A new report by the IBM Center for The Business of Government titled, Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services, defines four key roles members of the community can play in conjunction with their government.
- As explorers,citizens can identify/discover and define emerging and existing problems.
- As ideators, citizens can conceptualize novel solutions to well-defined problems.
- As designers, citizens can design and/or develop implementable solutions to well-defined problems.
- As diffusers, citizens can directly support or facilitate the adoption and diffusion of public service innovations and solutions among well-defined target populations.
So, what kind of “Civic Innovator” are you? Check out the report and comment here.
Your local Code for America Brigade, Open Salt Lake, would like to invite you to the planning of our Code Across America event. We hope that you will join us Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6pm for our event planning discussion to further enable such collaboration. The planning session will be held at 6pm at the Salt Lake City and County Building – 451 S. State St, room 126. If you can’t make it in person please consider attending via our Google Hangout. Please RSVP at our meetup.com site, http://www.meetup.com/Open-Salt-Lake/. Continue reading Code Across America Planning Meet-Up
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National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event that took place June 1-2, 2013, in cities across the nation. The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country. National Day of Civic Hacking will provide citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society.