What is a Civic Hacker? Civic hacking: a new agenda for e-democracy. Representative democracy seems troubled.
People are ignoring it. It is not exactly hip with the kids. A little like the unfortunate uncle who gate crashed the party, it hangs around trying to convince people that its magic tricks are interesting. Electronic democracy (e-democracy) is viewed squarely within the remit of representative democracy. ‘The Internet’ is the new trick. Austin's 2nd Annual National Day of Civic Hacking Weekend. Celebrating the Second Annual National Day of Civic Hacking. Posted by Brian Forde on April 17, 2014 at 03:49 PM EDT Next month, for the second year in a row, civic activists, technology experts, and entrepreneurs around the world will gather together for the National Day of Civic Hacking.
By combining their expertise with new technologies and publicly released data, participants hope to build tools that help others in their own neighborhoods and across the globe. We’re excited to support this event which will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014. Techies, White House Take Part In National Day Of Civic Hacking. This weekend, software developers, entrepreneurs, and local governments from around the world are coming together to design and build tools for the common good.
Using publicly released data, participants in the National Day of Civic Hacking will work together to integrate new technology tools to solve community problems. Todd Khozein is one of the organizers of #HackForChange. He is the co-founder of SecondMuse, a collaborative innovation lab that helps find technological solutions to everyday issues. Civic Hacking. National Day of Civic Hacking. Open Gov Hack Night. Open Gov Hack Night. Open Government Initiative. Open Government Initiative Transparency * Participation * Collaboration "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.
We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. " —President Barack Obama, January 21, 2009 The Open Government Directive and the Progress Report to the American People lay out how the Obama Administration is breaking down long-standing barriers between the Federal government and the people it serves. OpenGov Champions. The 8 Principles of Open Government Data (OpenGovData.org) OpenGov Secures $15M Series B Led By A16Z To Bring Cities’ Financial Data Online. OpenGov, a company that helps cities and other local governments bring their financial data onto the cloud, has picked up a $15 million Series B round of capital, led by Andreessen Horowitz, and participated in by Thrive Capital and Formation 8.
Previously, OpenGov had raised around $7 million. The company’s product brings years of a local government’s financial data online, allowing for the information to be graphed and sliced in endless variety. As you likely would have expected, many municipalities have incredibly archaic data systems, making generating reports of past expenses over time difficult if not nearly impossible to execute. Open Government Partnership. The OpenGov FoundationThe OpenGov Foundation. Open.Georgia.gov. Open Government Initiative. Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public.
Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency. National Action Plan for the United States of America These Open Government efforts are now entering a new phase, as we collaborate with other countries in the global Open Government Partnership. Informing Consumers through Smart Disclosure Memorandum: The purpose of this Memorandum is to set out guidance for agencies to inform and facilitate the use of disclosure, specifically "smart disclosure. " OpenGov. TOWARDS E-GOVERNMENT 2.0: AN ASSESSMENT OF WHERE E-GOVERNMENT 2.0 IS AND WHERE IT IS HEADED
Government 2.0: Making connections between citizens, data and government - Information Polity - Volume 15, Number 1-2 / 2010. Gov 2.0: It's All About The Platform. Editor’s note: The following guest post is by Tim O’Reilly, the founder and CEO of computer book publisher O’Reilly Media and a conference organizer.
O’Reilly coined the term Web 2.0 five years ago. Now he is arguing it is time for Gov 2.0, and has helped organize a summit next week to talk about what that might mean. Today, many people equate Web 2.0 with social media; three or four years ago, they equated it with AJAX applications and APIs. Many are now starting to think it’s all about cloud computing. E-government 2.0. Early breakthroughs in e-government—the use of information and communications technologies to provide and improve public-sector services, transactions, and interactions—have enabled government organizations to deliver better service and improve effectiveness and efficiency.
In many countries, more than 70 percent of taxpayers now file taxes electronically, for example, and many other transactions—ranging from renewing drivers’ licenses and paying parking tickets to managing government benefits—can be conducted online. Employees within government agencies also use the Internet routinely to manage internal processes, such as human resources and travel. However, despite the continued allocation of enormous resources, progress on the e-government front appears to have plateaued over the past few years. Many new e-government initiatives have neither generated the anticipated interest among users nor enabled clear gains in operational efficiency. The plateau Creating new governance models. Gov 2.0: The Promise Of Innovation.