I’ve been proud of the emails I’ve written and photos I’ve taken for the Illinois Open Technology Challenge. I like this one especially:
Today I participated in a panel discussion for the Chicago Headline Club, described by Fernandio Diaz as follows:
Citizen Advocacy Center’s Terry Pastika, the Northwestern University Knight Lab’s Joe Germuska and Smart Chicago Collaborative’s Dan O’Neil will discuss efforts to influence policy and legislation and how technology can improve access to public records.
Here’s coverage of the event by Angela Ford at Chicago Talks: #FOIAFEST : Columbia College
Today TechPresident covered the Illinois Open Technology Challenge: Courting Suburban Civic Hackers in Illinois. Snip:
“In each one of these places government people and developers for the first time … have been in the same room together,” said Daniel X. O’Neil, the executive director of the Smart Chicago Collaborative who gains his civic hacking cred, in part, by having co-founded Everyblock. “You had the mayor of Rockford talking with developers and the Rockford CTO talking about data that they had just published the same day.”