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Bring DontEat.At to San Francisco and save public health dollars

Today on Gov 2.0 Radio, Allison Hornery of CivicTEC in Sydney pointed to a new app by New York University computer science student Max Stoller that mashes up NY health inspection data with Foursquare, and provides a text message warning if the restaurant isn’t making the grade. It’s called DontEat.At.

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Best in SF government social media

The City of San Francisco over the last two years has aggressively embraced social media for marketing of government programs and initiatives, citizen engagement, and two-way communications. An important task for the next mayor is not only to preserve the vibrant ecosystem left by one of the U.S.’s most tech-savvy mayors, but to continue to advance government innovation in one of the world’s most tech-savvy cities.

Crowdsourcing, ideas and innovation in government

Join Gov 2.0 Radio producer Adriel Hampton for a conversation with IdeaScale co-founder Rob Hoehn. In the fourth of our series on crowdsourcing, innovation and ideation in the government and enterprise, Rob talks about how business clients are learning from the government, being SaaS before the cloud was cool, and what his company learned about Section 508 while working to help implement the U.S. Open Government Directive.

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Getting the BrightIdea: Crowdsourcing in government and enterprise

Gov 2.0 Radio talks with Matt Greeley of BrightIdea. BrightIdea has powered innovation campaigns for the government of Ireland, City of San Francisco and has a new contract with the U.S. State Department. It’s also the platform behind the $200 million GE Ecomagination Challenge. We talk with company co-founder Matt Greeley about challenges and best practices in ideation, innovation and crowdsourcing for government and enterprise.

Leveraging your community through crowdsourcing

Richard White on Leveraging Your Community: San Francisco startup UserVoice allows governments, politicians, nonprofits and businesses small and large to harness the ideas and feedback of their employees, communities and citizens online. Gov 2.0 Radio host Adriel Hampton talks with CEO Richard White about best practices for local government use of this kind of feedback tool, and some of the best and worst examples of the platform in action.

In discussion with Australian Sen. Kate Lundy

In Discussion with Sen. Kate Lundy: The G2R crew talks with Sen. Lundy about Australia’s recent Declaration of Open Government, the AU Government 2.0 Taskforce, public sphere discussions around open government, the National Broadband Network (delivery of a fiber at 100Mbps to over 90 percent of Australians, with rural areas getting 12Mbps via wireless or satellite), and the controversy over a proposed Internet filter in Australia.

Open data with Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt

Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt on Open Data: Merritt and host Adriel Hampton discuss open data principles, open standards and APIs, and how to use social principles to get more value out of government data.

Social media, local gov and the National Association of Government Webmasters

Gov 2.0 Radio discusses social media and local government with Morris County, NJ, webmaster Carol Spencer, treasurer of the National Association of Government Webmasters. A veteran of IBM, Spencer calls social media the biggest revolution in technology since the personal computer. On government agencies blocking social media, she says, “You’re blocking access to the way people live.”

Why Twitter’s government outreach is a big win for the Gov 2.0 movement

For at least that past two years, a tiny yet fast-growing group of folks who call themselves “Gov 2.0 advocates” has worked tirelessly to spread a message that emerging technologies, low-cost communications and digital culture can reshape government to be more collaborative, transparent, efficient and connected to its citizens.

Can Twitter reimagine democracy?

Twitter’s plan to hire a government liaison (its first DC employee) has set off a a tweetstorm from the U.S. Capitol to London to Tokyo, and likely a flood of resumes into the Web 2.0 firm’s SoMa offices. Some of the Gov 2.0 community’s brightest have already offered great suggestions for how this new Twitter position can serve official government social media, and, with Facebook’s recent stumbles, the lighter social network may have a real opening here.I look forward to commenting and continuing the discussion on Twitter and on friend’s blogs (check out the hashtag #twitgov), but here I wanted to offer a few thoughts on the political side of the equation.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Getting Big Things Done in Government

We host a conversation with Bill Eggers and John O’Leary, authors of the new reform treatise If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government. Eggers in 2005 chronicled the rise of innovative e-gov projects and the potential for tech-enabled reform in Government 2.0, a work of research well ahead of the curve. In Man on the Moon, Eggers and O’Leary apply process thinking to the sticky business of managing complex public initiatives.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Doing It Your Way

We join Jill Miller Zimon (Pepper Pike, Ohio) and Ari Herzog (Newburyport, Mass.), both newly elected to their city councils, to discuss campaigns and personal and community empowerment in the social media era.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Fix It?

We discuss what’s working and what’s not in government with retired career fed Stephen Buckley and collaboration consultant Brian Drake. Drake is planning the Government 2.0 #FAIL workshop, while Buckley, who in the ’90s managed a 1,000 member “Reinventing Government” listserv, is working on an unconference around the forthcoming Open Government Directive.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Shaking Gov 2.0 Ground

Join federal Web developer Scott Horvath for a lively discussion of the U.S. Geographical Survey’s Web initiatives, including “Did You Feel That?” and the Twitter Earthquake Detector (TED) project. With hosts Adriel Hampton, Steve Ressler and Steve Lunceford.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Growing GovLoop

It was a big week for Gov 2.0 Radio co-host Steve Ressler, as his social network, GovLoop, joined G2C communications provider GovDelivery and Steve left the feds to manage the community full time. As GovLoop nears 20,000 members, we discuss how real collaboration between local, state and federal govies is catalyzing reform. Hear about new developments and initiatives on the network that’s helping make Gov 2.0 a reality. Joining the discussion will be Scott Burns of GovDelivery; Meghan Harvey, co-producer of Gov 2.0 Radio and new media producer for WomenCount.org; and Gov 2.0 Radio co-host and GovTwit founder Steve Lunceford.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Discussing Congress Camp

Alan Silberberg, Nisha Chittal and Jim Gilliam on Congress Camp and the future of Gov 2.0 and the federal legislature. Find out more at http://congresscamp.org. Hosted by Steve Lunceford, Steve Ressler and Adriel Hampton.

Gov 2.0 Radio: A Masters in Gov 2.0

A Masters in Gov 2.0: Join us as we talk with Yasmin Fodil and Anna York of the Harvard Kennedy School and WeTheGoverati.WordPress.com about their call for Government 2.0 projects for public policy students. We’ll also discuss the Gov 2.0 Summit and Expo.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Rethinking Conference Learning

Listen to co-hosts Steve Ressler of GovLoop and Steve Lunceford of GovTwit discuss Rethinking Conference Learning. Conferences have existed forever but there are new ways that conferences are collaborating and capturing knowledge. Hear from Andy Krzmarzick as he discusses the Open Government Innovations Tweetbook. Ken Fischer of the Potomac Forum will talk about his upcoming August 26-27 Gov 2.0 Best Practices Forums and some ways they hope to capture best practices.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Wrestling with Change

We discuss the challenges of turning from strict hierarchies to collaborative culture, with guest Gwynne Kostin, a federal new media practitioner and publisher of the blog “On Dot-Gov.”

Gov 2.0 Radio: Acquisition 2.0

Join us for a conversation with Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner of GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, and Noel Dickover of DoDTechipedia, about bringing government acquisition services into the digital age.

Gov 2.0 Radio: Democratizing Data

Join a freewheeling discussion of the transformational power of Gov 2.0, with author/consultant David Stephenson, and Scott Burns of e-government solutions provider GovDelivery. Stephenson offers insights into the management style of new U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.