OpenData et culture

In releasing this data, the city enabled the development of an incredibly powerful application that would never have been conceived of nor built in city hall. Our team has learned a lot through the launch of this app and has been largely responsible for the increased focus on the city’s budgeting process and the push for increased transparency and engagement in future budget preparation. We’ve helped to change city policy, empower people to ask informed questions and enriched the discussion with trustworthy information. And we’ve helped open the budget data for the first time.

This is what we’re about- technology to change behaviors and to create new possibilities.

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We need to trust in government again, we need to respect public service, we need a government that is open and serves all people equitably and justly. We also need our government to be able to innovate, to take measured risks and to provide better ways for residents to interact with officials and elected members. This is what we’re about.

OpenOakland 1.5: A year and a half in review

Je vous invite à aller lire le bilan au complet, c’est du qualitatif, du passionnel, le condensé de la concrétisation d’une vision et de l’implication des citoyens pour améliorer leur ville. Une démonstration d’écoute et de réajustements pour produire des applications concrètes et maintenues.

L’équivalent en France ? C’est presque parodique pour la ville de La Rochelle. Un symptomatique « téléchargez le bilan en pdf » qui se trouve être un (mauvais) support de présentation plein de chiffres. Le manque de recul est alarmant.

Il ne s’agit plus d’une différence culturelle ou d’un manque de moyens ici mais bien d’un défaut de prise de soin des données. Et du Web. Et des citoyens.