The previously posted information on an introductory open data briefing from the state and Socrata has been removed, as the state has clarified that this specific session is primarily an internal one aimed at state departments and employees. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and invite you […]

State Sets Open Data Briefing for June 27 [Updated]


Our friends at the Sunlight Foundation shared this list of the 10 Principles for Opening Up Government Information with me on a recent conversation. The list resulted from a discussion almost 5 years ago among 30 open government advocates who met in Sebastopol, California to discuss how government could open up […]

10 Principles for Open Data


Socrata Slide by Burt Lum
Cam Caldwell (@CamLCaldwell), Global Account Manager for Socrata, presented “Open Data: Hawaii Style” today to officials with the state of Hawaii and the City & County of Honolulu. Both the state and city hope to leverage the company’s platform to make it easier for government to publish information, and for citizens […]

Open Data: Hawaii Style



Andy Yip and Jane Zeng, creators of the iPhone app DaBus were featured on Yasmin Dar‘s Social Wire segment on KITV’s morning show.  The DaBus app takes the guess work out of catching the bus on the island of Oahu. It uses the near real-time arrival information, courtesy of the […]

DaBus app on KITV Social Wire


Mayor Peter Carlisle introduced the 2012 Code for America fellows assigned to the City & County of Honolulu. The three CfA fellows, Diana Tran, Sheba Najmi and Mick Thompson (l-r) are here for the month of February working with the City officials and meeting with community leaders. They are looking […]

Introducing Honolulu’s Code for America Fellows


Honolulu 311
This morning on KITV4, Honolulu’s ABC affiliate, Yasmin Dar interviewed Gordon Bruce, Chief Information Officer of the City & Honolulu, and Forest Frizzell, the city’s deputy director of IT, about the new “Honolulu 311” app for both iOS and Android smartphones. Check out the interview at KITV.com and click the […]

KITV Features ‘Honolulu 311’



This past weekend (Jan 20-21) was monumental. The City & County of Honolulu held its first Hackathon aimed at building applications around City data. We had approximately 40 people participate with 6 teams presenting their prototypes. I want to personally thank all the people who spent their precious time to […]

Congratulations to CityCampHNL Hackathon Teams


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 […]

CityCamp Honolulu