Post-election roundup w/ Manhattan Boro Prez & the Great Urban Hack!

Dear Open Gov'rs! Last Tuesday, we made our decision and elected candidates who support transparency, efficiency and participation in OUR State Government. While we still don't know who will take the majority in the State Senate, we know that Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo will use Gov 2.0 policies to "Clean up Albany" < http://bit.ly/cleanupalbany >. Additionally, New York's next Attorney General will expand Project Sunlight and demand greater levels of transparency from Wall Street AND all forms of State government < http://bit.ly/AG_book >. This Wednesday's theme: "Citizen Led Engagement websites" First, we will recap what we know from the election, run through an outline for a Drupal for Gov "stack" and highlight some cool apps we've seen pop-up around the BigApps 2.0 and the Great Urban Hack at Eyebeam. Second, we will have representatives from Manhattan Borough President's office present "Speak Up New York," a developing online initiative to help Manhattanites connect with all forms of community leadership < http://bit.ly/SpeakUPny >. Open NY will help the Boro President's office thinking through their idea and be the technological ballast to their 7 months of meetings with grassroots groups. Third, we will start writing up compelling Gov 2.0 "user stories" that will be used as the foundation of "Open New York" a citizen proposed state government website dedicated to transparency. In these stories, we will cover : - participation and economic development/job creation through open and free data, - efficiency and better government services though real time and reactive information, - government transparency and how it adds value to pre-existing business models. Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 7pm till 9pm Location: New Work City 412 Broadway, Floor 2, New York, NY Hashtag: #OpenNY Livestream: http://livestream.com/OpenNY

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for the great discussion last night! I've posted the working draft of the site map and timeline on the meetup.com/speakupny message board. Please feel free to share any feedback or ideas.

    I also thought the recap of the Hackathon and discussion of user stories were really substantive- I'm looking forward to participating in future meetups!

    November 11, 2010

  • Tom L.

    Great event. The presentation by Shaan from the Manhattan BPs office was excellent. They've made a lot of progress on the plan. As I and others noted at the meeting, there will be improved but-in if the community is engaged in the process - design and governance. And the results from the Hackathan at Eyebeam were impressive. Look for them.

    November 11, 2010

  • Nick S.

    Had a great time - lots of good info - and i'll be back

    November 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good to see Gale Brewer attend and good to see the Manhat boro office take ideas fr the Open Plans meeting in the summer (I was at the table discussion Sean participated in at Open Plans) and express the advancement of those ideas last night.

    November 11, 2010

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