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San Francisco: Driving the boundaries of open data

During last week’s 2013 Code for America summit at the Yerba Buena Center, officials from cities including Louisville, New York City, South Bend and New Orleans spoke about how open data had changed the complexion of their communities in public safety, citizen services and blight mapping.

FreshWrap: CfA Summit, procurement, healthcare.gov and more

A wrap-up of this week’s civic technology and open government news.

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Chicago launches first comprehensive, public data dictionary

Today the City of Chicago launched the City of Chicago Data Dictionary, a single, comprehensive database catalog for the City of Chicago and City of Chicago sister agencies.

North Dakota

North Dakota names new CIO

Gov. Jack Dalrymple named Mike Ressler as the state’s new chief information officer on Thursday.

North Carolina

New North Carolina iCenter lets state ‘try before you buy’ tech products

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Chief Information Officer Chris Estes cut the tape on a new state innovation center Thursday that gives employees a chance to test-drive technology products before the state procures.

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Chicago’s effort to grow our own talent

In recent months, we’ve highlighted several efforts to teach young people how to code and about technology. These efforts have included Englewood Codes, Civic Summer and Adler Planetarium’s Youth Hackathon.

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Delaware wants your help redesigning its next website

Delaware is in the process of beginning a new delaware.gov redesign and is asking for the public’s input in the form of a short survey.

Colorado

Colorado gets a logo

The new tagline, “It’s our nature,” says the state, symbolizes the state’s “awe-inspiring scenery and life-loving people. It connects adventure with entrepreneurship, beauty with happiness and fresh air with creativity.”

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New SF effort will embed startup DNA into government

Spearheaded by SF’s Office of Innovation and led by Mayor Ed Lee Senior Advisor Rahul Mewawalla, the program will embed “world-class entrepreneurial teams” into the inner workings of government to help inspire the next big civic thing and a new spin on the initial public offering.

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.