Civic hacking

Labs

Chief data officers playbook

A web version of the official U.S. government CDO playbook.

USA.GovFresh

Re-imagining USA.gov.

Reviews

Review: A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide

A must-read for the entire civic spectrum.

Thoughts

Picture of SARS-CoV-2

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

Adventures in father-son civic hacking.

Luke Fretwell · January 11, 2022

Icons of database

Making a chief data officers playbook more accessible

And suggestions for the CDO Council.

Luke Fretwell · January 14, 2022

Screenshot of .gov search tool.

Civic hacking for '100% .gov'

Re-imagining the government domain name registry experience.

Luke Fretwell · January 21, 2022

Icons of database

Government open data in 2022

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

Luke Fretwell · March 4, 2022

Icons of database

Father-son civic hacking: Open Data Day 2022

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

Luke Fretwell · March 10, 2022

Screenshot of members of U.S. House of Representatives.

Civic hacking Congress (part 1)

Building congressional pages with the new Library of Congress Congress.gov API.

Luke Fretwell · October 26, 2022

Screenshot of .gov search tool.

Civic hacking .gov domains

Building a simple .gov domain search tool with CISA open data.

Luke Fretwell · October 29, 2022

Screenshot of Department of Interior page on USA.GovFresh.

Civic hacking the Federal Register

Building an executive branch agency list using the National Archives' Federal Register API.

Luke Fretwell · October 31, 2022

Screenshot of space photo of the day page on USA.GovFresh.

Civic hacking NASA (astronomy picture of the day)

Building a space photo of the day page using NASA's astronomy picture of the day API.

Luke Fretwell · November 3, 2022

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