One of the most promising areas for open government efforts is cross-gov collaboration on standardized APIs, enabling interoperability of civic apps wherever one goes.
From San Francisco to Edmonton, AB, city IT leaders and developers have been signing on to a key effort on this front – building out an Open311 API for access to non-emergency city services. It’s an effort that will not only benefit large cities and app builders, but has the potential to jump start digital 311 efforts in smaller cities.
May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in San Francisco City Hall, Twilio is hosting Gov 2.0 thought leaders from government and the private sector in an event benefiting OpenPlans, the nonprofit leading Open311 efforts.
Speakers include SF CIO Chris Vein, Craig Newmark, Tim O’Reilly, Mitchell Kapor and OpenPlans’ Philip Ashlock. The event is still open to sponsors and donations directly to OpenPlans. Additionally, Twilio is seeking four volunteers to help with registration and even coordination – if that’s you, e-mail danielle (at) twilio.com. Hope to see you there!
~ Adriel Hampton