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Check out our Meetup page-http://www.meetup.com/cfabrigade/Portland-ME/742012/

It's time to redefine citizenship.
Our local governments are struggling to serve us all. Budget cuts and bureaucracy aren't helping. With the combined power of the web, technology, and our voices, the tools for change are in our hands.

The Portland Code for America Brigade is part of a national campaign called Open Impact, which is revolutionizing the way our city governments deliver services and interact with residents.
Join us as we discuss the following-

What is open government?
-How can an open government benefit its citizens
-How can open government can improve daily life
-How can we use open government to increase civic engagement?
-How does open government solve inefficiencies in city government?
-Which city datasets should be prioritized for liberation?
-How can we improve existing government websites/portals?
-Check out openimpact.us for more info about the nationwide open-government movement!

Learn more about the nationwide campaign to redefine citizenship!
 Check out http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/pages/openimpact
Check out our Meetup page-http://www.meetup.com/cfabrigade/Portland-ME/742012/
Or the Facebook event page-
https://www.facebook.com/events/477007382328277/
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"The number of apps built by independent developers is important, indicating the variety of options riders have in selecting which interfaces (mobile, desktop, map-based, text, audio) and platforms best fit their needs to access transit information. As we learned from our research on what makes transparency effective, simply providing information is not enough. Format and content matter, and should address the needs of a targeted audience. What we have seen in our study of transit transparency is that local programmers have been the critical intermediaries, taking raw data and generating a variety of information tools that transit agencies could not have imagined on their own. For other open government initiatives to spark this level of innovation and public benefit, they must identify their audience of information intermediaries and foster those relationships."
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Some explain "Code for America" as a "Peace Corps for Geeks" but I prefer to compare it to the WPA...
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#transitthursday for 5/24/12- Transit Scenes in Movies, extra credit for Continuity Bloopers- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Scene takes place on the L.I.R.R in Rockville Center L.I., but is actually at Mount Vernon East on the Metro-North New Haven Line.
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Quick lesson in information design... The one's you can read are the good one's...
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MeDOT Office of Passenger Transportation needs to take responsibility for their job!
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Show Support for the Downeaster Extension to Brunswick at Brunswick Town Council Meeting Tonight at 7PM!
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