Open Data, Civic Engagement, and Delivery

Did We Go the Wrong Way?

The Sunlight Era

So for good reason, our first house of open data infrastructure was build more out of papier-mâché than concrete or steel.

The Hackathon Era

Yet this means that as we ask these passionate volunteers in the community to go to war for us and their communities with their rare skills, we are arming them with pencils and poster boards, not APIs or streaming feeds — let alone serious technology, data, and problem sets to make a difference.

Digital Services

Digital services provide the solid foundation a government’s data program demands.

We Went the Wrong Way (Maybe)

tech optimist and political phil nerd. hacker, writer & maker: http://EthosLabs.us. fmr CDO, @lamayorsoffice; @google; @codeforamerica. http://abhinemani.com

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