At Tropo, we love open government data.
This Christmas, the open government data elves have been busy.
They’ve been building useful applications with data sets from municipal governments, open source software and multi-channel communication platforms like Tropo.
This weekend promises to be a big one for civic-minded geeks.
Two very important, large scale hacking events are taking place this weekend and the team from Tropo will be taking part in both.
Tropo is joining Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, The World Bank and NASA at the Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon (RHoK #2) on December 4-5 in San Francisco and Seattle!
The whole team at Tropo is ecstatic to hear that Max Ogden has been named to the inaugural class of 2011 Code For America Fellows. We first met Max in Seattle during our Gnomedex 24 Hour Tinkerstorm. Max (along with teammates Reid Beels and Russell Branca) built GeoNotify, which allows you to draw a shape on a map and subscribe to SMS alerts for things that happen inside that shape.
Tropo and GeoLoqi would like to thank all of the participants in the yesterday’s 8 hour open government hackathon! At 8:30 AM, approximately 25 code warriors converged on NedSpace, a Portland co-working space, for a full day of social hacking and a mission to change the world. The goal was to find local government data available through either CivicApps.org, run by Rick Nixon and the city of Portland, or PDX API, run by Max Ogden – master opengov hacker, and integrate it into an application that used either Tropo’s cloud communications API or GeoLoqi’s geo API (or both).