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Civic Tech Organizing: A Tale of Two Cities

In early 2012, I had the opportunity to present at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX. The focus of my presentation was the… 1,576 more words

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Civic Hacking Events Recap

Accela has been barnstorming big cities in recent weeks, attending civic tech and open data events. Here’s a recap of several events that Accela has helped support in the first part of 2016. 241 more words

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ASM Arts and Tech Fair at SRBCC

Mark your calendars! You’re invited —

After School Matters Arts and Tech Fair

Date: Saturday, April 9th (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center… 121 more words

Shoveling for Civic Tech Gold

Unshoveled sidewalks during the winter months are a persistent problem for cities in the snow belt.

For places with significant snowfall, unshoveled sidewalks pose a challenge to public safety and mobility for those that rely on walking (or public transit), and present an especially acute problem for those that have… 1,525 more words

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Blood, Sweat & Civic Hacking

The recent article “Open Data and Civic Apps: First-Generation Failures, Second Generation Improvements” by Melissa Lee, Esteve Almirall and Jonathan Wareham looks at early efforts to build civic applications through government-sponsored app challenges.  842 more words

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Thinking Small on Civic Tech

Designing simple systems is one of the great challenges of Government 2.0. It means the end of grand, feature-filled programs, and their replacement by minimal services extensible by others.

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Who Uses Civic Tech?

Who uses civic technology, and why should we care?

A new study from mySociety – a non-profit based in the UK that focuses on civic tech – helps us answer these questions and provides some invaluable information for the civic technology community, and for governments. 869 more words

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