A ‘Glass Half Full’ View of Government App Contests
An increasing number of people are starting to suggest that the concept of the “app contest” (where governments challenge developers to build civic applications) is getting a bit long in the tooth. There have been lots of musings lately about the payoff for governments that hold such contests and the long term viability of individual… Continue reading
The Economic Promise of Open Government Data
It’s been a few weeks since I suggested that by embracing open government data, the State of Delaware (and other states and localities) could encourage the development of nimble software companies and spur entrepreneurship. Since then, it’s been very gratifying to see lots of other people come to the same conclusion: The Open Gov Initiative:… Continue reading
I am the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia. I also served as Director of Government Relations at Code for America, and as Director of the State of Delaware’s Government Information Center. For about six years, I served in the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS), and helped pioneer their work with state and local governments. I also led platform evangelism efforts for TTS’ cloud platform, which supports over 30 critical federal agency systems.