How Palo Alto is leading the digital city movement

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Jonathan Reichental

Palo Alto, Calif., Chief Information Officer Jonathan Reichental discusses his “digital city” vision, including how he leveraged the local developer community to help build city applications, bringing a “hacker ethic” to bureaucracy and the importance of supportive leaders in managing IT and cultural change. Reichental previously spent his entire career in the private sector and just this December took his first government job as Palo Alto’s first CIO.

Building a local government open data portal

Gov 2.0 Radio hosts Adriel Hampton and Allison Hornery talked with Cook County Deputy Director of New Media Sebastian James about the launch of Data.cookcountyil.gov. The open data catalog is powered by Socrata.

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GovFresh on Gov 2.0 Radio: Open Honolulu with Deputy CIO Forest Frizzell

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Forest FrizzellHonolulu Deputy Chief Information Officer Forest Frizzell joins GovFresh founder Luke Fretwell for the inaugural episode of GovFresh on Gov 2.0 Radio to discuss Honolulu open government and Gov 2.0, CityCamp Honolulu and the city’s upcoming partnership with Code for America.


SF CIO, Innovation Director discuss city’s tech progress, innovation

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San Francisco Chief Information Officer Jon Walton and Director of Innovation Jay Nath discuss government innovation and the work they’re doing within the SF Department of Technology.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Reno.gov Web Manager Kristy Fifelski

Kristy FifelskiKristy Fifelski of GovGirl.com and Reno.gov Web Manager joins us on Gov 2.0 Radio to discuss Reno’s planned inaugural civic hackathon, her GovGirl video series, the upcoming National Association of Government Webmasters conference and the new NV.gov.

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Gov 2.0 Radio: John Tolva on his new role as Chicago CTO

John TolvaGov 2.0 Radio interviews Chicago’s new Chief Technology Officer John Tolva about bringing innovation and emerging technologies to his new role.

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Drupal.gov: A conversation with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert

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Dries Buytaert

Drupal.gov: Drupal and Acquia CTO and Co-founder Dries Buytaert and Acquia Vice President, WW Business Development Tim Bertrand join Gov 2.0 Radio to discuss Drupal and open source in government.

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Fire chief discusses how new app lets community help save lives

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Be A Hero: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price shares the latest on a new app that links trained volunteers with heart attack victims using GPS-enabled smart phones. Chief Price tells Gov 2.0 Radio that volunteer developers from Workday are building out a software development kit for the project, while a foundation will help implement and provide support for agencies in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more and register interest in the Chain of Life 2.0 project here.

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Building Gov 2.0 community in San Francisco

Building Gov 2.0 Community in San Francisco: Abhi Nemani of Code for America, Jay Nath of the SF Dept. of Technology, and Chris Heuer, co-founder of the Social Media Club, join Gov 2.0 Radio to talk about building sustainable Gov 2.0 community at the grassroots level.

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‘Jobs That Matter’ and how to find a stable, fulfilling career in public service

Join a conversation with Gov 2.0 Radio and career counselor Heather Krasna about her new book, Jobs That Matter – Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service. Heather talks about finding the right job for the public good, the process of writing her first book, and how she uses social networks such as GovLoop, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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