I recently reviewed a federal agency beta website, easily added a few comments with the help of a very accessible feedback tab and, feeling satisfied I’d participated in some form of civic collaboration and engagement with my government, moved on.
The Award for Public Engagement in Government is a new component to the center’s standing Innovations in American Government Awards program.
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.
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.