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Re: [Hacks-Hackers-Austin] Fwd: CoA Open Data Portal

From: Gregory F.
Sent on: Monday, March 19, 2012 5:48 PM
FYI, the email Karen forwarded was a post to the EFF Austin discussion list.
http://effaustin.org/
http://lists.effaustin.org/mailman/listinfo/effaustin-discuss

EFF Austin is naturally a big fan and ally of CfA and Open Austin, and we encourage your participation with those groups.  Have a listen to CfA ED Jennifer Pahlka's keynote from SXSW this past week:
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP992059

EFF Austin is a peculiar little organization with a venerable history fighting for civil liberties on the Network.  We're evolving to focus on convening, starting up monthly gatherings in April at the ATX Hackerspace.  We encourage you to join the discussion, and reach out to me directly if you are for seriously incensed about egregious encroachments upon the open Network and want to do something about it.

gf


On 3/15/12 5:50 PM, Jace Deloney wrote:
That's right Elizabeth,

Open Austin has made important contributions to the passage of an Open Data Resolution this past year. As we move forward, we will be working closely with the City of Austin to build out a more robust catalog of datasets. 

One of our major goals this year is to create and grow a community of data journalists, developers and community advocates. We encourage you to get involved with the Code For America Brigade that was launched on Tuesday (http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/) and Open Austin (http://open-austin.org/). 

During the 2011 City Council elections, Open Austin developed an open data/open gov candidate questionnaire (http://open-austin.org/austin_city_council_voter_election_guide_2011.html). In my opinion, this questionnaire gave visibility to our cause/organization and, ultimately led to the passage of an open data resolution. As the 2012 City Council elections near, we will be rolling out an updated version. We welcome any ideas on defining what open data/open gov priorities policymakers should be considering.

Thanks,

Jace


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Elizabeth Quintanilla <[address removed]> wrote:
More than likely coming from the Google Group for Open Austin or the Austin portion for Code for America (They have a brigade and you should join it)

If you have more questions, don't hesitate to reach out since this is initiative sponsored by the City of Austin Commission that I serve on (http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/boards/results.cfm?bid=51) and very interested in putting more data sets on the portal that people find useful.

Elizabeth


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 3:03 AM, Mike B <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Karen,
Do you mind if I ask what the other mail list is? If it's public, it
may be something I'd be interested in joining.
Thanks,
Mike B

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