Burt Lum


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On June 1, 2013, Honolulu participated in the National Day of Civic Hacking with its own Hack to the Future. Our event was attended by more than 80 people, which I might add was capped at 60. The day was designed to be an overview of applications and tools the […]

Photos: Hack to the Future


There are a couple of events I would like to bring to your attention. First off, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 is the Governance Futures Lab. It’s a two day event being sponsored by The Institute for the Future (Palo Alto, CA). The global event is organized to bring a […]

Hack to the Future


HB632 HD2 crossed a major milestone today and passed a joint hearing of the TEC/JDL committees with small amendments from the Hawaii Bankers Association (see testimony). Also an appropriation amount of $100K was inserted in the section as requested by the Office of Information Practices. TEC is Chaired by Sen […]

HB632 HD2 Crosses Major Milestone



I should have known that marshaling a bill through legislation involved some politics. As an update, SB448 SD1 died in the Senate. It was re-referred to a joint committee if JDL/WAM and never got scheduled. On the House side, HB632 HD2 passed through the FIN committee and crossed over to […]

The politics of Open Data







December 1st was the culmination of an exciting year of open government, open data and citizen collaboration at the City & County of Honolulu. We had CityCampHNL, Honolulu’s first Civic Hackathon, Geeks on DaBus, Code for America, Honolulu Answers Write-a-thon and others. Hon*Celerator took advantage of the new datasets on […]

Congratulations #HonCelerator Teams