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What’s next for the City of Baltimore’s hackathon bid? civic

Feb. 26, 2014 1:40 pm

What’s next for the City of Baltimore’s hackathon bid?

As of this month, just two groups submitted bids to be considered for the planning of three city-sponsored hackathons, according to bid results released by the Board of Estimates.
Open data startup HDScores crowdfunding its way to a mobile app business

Feb. 25, 2014 8:30 am

Open data startup HDScores crowdfunding its way to a mobile app

Crowdfunding of the Week is a regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation crowdfunding campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support.
City of Baltimore launches real-time map of 311 calls [MAP] civic

Feb. 20, 2014 8:15 am

City of Baltimore launches real-time map of 311 calls [MAP]

The Mayor's Office of Information Technology has "soft-launched" a map displaying 311 service calls in real-time. City CTO Chris Tonjes said, "This is a work in progress and some things are a bit buggy."
State software should be able to produce open data: Bill Ferguson civic

Feb. 14, 2014 10:15 am

State software should be able to produce open data: Bill Ferguson

Different departments collect and maintain data using different software, which means it's difficult to collate state government data in an efficient and comprehensible manner.
State senator Bill Ferguson pushes Open Data Policy in 2014 [Q&A] civic

Jan. 29, 2014 12:15 pm

State senator Bill Ferguson pushes Open Data Policy in 2014 [Q&A]

Ferguson has introduced a bill into this year's session that calls for the creation of a statewide Open Data Policy and a Council on Open Data to sift through Maryland's databases and determine what should be made publicly available.
Art Bytes hackathon at The Walters Art Museum [Events] creative

Jan. 20, 2014 9:15 am

Art Bytes hackathon at The Walters Art Museum [Events]

The city's only museum-sponsored hackathon, Art Bytes, returns to the Walters Art Museum this weekend.
#MoneyballChat: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Twitter town hall civic

Jan. 16, 2014 11:15 am

#MoneyballChat: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Twitter town hall

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a Twitter town hall on Wednesday to answer questions about "data-driven" government. It was a controlled version of an open discussion. Here's what happened.
NYC-based firm will redesign City of Baltimore’s website for $286K civic

Jan. 15, 2014 8:15 am

NYC-based firm will redesign City of Baltimore’s website for $286K

Interpersonal Frequency is also responsible for the website work for the Washington, D.C., Public Library, where Baltimore city's current CTO worked previously as CIO.
CitiStat program director Chad Kenney has resigned civic

Jan. 13, 2014 9:45 am

CitiStat program director Chad Kenney has resigned

Chad Kenney, appointed director of Baltimore city's CitiStat agency in August 2012, was asked to resign from his position and take a different job inside city government last week.