Steven Polunsky is credited by the Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey with pioneering the use of technology to “connect people outside the Capitol with the people inside.” Called an “Open Government Superhero” by the Dallas Morning News, Steven led an award-winning technology initiative that saved thousands of taxpayer dollars, concept-proved an instant feedback loop for public hearings, debuted the use of live geospatial data in a legislative hearing, and produced the first mobile app of any state legislative committee in the country. He writes and speaks on technology and transparency, and his work has been mentioned in such publications as the New York Times and Fast Company’s Fast Feed. This blog is a chronicle and discussion of that effort along with current reflections on bringing the Government and the Populace closer together.
- Bio at LinkedIn.
- Bio at Scholars Strategy Network.
@StevenPolunsky is one of funniest, most forward-thinking bureaucrats I’ve heard, He’s on panel about social media, open govt at #TXFOI.
— Chris Cobler (@chriscobler) September 12, 2014
@TTI rail panel at #swrailconf is awesome! @StevenPolunsky Shd be standup comedy guy. Makes transpo fun.
— Peter LeCody (@railadvo), January 22, 2016
For National Electronic Records Day, a tip of the hat to Texan @StevenPolunsky for his innovations in #opengov http://t.co/x7EocI0Lgk
— ArchiveSocial (@ArchiveSocial) October 10, 2014
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