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Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model

Originally published on Mama CEO

One of the best known civic mobile app contests is the NYC BigApps Challenge. The competition has attracted hundreds of teams from around the world, all vying for high dollar prizes and the promise of a coveted contract with the City of New York. 1,304 more words


Data Standards, Restaurant Scores, SMS and 50 Lines of Code

We can all agree that we are at the early stages of governments publishing open data in accordance with data standard specifications.  The value of data standards are well documented… 832 more words

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New Accela Developer Forum

As the number of developers using Accela’s platforms and APIs grows, we are seeing some exciting and innovative new ideas emerge and become working projects… 190 more words

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Open Data at Accela Engage

Now that the 2014 edition of the Accela Engage conference is over, we wanted to circle back and share some of the presentations we used at the conference. 152 more words

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Government APIs

Fresh off a week in San Diego for the annual Accela Engage conference (where Tim O’Reilly gave a keynote presentation) and some stolen hours over the weekend for hacking together an entry in the… 878 more words

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App Challenge Winners Showcased at Accela Engage

Over on the Accela corporate blog, there is a new post with details on the winners of our Civic App challenge. Our two grand prize winners were showcased at the recent Accela Engage user conference. 39 more words

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Day in the life of the NYC Taxi Data

Here is the quick story of the NYC Taxi data. It’s a good example of how messy and fun civic technology can be.

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