Thoughts

Ideas, opinions, observations.

Pedigree and public interest technology

The community that supports digital government services should be undeniably representative of everyone.

Luke Fretwell

Why and how I built Agile Government Leadership

AGL, which has since evolved into Technologists for the Public Good, was the testing ground for an experiment in what I now call an open civic community of practice.

Luke Fretwell

Remembering Kev Walsh

His work in civic and government service design contributed deeply to the world we all want for our future.

Luke Fretwell

Father-son civic hacking: Open Data Day 2022

Kickstarting USA.GovFresh, beginning with Federal Register open data.

Luke Fretwell

Government open data in 2022

Once thriving, now barely surviving. Ideas on how we can breathe more life into it.

Luke Fretwell

Time for government to stop using Medium

A publishing platform that says it's an environment open to everyone doesn't provide equal access to all.

Luke Fretwell

Hello CivicFolio

A portfolio website theme for civic technologists.

Luke Fretwell

Civic hacking for '100% .gov'

Re-imagining the government domain name registry experience.

Luke Fretwell

Making a chief data officers playbook more accessible

And suggestions for the CDO Council.

Luke Fretwell

Coding a COVID-19 dashboard (with my 13 year-old son)

Adventures in father-son civic hacking.

Luke Fretwell

The revolution will be open source

Government software is a public good.

Luke Fretwell

What government can learn from Olay

Olay’s Open to Change advertising campaign is something government should take note of.

Luke Fretwell

Backpacks, bean bags and blue jeans: My take on ‘tech titans,’ 18F and USDS

Two semi-retired government employees still have a bone to pick with 18F and USDS.

Luke Fretwell

Roadmapping government websites

Public roadmaps are a powerful demonstration of civic openness.

Luke Fretwell

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