Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs @CORBETT3000

Beyond Apps Contests Building Sustainable Civic Innovation Projects

Vivek Kundra, former CTO of DC (current Federal CIO) needed a way to make DC’s open Data Catalog useful

The Old Way

1.0 you know the way it’s done now

The New Way Open Data/Source + 2.0 Citizen Talent + Fame and Fortune = ?

Fame and Fortune

Year 1 Results
47 web, iPhone, & Facebook apps $2,300,000+ EST Value $50,000 in cost +4000% ROI

* Marinas near you * Libraries near you * Gas stations near you * Banks near you * Hotels near you * Construction projects near you * Embassies near you * Places of worship near you * Vacant properties near you * Building permits pulled near you * Crime alerts near you * Post offices near you * Housing code violations near you * Police stations near you

Subsequent Innovation

Status as of May 27 Soldiers not contractors. 75 days not 2+ years.
119 Developers 53 Apps 17 Android Apps 10 ASP NET Apps 16 iPhone Apps 7 LAMP Apps 2 Black Berry Apps 1 AKO

14 Data Viz 6 Morale/Welfare/Rec 2 Career/Personnel Mngmt

8 Training 6 Location Aware 5 Other

9 Mission Specific 3 Warfighting

18 Months

Beyond Apps

where DC is
Civic Innovation Market Place Global Innovation Market Place


Data Catalog

Apps Contests

Civic Hacker Networks Global Hacker Networks

Civic Innovator Networks Global Innovator Networks


Data Catalog

Apps Contests

where the world bank is

civic innovation marketplace

1.Source insights to build buzz 2.Create content to build traction 3.Host meetups to build community 4.Retain community managers 5.Launch contests to solve problems 6.Reward innovators with rep and cash 7.Provide long term incentives

Teach for America for Civic Developers
@pahlkadot @CodeforAmerica

Building DC’s Civic Innovator Network

bring your innovators together

send them back out into the community

I don’t have the all the answers. I’m just dumb enough to take on risky experiments. What should we do now?

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