It was a pleasure meeting all of you who attended the hackfest. Not
only to I work for the State Senate but I also convene conversations
at the intersection of Government, transparency and participation.
This wed, Open New York, a meetup I help organize, will not only host
a summary of the great urban hack, but host the manhattan boro prez, a
conversation on a developing Drupal4Gov stack, a few cool tools people
have introduced for BigApps AND host a planning session around a
citizen driven effort to develop a state-wide data mine. If you're
interested, I hope to see you on Wed < http://bit.ly/Ope... > .
Dear Open Gov'rs!
Join us Wed < http://bit.ly/Ope... > for a post-election round up
w/ Manhattan Boro Prez, the Great Urban Hack & "Open.NY.gov" planning
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/cle... >.
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_... >.
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
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/Spe... >. 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
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
- efficiency and better government services though real time and
- 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