⇒ Open Data in a Private Context
> The open data premise is a grand idea which I fully support and need to replicate into other contexts.
⇒ Changing Technology for the Web and Open Government?
[Code for America](https://www.codeforamerica.org) is a great organization that is helping city, county, and state governments deliver technology that serves their communities. I was researching projects and whether there was some place I could lend my expertise when I happened to discover that [they have at API](http://codeforamerica.org/api/)! Being a data geek, I thought it would be easier to crunch the data than navigate the website.
⇒ New Research Agenda
I have been rather silent for awhile and environment has everything to do with that. Many startups work under the guise of secrecy and my day-to-day work kept me quite busy without much opportunity to communicate. In my new endeavours at [Orange Silicon Valley](http://www.orangesv.com) (really, San Francisco) my role is a communicator of new and interesting things. As such, keeping this blog up-to-date with what is rolling around in my mind is one aspect of that.