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Entries from January 24th, 2012

New Apps Unveiled at the City’s First Hackathon

January 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Government, Technology, The Web

A total of six teams participated in Honolulu’s first civic hackathon this past weekend, each developing anapplication that takes advantage of public data made available online by the city. The top three teams won cash prizes provided by the hackathon’s sponsors, and two of them focused on TheBus and its web services API (or application programming interface). […]

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Gov. Abercrombie on Open Data

January 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Government, Politics, Technology, The Web

Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday delivered his second “State of the State” address before the Legislature. And technology was one of the priorities he singled out as key to the state’s long-term future. He mentioned the Hawaii Broadband Initiative, consolidation of disparate state systems under the Office of Information Management and Technology, and major renewable energy and […]

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Bookmarks for January 20th

January 20th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 20th: City’s first ‘Hackathon’ to build new tools: The “Hackathon” is a free event that is open to anyone with an idea or an interest in contributing to tools that can better connect citizens with government information and services. […]

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On to the Hackathon, Maps at the Ready

January 5th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Government, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

This year is looking to be a big year in open data, e-democracy, and Gov 2.0. More information is coming online, and more people are thinking of ways to use it. Among the most interesting areas is in mapping and location-based applications.

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