The Mystery of Missing Metadata

The Mystery of Missing Metadata

Given the recent People’s Climate Movement and steps from the administration to roll back action on climate change there is clearly deep concern for the future of our planet.

But programs to prevent climate change are not all that’s at risk. Open access to basic environmental and climate data is now in jeopardy. Previously published, government-generated data on the environment and other public issues may be vulnerable to a politicized backlash against evidence-based policies.

Before considering the implications of disappearing public information, what exactly is open data and why does it matter?

April ICYMI: Fake News, Participatory Organization, & Legal Issues

April ICYMI: Fake News, Participatory Organization, & Legal Issues

April was jam packed with some amazing, interactive workshops, sprints, and panel discussions. Check out below for what you may have missed!
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Know Your Hubber: Stacy Whittle

Know Your Hubber: Stacy Whittle

With spring comes changes, and Hubber Stacy Whittle knows what that's like. She is starting her new role as Business Development Director at Hub Member Forum One, after working at Free Range, a previous Hub Member organization. 

Stacy is all about bringing people together, which is why she makes such an excellent collaboration activity leader here at the Hub. Stacy has been an amazing resource working with a group of Hubbers in our Communications and Branding Guild. 

Beyond the First 100 Days: Combating Fake News, and the Future is Open

Beyond the First 100 Days: Combating Fake News, and the Future is Open

For many open government advocates, the last 100 days have been a challenge.

Here at the OpenGov Hub, many of us have been approached by people asking how the new political environment might affect our work, and in many cases this new climate has reaffirmed our commitment to promoting open governance at home and abroad, and has lent a new sense of urgency to our work.

Spring Ignite Night and Happy Hour

Spring Ignite Night and Happy Hour

At OpenGov Hub we have so many different organizations tackling the various pieces of the opengov puzzle that learning about everyone's projects can sometimes be daunting. So once a quarter we host an Ignite Night, where a handful of willing participants can share their latest work.

Last week's Spring Ignite Night and Happy Hour was a rousing success as both our Hub community and others working in this area came together over drinks, snacks, and a love for learning...or rather perhaps a love for watching peers and friends deliver the intense Ignite talks.

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