GovFresh features public servant innovators, civic
entrepreneurs and the ideas and technology
changing the way government works
Government 2.0 refers to government policies that aim to harness collaborative technologies to create an open-source computing platform in which govt, citizens, and innovative companies can improve transparency and efficiency. There are many people across the country who are working smart and working hard to bring massive societal change and how we interact with our govt(s) to create transparent systems and people. One such organization is GovFresh.
GovFreash has been recognized in Fast Company, Mashable, Huffington Post, O’Reilly Radar, San Francisco Chronicle and TechPresident, among others. FedTech magazine named GovFresh one of the ‘50 Must-Read Federal Gov IT Blogs of 2013‘ saying “It’s a refreshing look at the human side of technology … and a forward-thinking approach to content.”
Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh. He serves as a strategic consultant for several civic startups and organizations. He is the co-creator of the gov WordPress theme GovPress. He founded CivicMeet, an informal meetup for civic innovators that has been implemented in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Palo Alto and Vancouver. He was influential in creating the CityCamp branding, which was used by more than 20 cities worldwide. He is a member of the Open Source for America steering committee.
Former San Francisco Chief Information Officer Chris Vein, is heading to Washington as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, where he’ll work under Aneesh Chopra at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and focus on govt innovation.
Vein discusses open gov, open data, municipal innovation
GovFresh.tv: Craig Newmark: ‘What does Gov 2.0 mean to you?’