Alex Washburn

NYC chief urban designer to speak at CivicMeet Oakland Nov. 7

NYC Chief Urban Designer Alex Washburn will share his insights at CivicMeet Oakland on November 7, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., SoMar.

Code for America Summit

Civic leaders, technologists set to convene for 2013 Code for America Summit

Registration is still open for the 2013 Code for America Summit set for October 15 to 17 in San Francisco.

Civic accelerator Tumml to host ‘Urban Innovation and the Role of Government’ talk

Urban ventures accelerator Tumml will host a panel discussion, Uncharted Territory: Urban Innovation and the Role of Government, on January 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hatchery in San Francisco (Register here).

CivicMeet

New monthly civic innovators meetup launches in San Francisco

CivicMeet is a new monthly meetup that brings together public and private sector innovators working to create a more open, engaged civil society.

codeforoakland

Wrapping up Code for Oakland 2012

Today, I had the opportunity to attend Code for Oakland 2012 and, as always with events like this, walked away inspired by the work of good friends and the enthusiasm of citizens and public servants wanting to do more for their communities. Big kudos to all involved engaging, organizing and sponsoring a great event in a great city.

Code for Oakland

Oakland gets its code on

Code for Oakland will be held July 21 at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, Ca. Steve Spiker, OpenOakland Brigade Captain and Director of Research & Technology for Urban Strategies Council, discusses Oakland’s open data progress and what attendees can expect from the event.

Open government hackathons matter

Motivating developers to attend and make meaningful contributions at civic hackathons

Mark Headd has an interesting thought on how to encourage better participation at civic hackathons, suggesting perhaps a registration fee would encourage more reliable participation.

Reno

Reno readies for world’s biggest little hackathon

The world’s biggest little city is about to get its code on.

David Chiu

Second Summer of Smart hackathon tackles buildings, transportation and sustainability

Building data. It’s a small thing, but what if the buildings where we live, work and play were able to show us how they work?

Summer of Smart

SF developers, journalists, civic activists kick off second Summer of Smart hackathon

It’s 9:15 on Friday night, and there are about 100 people milling around the GAAFTA headquarters.