MSDN Magazine promotes Open311

  The November Issue of the MSDN Magazine concentrates on the government-focused app development scenarios and therefore promotes the Open311 standard. Tim Kulp, the leader of the development team at United Healthcare International in Baltimore, demonstrates the benefits of the Open311 API by integrating it into Windows Store apps. According …

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Tools for Unknown Futures

FutureEverything Festival ‘Tools for Unknown Futures’ Manchester, 27 March – 1 April futureeverything.org FutureEverything, Manchester’s city-wide ‘festival as laboratory’ returns from 27 March – 1 April 2014 with the theme ‘Tools for Unknown Futures’. The thought-provoking programme will feature a pop-up city, the next generation of data art, sound installations, …

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The Guardian showcases CitySDK Participation API

  On Tuesday 26 November the Guardian published an article regarding importance of holistic approach to smart city planning. Centralized operations systems should engage with citizens and not just monitor them; citizen should question policy and the use of big data, while also contributing to it. From the business of …

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”FixMyStreet” service in active use in Helsinki

Citizens of Helsinki can report non-emergency issues, such as potholes and broken street signs to the City of Helsinki using a new service. Helsinki’s “FixMyStreet-style service was opened last March, and it received positive feedback both from the media and citizens. The service was released by Metro-newspaper and can be …

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Come to Istanbul for Hackathonist!

Nowadays, we see that the developer community is really interested in hackathon events all over the world in order to develop interesting and useful applications collaboratively. These events are also named as “DevCamp”, “Hackday”, “CodeFest”, “Innovation Challenge”, “Unconference”, etc. in various cities. Now, a new name for the list: “HACKATHONIST”! …

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The Netherlands from a New Perspective

therlands' buildings by age

by Ron Boonstra, reposted from Waag Society On Friday 30 August I was sitting next to developer Bert Spaan when he put the finishing touch to his datavisualisation of all buildings of the Netherlands, according to their year of construction and I just had some time left to put the fact …

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