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Education Department wants your ideas on open data, APIs

The U.S. Department of Education has published a request for information asking for public feedback on how the agency can innovate with open data, particularly application programming interfaces.

Joel Gurin

‘Open Data Now’ author Joel Gurin on how businesses and government are building the data economy

“Open Data Now” author Joel Gurin discusses the impact of open data on the innovation economy and how governments are addressing this new demand.

Sonny Hashmi

GitChat with GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi

We’re hosting our next GitChat with General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Sonny Hashmi.

David Bray

FCC CIO David Bray on social media, open source, agile development and more

Federal Communications Commission Chief Information Officer David Bray participated in our first GitChat, an open Q&A with civic innovators, that leverages GitHub as a discussion platform.


GitHub and the C-suite social

Much like we pooh-poohed Twitter in those early days, GitHub, in its early crawl, is today dismissed simply as a tool for the diehard developer. However, as with any tool with great potential, innovators find new ways to leverage emerging technology to communicate, and government chief information and technology officers can effectively do this with GitHub.

Presidential Innovation Fellows

Civic hackers: The White House wants you

The White House is now accepting applications for the 2014 Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

Should government charge API fees?

There’s a new topic posted on the US Government APIs Google group inquiring about instances of government agencies using pay models for government APIs.


Hack like Ben Franklin

Code for America’s Catherine Bracy has a great TED Talk on civic hacking and one of America’s greatest civic hackers, Ben Franklin, inspired a brigade of do-good developers across the world.

Port of San Francisco (Photo: Luke Fretwell)

SF names Joy Bonaguro as city’s first chief data officer

In a Twitter exchange between San Francisco Chief Information Officer Marc Touitou and myself, Touitou confirmed that the city has appointed Joy Bonaguro as its first chief data officer.

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D.A.T.A. and opening up Latin America

GovFresh 2013 Civic Organization of the Year, Datos Abiertos, Transparencia y Acceso a la informaciĆ³n, shares its work and plans for the future.

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