In case you didn't know, Openly Disruptive is having a Cloud Civics event at Lab 1500 next Tuesday, starting at 11:30. The focus is on open data and its use in applications that benefit residents across the metro area. I'm giving a little talk on crime incident mapping and neighborhood policing strategies. If you've got ideas or want to hear some new ones, please join us! You can find more details and register at http://openlydisruptive.org/2012/12/30/disruptive-diner-cloud-civics/
My goal with this group is to allow developers and digital artists from all backgrounds to converse and make connections with one another to help expand both our individual and collective knowledge. No use reinventing the wheel when you have resources available that can save you time and perhaps show you something you never thought of.
Basically I see our group as a geek collective consciousness.