Tag: Cleveland

RFPs Reviewed: Open data opportunities for Cleveland City Council

It was exciting to read on Twitter that Cleveland City Council issued such a request for professional services last month. You can read and download it here. Proposals are due by 4pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Additionally, the Council’s website indicates that there’s an open RFP for software solutions and professional services for a City Council Legislative Management System…

[audio & video] Hackers, organizers and open data advocates take on Cleveland

A great morning on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas today with Hack Cleveland folks Aliya Rahman, Nicole Thomas and Indigo Bishop, plus myself and Ryan Sibley from the Sunlight Foundation. Thank you, Mike McIntyre and David C. Barnett. For your listening enjoyment:   Or you can watch us in the studio here (scroll toward the bottom of the page). Although…

CALL IN TOMORROW: The Sound of Ideas will highlight civic hacking

The role public open data plays in strengthening our communities, especially in the hands of community members, gets a radio-hour’s worth of attention tomorrow: On WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas, 9:00am on 90.3: From crumbling roads to collecting trash to fighting crime, there are a lot of challenges facing communities, What if technology could help solve the problems? Now, you…

Coming to Cleveland: National Day of Civic Hacking, June 6, 2015

The National Day of Civic Hacking 2015 is Saturday, June 6. The theme chosen by NDOCH’s organizer, Code for America, is Principles for 21st Century Government. In Cleveland, our Code for America Bridage, Open Cleveland, will be the hub for NDOCH activities. You can see the details here but the basics are: When: Saturday, June 6 from 10am-4pm Where: Cleveland…

Read Cleveland Police Department – U.S. Department of Justice Consent Decree

First reports indicate that the collection and analysis of crime and police force data are a part of the consent decree announced today between the City of Cleveland’s police department and the United States Department of Justice. With the civic hackathon Fix 216 at the end of this week focused on related data and a national day of civic hacking…

Plain Dealer oped on Hack Cleveland and hacking for good

It is very old school to malign hacking as a blanket statement. And sadly that’s the tone you’ll find in many of the comments at the cleveland.com publication of, “Fix 216 civic hackathon May 29-30 will look for innovative ways to fix local government, advance social justice.” It’s not that the negative connotations haven’t been earned in certain circumstances, but…