Transparency Camp ’09: Community-Level Transparency Efforts, & Designing for Transparency

On February 28, 2009, Rhiza Labs CTO Michael Higgins and CEO Josh Knauer presented at Transparency Camp ’09 on creating public information systems that support truly public decision-making. Josh focused on community-level transparency efforts; Mike focused on incorporating transparency into the design process. View Mike’s presentation, and notes from Josh’s, below:

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Rhiza Presentation at AIRS Annual Conference, May 18-21, Houston, TX

This workshop given at the AIRS 2008 National Conference outlines best practices in creating community-wide data sharing partnerships for information and referral (“I&R”). Practical advice from successful initiatives in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are presented, helping participants understand how to overcome the technical and political barriers to creating effective collaborations that improve the quality of every agency’s I&R services, reduce…

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Video: Databasin.org Showcased at Google Tech Talk, April 15, Mountain View, CA

On April 15, 2008 Rhiza Labs CEO Josh Knauer and CTO Mike Higgins along with conservation scientist Tosha Comendant presented an overview of the Databasin.org project and shared their insights on the challenges of how to create incentives for people to share public GIS data.

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