Archive for the ‘OpenGov’ Category

Big Pockets, Bigger Ideas

| When I was young, the first mentor I ever had taught me a valuable lesson about new vocabulary words. She said that every time I learned a new word, from that point on I then owned that word. I could put it in my pocket for safekeeping, she said, to take out and then use […]

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Add me on

| At openNASA, we fulfill our mission by helping you pursue your own. For the USDA, this mission included raising awareness about the viability of hyper-local agriculture, specifically in but not limited to the United States. They accomplished this by creating the Backyard Poultry Farmer challenge. The concept was simple: by promoting localized agriculture – such […]

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Smile in T-10, 9, 8…

| Last week, we announced the Best in Class for the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge. The stories of these solutions and the teams who created them are too good not to share. Thus, we bring you a series of Best in Class profiles. These are the voyages of the Space Apps Challenge…   It all […]

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One Year Anniversary of the NASA Digital Strategy

| Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy. Over the past 12 months, NASA has made great strides in making its data and services more accessible to developers, researchers, entrepreneurs and others.

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BOLIDES – Visualizing Meteorite Impacts

| We are always on the lookout for great visualizations of space data and this one Carlo Zapponi does not disappoint. The visualization titled BOLIDES is a beautiful representation of the data from the The Meteoritical Society on all the known meteorites that have hit Earth.  The design focuses on those meteorites that were eye-witnessed when […]

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What is a Civic Hacker?

| A National Day of Civic Hacking organizer named Charlie shared this powerful story with us around how he explains what a civic hacker does and the challenge of helping others see that civic hacking is a good thing.

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