The Future of Civic Technology

In the coming weeks, we will see a flurry of post-election opinions and predicted changes resulting from the recent U.S. election. I will leave that to those with far more experience and insight into this year’s voting data. As someone who has spent the past few years working closely with government leaders throughout the U.S.Continue reading “The Future of Civic Technology”

Watch New Mexico Rise: A Conversation with Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque

How do you implement twenty years’ worth of innovative technology in record time? Start with a Mayor that has the innovative vision and drive to upgrade years’ worth of obsolete, archaic business systems and processes while simultaneously creating an innovative, entrepreneurial ecosystem that spurs community economic development. Shortly after taking office, Mayor Richard Berry ofContinue reading “Watch New Mexico Rise: A Conversation with Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque”

3 Ways Branded Mobile Apps Help Cities

Originally posted on APPCityLife: What's APPening®:
As initiatives go, Open Data is still in its infancy, with most early-adopters only two or three years out from the release of their first data sets. As the CEO of APPCityLife, a civic tech company supporting the delivery of those data sets into useful civic mobile apps…

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

The true, equalizing power of what we’d spent five years building at APPCityLife – our blend of civic tech and user-friendly access is a gateway for women as well as other under-represented groups to not only embrace but become active, contributing participants in tech.

Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model

One of the best known civic mobile app contests is the NYC BigApps Challenge. The competition has attracted hundreds of teams from around the world, all vying for high dollar prizes and the promise of a coveted contract with the City of New York. Since the contest’s inception five years ago, hundreds of apps have beenContinue reading “Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model”