FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. - April 26th, 2014 has been officially proclaimed Fort Lauderdale Cares Day. To accompany this proclamation, Code for Fort Lauderdale, a volunteer, citizen-led technology group has teamed up with the city’s Chief Service Officer, Jorg Hruschka, to create an easy to…
This was an awesome step for experimenting with local gov.!
Today’s Reddit Nugget of Wisdom.
"We have two options: A Star Trek styled universe where all of humanity is equal and can spend their time creating art, exploring, researching, reading, gardening and raising their family; or Elysium" - waffledave
TL/DR: Always trust people named waffledave.
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I’m a data portal skeptic. I have been for years, but I’ve gotten tripped up when trying to explain why. I’m certainly not anti open data. I’m not even anti data portal. But I worry that organizations think that setting up an open data portal is a way to make data useful, when it’s really just a…
It isn’t very often that you get the opportunity to brainstorm about the future. You may daydream here and there about it, but do you ever really consider the potential? How would things be different? What are the steps for us to get there? And more importantly, who will be…
Yesterday Sam Altman published a short post containing his thoughts on Secret, and also anonymity in general—namely that it breeds meanness, and that anonymous social networks are destined to decay and grow worse over time.
I strongly disagree. What I’ve observed is the opposite—that…
moot sets the tone.
Original Post Recap: Civic Hacking at City Hall (http://bit.ly/1gjB41s)
Arriving at Fort Lauderdale City Hall can be quite intimidating, especially for something as vague as the promise of a “civic hack night.” In just 15 minutes, the January meeting of Code for Fort Lauderdale would commence on the 8th floor. The sky was a deep blue and the air cool as I grabbed my bag and headed inside.Read more
VIDEO: @carlmalamud underscores Americans’ fundamental right to freely know, speak & share their laws
Key Carl Malamud Quote
“…The law belongs to the people. If we give those without great means a substandard web site as their only access to the law, we have put a poll tax on access to justice. When we require a license to speak the law, we have made a mockery of freedom of speech. When we deliberately restrict access to the law—including the public safety codes that protect our homes, families, and workplaces—we have violated the fundamental principle of the rule of law that underpins our democracy.”
Go Carl! Go!