ENTRIES TAGGED "civic hacker"
Open government coders collaborate to liberate legislative data from Congress.
Chrys Wu is helping other journalists learn how to practice data journalism at "Hacks and Hackers."
To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "Data journalism and news apps create the lens that shows people the big picture they couldn't see but maybe had a hunch about otherwise," says Chrys Wu.
Meghan Hoyer is a data editor at The Virginan Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia.
To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.
Tom Steinberg on making a website vs making a difference.
Tom Steinberg, head of the UK's civic-hacking non-profit mySociety, uses the launch of the new FixMyTransport to reflect on how organizations can help their open data efforts achieve sustainability.
With a new management team and funding, Civic Commons is poised to make a difference.
With a new management team in place and $250,000 in funding from Omidyar Network secured, Civic Commons is poised to help cities share code and make better use of technology.
Deputy mayor Steven Goldsmith on crowdsourcing and data.
In this interview, New York City deputy mayor Steven Goldsmith talks about how the Big Apple is opening government data and creating new relationships with citizens and civic developers.
From Code for America to OpenGovernment.org, 2011 could be transformative for open government.
The growth of citizen engagement platforms in 2010 will continue in 2011. Here's a look at four organizations that will play important roles.
With a wave of platforms and apps, citizens in 2010 could contribute much more than a vote or a donation.
As the new year beckons, there are more ways for citizens to provide feedback and become stakeholders in their government and policy than perhaps there ever have been in history. Here's a look at the platforms, applications and projects that got us to this point.
Max Ogden makes a pitch for more data and better open government patches.
Code for America Fellow Max Ogden's pitch for better "open government middleware" at the first Ignite Gov highlights the complexity of open data, along with the opportunities for civic hackers to co-create smarter government.