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Monthly Archives: January 2012

  1. Practical Hackathons: Free is not Always Better

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    January 30, 2012 by mheadd

    This is the first in what I hope will be a series of posts with practical advice for organizing and …
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  2. Open Gov, Open Data, Open Doors to New Business

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    January 25, 2012 by mheadd

    Great article in TechPresident today about San Francisco’s efforts to start a civic accelerator with Code for America, and what …
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  3. E-Mail Makes a Comeback

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    January 25, 2012 by mheadd

    As a communication medium, I think e-mail is making a comeback. Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for …
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  4. Will A Lack of Procurement Reform Smother Civic Startups?

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    January 23, 2012 by mheadd

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post listing five things that governments can do in 2012 to encourage and …
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  5. The Next Big Thing: Open311 Inquiry API

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    January 18, 2012 by mheadd

    Earlier this month, Philip Ashlock of OpenPlans published a nice Open311 “wish list” for the new year. There is a …
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  6. Civic Hacking and Unconference Events

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    January 16, 2012 by mheadd

    This is a busy week in the world of civic hacking and unconferences, with events going on from the Mid-Atlantic …
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  7. Interview on Gov 2.0 Radio

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    January 16, 2012 by mheadd

    I had the pleasure of talking with Allison Hornery of Gov20Radio this weekend on civic hacking, civic startups and open …
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  8. Do Hackathons and Civic Hacking Matter?

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    January 10, 2012 by mheadd

    There are lots of smart people asking tough questions about civic hacking and hackathons as the new year begins – …
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  9. What Does A Civic Startup Look Like?

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    January 10, 2012 by mheadd

    In my last post, I made reference to some of the qualities of civic startups – the special and important …
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  10. Five Things Governments Can Do to Encourage Civic Startups

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    January 6, 2012 by mheadd

    2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup.” With the growth of the open government movement …
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