Tag: San Fransisco

Let’s Pull Public Comment into the 21st Century with San Francisco’s Prop. E

In 1991, computer scientists at the University of Cambridge pointed a camera at a coffee machine and programmed it to broadcast images of the pot levels to anyone in their building with a need for caffeine. With that, webcams and

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Key Takeaways From San Francisco’s Updated Open Data Strategy

The City by the Bay continues to expand its open data portal while looking for new ways to get residents to utilize it.

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Boston, San Francisco Expand Open Data Policies

Boston and San Francisco have both announced expansions to how city government will approach open data. In an announcement made late last week, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled a new open data policy that will expand the data sets available

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Gov Transparency: Mayor Expands Access to City Open data

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today unveiled the City’s updated Open Data Strategy to ensure City data is readily available so that entrepreneurs and residents can use it to improve services, generate jobs and economic activity and increase resident engagement and

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Mayors Report Innovation Challenges at City Innovate Summit

San Francisco jump-started its inaugural City Innovate Summit on June 17 with an international group of mayors and city officials showcasing their latest initiatives and strategies to solve vexing civic challenges. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee laid the groundwork for

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PMI Panel Explores Open Data as a Tool for Performance Management

Back in 2008, when I embarked on my first city government job after college, the big technological advancement was that cities were beginning to accept online job applications. Now, it seems cities everywhere are not only embracing technology but getting

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Hello San Francisco; Ready for FOSS4G

We’re out in San Francisco this week for FOSS4G North America. Look for Alireza and I at the conference or at our session Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Alireza will discuss using the OpenDataKit ecosystem to build mobile reporting and verification

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