Macon Phillips (EOP) (@macon44)
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- Director of White House Office of Digital Strategy. Tweets may be archived. Learn more: http://wh.gov/privacy
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There are several ways that this e-petition platform could be improved, which is always true if you think of open government being in beta. (That’s particularly true architects are improving a given government platform using citizen feedback).While the code hasn’t been repurposed by another national government yet, in the months since, they’ve continued to work on an API that would allow other petition services, like Avaaz, Change.org, 38 Degrees or SignOn, to tie into it.In January, the White House released a snapshot of data about the nature and growth of the platform’s use but didn’t sharing open data about the Web analytics behind We The
Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, solicits ideas from the crowd. Photo: Sarah Lai Stirland As politicos ratchet up the election-year rhetoric over the role of the government on the campaign trail, a small group of White House staffers and volunteers from the technology community are quietly getting down to the brass tacks: They’re engaging in what amounts to a national tour to crowdsource outside-the-Beltway talent in the ongoing quest to make impenetrable government processes more accessible. “One of our primary goals here today is to get your help,” Todd Park, the nation’s chief technology officer, told a beer hall-sized
Today, we're excited to announce some big changes to the way you connect with the White House. More Americans rely on tablets and smart phones for news and information than ever before and we've certainly seen these trends reflected at WhiteHouse.gov. Over the past two years the number of mobile visits to the site has tripled, reaching 15.17% of total traffic. In order to meet this growing demand, we've relaunched the entire White House mobile program, making it even easier to see what's going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. First, we revamped the mobile version of WhiteHouse.gov, giving it a new look and making more than 99% of the site available
I'm thrilled to announce that we are publishing the source code for We the People, the online petitions system that has been a popular way for the public to connect with the White House over the past year.
Since We the People went live, thousands of petitions have gathered millions of signatures from people across the country. As those petitions have come in, the White House has posted responses about an open
This week, the White House will continue a series of conversations with Administration officials on Google+. On Thursday, March 28th at 3:00 pm ET, White House innovation advisor Tom Kalil will join a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement with leading innovators and Makers from around the country.More and more Americans are becoming Makers, a growing community of young people and adults who are designing and building things on their own time. For example, 120,000 people participated in the May 2012 Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, sharing projects such as a flame-powered pipe organ, a fully automated ragtime band, and a 12-foot-tall
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