Thank you to all for being an integral part of Honolulu’s first CityCamp. It was by all measures a great success, all because of you. I love how the community came together, shared knowledge and brainstormed ideas. It was inspiring to see City employees collaborating with the community in a productive, can-do environment.
As the day concluded, many people asked, what’s next? CityCamp Honolulu was just a catalyst, a spark that we must now nurture and fuel to create lasting change. As Forest Frizzell said, “we will continue to have monthly meetups throughout 2012 as we usher in Code for America.”
Some key dates to keep in mind:
- Fri-Sat, January 20-21, 2012 - CityCampHNL Hack-a-thon
- Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Unconferenz 2012
We wil also continue the conversation and develop our ideas online. Here are a couple resources I encourage you to participate in:
- CityCampHNL Google Group (Forum): This is where email threaded discussions can take place and be archived: https://groups.
- CityCampHNL Wiki: This is where we are archiving the notes from the sessions and ideas as they develop: http://citycamphnl.
We got some great coverage of the event thanks to citizen journalist and the media:
- Restoring trust in government (Jason Hibbets, OpenSource.com)
- CityCamp Honolulu Advances Open Government Vision (Ryan Ozawa, HawaiiWeblog)
- Forward Thinking from Honolulu Hale (John Temple, Civil Beat)
- Hawaii joins the “city camp” initiative (KHON)
- Social Wire: CityCamp Honolulu (KITV)
- Tweet stream (Collected tweets from the event)
- Photos from OpenSource.com (Opensource.com photo album)
- Pictures on Flickr: bytemarks, hawaii, madmarv
- CityCamp Honolulu (Video by Ryan Ozawa)
Thanks again for being a part of CityCamp Honolulu. We’ve made a great first step and I look forward to being a part of this ground breaking journey.