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    Summer of Smart Final Mayoral Forum

    Don’t miss a rare opportunity to get face-to-face with all 16 mayoral candidates of San Francisco and hear them address the issues you come face to face with every day: Muni, parks, pensions, open government, the budget and more. After co-hosting the first-ever mayoral forum on open government and technology in June with GovFresh and Change.org, INFORUM […]

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    Four Ways Summer of Smart has Reinvented Civic Hackathons

    Personal Democracy Forum‘s TechPresident recently published a post on the drawbacks of “civic hackathons” – weekends where, generally, developers and designers set out to solve city problems through coding and rapid prototyping in the course of 48 hours or less. This post, from TechPresident Associate Editor Nick Judd, was followed up by a very well-written article from Alex Howard of O’Reilly Radar highlighting […]

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    Second Summer of Smart Hackathon Tackles Buildings, Transportation and Sustainability

      Building data. It’s a small thing, but what if the buildings where we live, work and play were able to show us how they work? How much energy they use, what their carbon footprint is, how they compare to the building next door? Building data. It’s also a huge thing, a salvo in the […]

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    One Month In, Summer of Smart has Reimagined Democracy through Grassroots Innovation

    Summer of Smart: Our Vision for Democracy 3.0 In 2008, the US experienced the first coming of Democracy 2.0 – a social phenomenon that used technology and social media as a way to reduce the barriers between citizens and government and rethink civic participation. Grassroots fundraising took on a new face, citizens could submit debate […]

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Four Ways Summer of Smart has Reinvented Civic Hackathons

Personal Democracy Forum‘s TechPresident recently published a post on the drawbacks of “civic hackathons” – weekends where, generally, developers and designers set out to solve city problems through coding and rapid prototyping in the course of 48 hours or less. This post, from TechPresident Associate Editor Nick Judd, was followed up by a very well-written article from Alex Howard of O’Reilly Radar highlighting […]

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Building Online Communities to Improve Public Health

Today, one in every three adults is considered obese, roughly 33.8% of the U.S. adult population. Obese children consist of 17% (or 12.5 million), from the ages of 2-19 years old. [Data from the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES)]. These are staggering numbers that continue to climb unless we find solutions: collaborating, collecting and […]

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Urban Innovation Weekend 3: Public Health, Food, Nutrition, and Urban Agriculture

Join us for the third of three Urban Innovation Weekends as part of the Summer of Smart, with 48 hours of rapid civic prototyping and keynotes from Ann Veneman, Esther Dyson, and Dr. Jordan Shlain. Take an idea to change the city as far as you can in 48 hours. Then bring your prototype to […]

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Second Summer of Smart Hackathon Tackles Buildings, Transportation and Sustainability

  Building data. It’s a small thing, but what if the buildings where we live, work and play were able to show us how they work? How much energy they use, what their carbon footprint is, how they compare to the building next door? Building data. It’s also a huge thing, a salvo in the […]

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Community Wi-Fi Symposium

Logistics: Date: Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 Times: 6pm – 8pm Location: GAFFTA, 998 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 Registration: Online Ticketing for Community Wi-Fi Symposium powered by Eventbrite Overview: Join us August 10th for a symposium on Community Wi-Fi as part of the Summer of Smart, an initiative of Gray Area Foundation for the […]

Urban Innovation Hackathon Wrap-up and Party Sunday, July 24 at 4:00

Seven groups, 48 hours, 100 folks working through the night finding ways to improve San Francisco’s buildings and transit systems and build more sustainable, resilient communities. GAFFTA’s second Summer of Smart urban innovation hackathon is wrapping up, and we’re inviting you to come by and check out the fruits of our labor! Join us at […]