Category: Civic Tech

National Day of Civic Hacking is August 11

ELGL and Code for America are working together to promote the National Day of Civic Hacking on August 11! Learn more about this exciting day where civic leaders will work to tackle some of local governments most difficult challenges. This guest post is by ELGL member Christopher Whitaker. Government works best when it’s government by … Continued

Real-Time Outdoor Communication for the City of Atlanta

This guest post is by ELGL member Ed Krafcik. Goal Enable real-time outdoor communication for the City of Atlanta’s Customer Service Department (ATL 311), as well as the City’s residents, neighborhood associations, and local businesses. Solution The City of Atlanta selected the Soofa Sign and Soofa Talk content management system to deliver important messages and share relevant … Continued

466,113 Pageviews Can’t Be Wrong

It’s a big day in ELGL land….we’ve landed in StateTech’s top 30 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs 2016. Since the top 30 are not ranked, we’ve taken the liberty to assume that we nabbed the number one spot. Who would have thought that ELGL, an organization with more than 1,600 members and no paid staff, … Continued

Podcast: Building a Mobile City Hall with Andrew Kirk, CitySourced

Andrew Kirk Chief Revenue & Operations Officer City Sourced LinkedIn | Twitter Trends in civic technology. Andrew Kirk, the Chief Revenue & Operations Officer for CitySourced, joined the podcast to talk about civic technology from his vantage point as a vendor. Andrew shared his path to civic tech, how he sees government changing, and CitySourced’s … Continued

Podcast: Civic Tech Chat with Ryan Koch

Ryan Koch Host, Civic Tech Chat Podcast LinkedIn | Twitter | @CivicTechChat A podcast on technology in the public sector. Civic Tech Chat is hosted by Ryan Koch and explores everything from open data to innovation. Ryan joined GovLove to talk about his path into public service, which started in the Army and included a … Continued

Podcast: Palo Alto’s Chief Technology & Information Officer, Jonathan Reichental

Jonathan Reichental Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer City of Palo Alto, CA Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Local Government IT in Silicon Valley. Jonathan Reichental the Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer in Palo Alto, California shared his perspective on procurement, recruitment and civic tech. He talked about his path into local government, … Continued

Proudly serving ELGL and the local government community

We’re proud to begin working closely with ELGL and the local government leadership community on its future website. True to our BETA approach to launching government websites, we’ve started with a minimum viable product and will continue to iterate based on community feedback and strategic input from the ELGL leadership team. In the near future, … Continued

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