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13 02, 2013

Knight News Challenge on Open Government: Time for A Public Participation Calendar

By |2018-11-21T15:42:23+00:00February 13th, 2013|Open Government|2 Comments

The long-anticipated Knight News Challenge on Open Government launched yesterday. From the announcement over on the Knight Foundation blog: Today, as we open the first Knight News Challenge of 2013 on Open Gov, we’re looking for answers to one central question: “How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?” We think that new tools [...]

24 01, 2013

National Day of Civic Hacking: June 1-2, 2013

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00January 24th, 2013|Events, Open Government|0 Comments

From the White House blog yesterday (emphasis mine): Roll Up Your Sleeves, Get Involved, and Get Civic-Hacking This summer, on June 1-2, 2013, citizens in cities across the Nation will join together to improve their communities and governments as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, [...]

16 11, 2012

CeDEM13 Call for Papers

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00November 16th, 2012|E-participation, Europe, Events, Open Government|1 Comment

The call for papers for the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013 (CeDEM13) is now open. From the website: The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked [...]

20 10, 2012

CivicMeet: New Monthly Meetup for Civic Innovators

By |2012-10-20T23:43:40+00:00October 20th, 2012|Events, Open Government|0 Comments

CivicMeet looks like fun! From the about page: CivicMeet is a monthly meetup that brings together public and private sector innovators working to create a more open, engaged civil society. CivicMeet is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which means you can use the CivicMeet logo and avatar and start a monthly meetup where [...]

21 09, 2012

UK Open Policymaking Discussion Launched

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00September 21st, 2012|Europe, Open Government, Radar|0 Comments

As was announced last month, Open Policymaking -- a discussion around "open policymaking and better consultation", hosted by The Democratic Society -- is now under way. From the inaugural blog post: Welcome to our Open Policymaking discussion [...] As with all these things, however, there’s still a lot of thinking to be done on what that means in detail. [...]

27 08, 2012

Open Gov Leaders Summit: November 14-16, 2012 in San Diego, CA

By |2018-11-21T15:42:25+00:00August 27th, 2012|Events, Open Government|1 Comment

Open Gov West, which we attended in Seattle, WA back in 2010, just announced some programming changes for their upcoming November event. From Sarah Schacht's post: This Fall: Open Gov West holds Leaders Summit Today, I’m excited to announce a new focus for Knowledge As Power’s annual conference. Open Gov West 2012, scheduled for November [...]

15 05, 2012

New From New America Foundation: California Civic Information Project

By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00May 15th, 2012|Open Government, Radar|0 Comments

I must have missed this when it was announced earlier last month, but New America Foundation just launched the California Civic Innovation Project (CCIP), a new two-year initiative focused on community engagement in California. From the website: The California Civic Innovation Project promotes innovations in technology, policy and practice that deepen engagement between government and communities [...]

1 05, 2012

ExpertNet Spring 2012 Update

By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00May 1st, 2012|Open Government|0 Comments

Over on the NCDD blog, Lucas Cioffi shares a few Updates on Open Gov Activities. Apparently, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted a meeting last week that covered ExpertNet, among other things: 2) Launch ExpertNet ExpertNet will be a platform for government agencies to harness the expertise that is distributed across [...]

10 02, 2012

Knight Foundation to Launch Engagement Commons

By |2018-11-21T15:41:52+00:00February 10th, 2012|Open Government, Radar|2 Comments

Interesting new project brewing over at Knight Foundation: Engagement Commons: A new tool to empower civic engagement With the explosion of open data, we’ve seen a proliferation of civic software aiming to get community information on everything from road closures to restaurant inspections into people’s hands. The apps have great potential for engaging people in improving [...]