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Civic App Demo Day on Saturday

November 28th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Government, Technology

Capping off a historic year of government transformation and grassroots innovation, the first HON*CELERATOR competition aims to inspire the best apps and online tools that use open data to improve the day-to-day lives of Honolulu residents. Local software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to tap into a growing library of government data to […]

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City Launches Open Data Portal

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

The new Data.Honolulu.gov site takes the city’s transparency efforts “to the next level,” expanding upon the “CAN-DO” portal it unveiled last March.

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Honolulu Grows App Offerings

July 1st, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Government, Technology

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle has directed all city department and agency heads to support its open data initatives. And now, Honolulu’s engagement with the national “Code For America” program has now brought three new web apps for citizens.

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Sunlight Foundation Shines on Hawaii

May 7th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Government

On Wednesday, the first local meetup of the Sunlight Foundation community will be held at Yogur Story . Pulled together by  Burt Lum, my fellow open government advocate and long-time partner in geekery, the gathering will bring together like-minded folks to discuss how technology new thinking can make government more transparent and accountable. The meetup comes just […]

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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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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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City Launches Transparency Portal

March 7th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Government, The Web

As an advocate for free access to government data, I was glad to hear about the City and County of Honolulu’s newly launched online transparency initiative, “Citizens Analyzing Numbers Discover Opportunity” (or CAN-DO). Indeed, based on the “About” and “FAQ” pages, the CAN-DO site seems to demonstrate a clear understanding of some of the problems […]

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Adventures in Open Data

September 14th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 13 Comments · Government, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

Local news startup Civil Beat today posted a piece on the names and salaries of state House and Senate members and staff. As before, they posted a watermarked PDF on Slideshare with the download feature disabled, and invited people to become “full members” to use their searchable database. But if you’d like to download and […]

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