Open government advocate and co-founder of CitizenBridge, Richard Pietro is riding on a motorcycle across Canada to ignite the open government conversation. The journey covers over 20,000km in 90 days with 20 stops to engage the local community on open government. The goal is to raise awareness about the movement to open up government via open data and get citizens more civically engaged — building trust between government and its citizens.
Make Web Not War has partnered up with Richard and the local communities in open data/gov to share insights and bring open gov to places that may not have had the chance to experience the conversation. In sharing lessons learned from other open gov initiatives, cities late to the game will save time and effort to get the initiatives started. We are all about showing citizens that we do have a voice, and can help government evolve through open data.
Here are some links that cover #OGT14:
Richard’s blog about #OGT14: My Einstein Job
#OGT14 Coverage from our City Champions:
Other Open Government Resources:
Govcampus “Accelerating Open Canada”: Open.GovCampus
Ontario open gov advocate blog: The CCE Drive