov’t agencies…large and small…. See this great video… I’m excited for day 2Read… Read more »

Interesting Mix of People at CityCamp

So today is the start of CityCamp…. There has been a really cool introductions going on via the citycamp listserv and it looks like a fascinating bunch of people. A couple quick thoughts: CityCamp seems to bring slightly different people than the Gov 2.0 Camps and conferences I’ve been to. For example: -More journalist-related, hyperlocalRead… Read more »

Announcing CityCamp Challenge Winners! Over 3,000 Votes!

GovLoop and Code for America are pleased to announce the winner of the CityCamp Challenge! And the Top 4 vote-getters are: * City Sourced (1,146 votes) – Muni Rep – Being finalized * SeeClickFix (1,061 votes) – Muni Rep – Rob Smuts, New Haven, Connecticut * GraffitiTracker (359 votes) – Muni Rep – John Ewing,Read… Read more »

Surveying Your Customers

Surveying your customers is likely one of the most important things you can embark upon in the development processing system. Customers can be brutally honest if the survey process is confidential and timely. However their feedback often provides clarity on priorities for improvements, bottleneck areas, and generally gives a snapshot about frustrations they have experienced.Read… Read more »

Local (UK) council blogging policy and self-censorship

Image by zachstern via Flickr Jack Pickard has a great post about policy on council staff blogging, which is sparked by Cambridgeshire making their Social Network and Blogging Policy publicly available. He notes that it is mercifully brief and written in plain English but points out that the bit which relates back to the council’sRead… Read more »

UK runs a localgovcamp

Following the enormously successful second BarcampUKGovweb, held at the Ministry of Justice in January, digital enabler Dave Briggs got to organising our first localgovcamp. LocalGovCamp is an event for local government folk that will take place on Saturday 20 June at the Fazeley Studios in Birmingham. This blog is the main source of information aboutRead… Read more »