Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coming Up at

There is so much going on right now. Here are some of the things I’ll be writing about:

  1. OSee me speak at South by Southwest Interactiven March 9 I’ll be moderating a panel at South by Southwest Interactive about social media’s impact on the legislative process. It’s called “The Unruly Mob would Like to Comment.
  2. is a great new tool for communication among neighbors, but will it replace the Yahoo group? You will get a ringside seat as our neighborhood picks sides.
  3. Hackers will teach Austinites how to turn data into online maps on February 22 when Open Austin hosts a Geospatial Jam.
  4. Teams are already forming for a citywide event that will happen May 31st as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking called “ATXHackforChange: Austin’s Second Annual Celebration of Civic Hacking.”
  5. I’ll be posting the first in the Technology Initiative series soon — a summary of our experience using Twitter in a legislative committee environment.
  6. World Radio DayFebruary 13 is World Radio Day, a time to recognize the contribution of broadcast radio to society.
  7. I applied for the GovLab Academy but didn’t make the cut. I’m looking forward to following the course and seeing what we can apply here.
  8. I was a beta tester for the Travis County Elections Return site. This site will make it much easier to access and analyze voting patterns.
  9. Steven Clift has started an interesting Facebook group on open government. It already has 300 members.
  10. But first, insights from a workshop on how government agencies can hackathon their way to greatness.