Tag: OpenNEO

This Week in Open, August 5, 2015

NEWS: Many thanks to everyone who came to the City Club forum on July 16th to hear about how cities should embrace disruptive technology. If you missed Dustin Haisler’s fact-packed presentation and excellent Q&A, you can (and should!) watch it here. The opening of Cleveland transit data got media love last month. The Ohio Controlling Board approved a $2.7 million…

This Week in Open, July 14, 2015

Nothing slowed down in open data news during our two-week hiatus so let’s jump right in. NEWS: Hot off the presses: Jackie Borchardt reports that the Ohio online checkbook is, “out of date.” On the heels of a call for more disclosure by Common Cause Ohio, the Plain Dealer editorial board wants more regular and frequent campaign finance reporting in…

This Week in Open

This Week in Open highlights the stems and stalks growing in our Northeast Ohio open data ecosystem. To learn more about how it’s progress, sign up for the blog feed, follow us on Twitter or visit and like our Facebook page. Maybe you’ve seen growth we’ve missed – let us know and we’ll include info about it too. NEWS: Our…

[video] Open, transparent government goes beyond financial transparency

That’s the message that can be heard in the comments both Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio, and I shared with the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau’s Karen Kasler in this week’s The State of Ohio. We come on around 10 or 11 minutes into the program after Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. Karen discusses the Ohio online checkbook with him and…

[audio]: Open data advocates are greedy

This morning, WCPN broadcast a four-minute story, “Open Data Advocates Like Ohio Transparency Moves, But Want More.” That is exactly right. From the transcript: There’s an increasing amount of information online about what government is doing. And for data nerds, public spending watchdogs or the unapologetically nosy, it’s exciting. But while open data advocates are happy with what’s being offered,…

Open data, and open the possibilities

Today, we are pleased to be unveiling this website for OpenNEO, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and achieving an open data culture in Northeast Ohio (aka NEO). (You can also check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page.) In the world of creating an online presence, we call this a soft launch since it’s not being accompanied precisely at the…