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GigHacks Hackathon Announced for May 1-3 at Google Fiber Space

March 11, 2015 by

Kansas City Teams Up with San Francisco, Chattanooga and Burlington for , a 2-day Hackathon to Ignite the Gigabit Experience. A recent said using our current technology on a gigabit network is “like riding a bicycle on NASCAR track. ” Here at KC Digital Drive, we say it’s time to throw out the bike. We want […]

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The 2015 Gigabit City Summit in Videos

March 11, 2015 by

If you were there, you saw it. January 12 – 15, 2015: More than 200 innovators and visionaries from 50 communities converged on Kansas City for the inaugural Gigabit City Summit – North America. If you weren’t there, though, you can catch up with a highlight reel, then find the link for the conference session video of your […]

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Third Digital Health Innovation Forum Focuses on In-Home Technology

March 9, 2015 by

KC Digital Drive’s third Digital Health Innovation Forum continued on the journey to highlight Kansas City health projects that utilize high-speed fiber-optic Internet. The Feb. 26 Forum at the Sprint Accelerator, “Reaching Into the Home,” addressed the themes of innovation, connectivity and consumer-engaged health care for individuals in their homes. A crowd of around 40 people […]

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Photos from the Civic Apps Showcase at the 2015 Civic Tech Forum

March 2, 2015 by

Homegrown Apps for Social & Civic Good From using open data to solve water main breaks to improving the way doctors treat patients in underserved areas of the city, all ten presenters at the Civic Apps Showcase  are using technology to make Kansas City a better place for people to live, work and play. Check out […]

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Signs of a Savvier Kansas City Government Emerge at First Civic Tech Forum

February 25, 2015 by

This past Monday night in a conference room at Union Station, 29 council candidates across the six districts of Kanas City, Missouri, sat across from a packed room of 60 concerned, tech-savvy citizens. An air of civic engagement and open dialogue prevailed as the well-groomed incumbents and hopefuls took turns fielding questions about technology from […]

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Meet people building apps to make your city work better at the Civic Tech Showcase – Feb. 23, 2015 at Union Station

February 19, 2015 by

This Monday, Feb. 23, a group of nearly 40 politicians and app builders are converging at Union Station’s City Stage for the city’s first ever KC Civic Tech Forum and Showcase. And that’s just the folks on stage. Tickets are “selling” fast (they’re free but you gotta register), so don’t wait to get your spot in the […]

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Gigabit City Summit: Watch the Pre- and Post-Conference Webinars

February 11, 2015 by

The webinars conducted in the weeks before and after the Jan. 2015 Gigabit City Summit – North America have been archived. We hope these will be useful for review by conference attendees and anyone else who’s interested in the visioning work that took place in Kansas City and how to adapt it for any city facing a […]

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Community Projects in KC: There’s A Map for That

February 4, 2015 by

In the face-to-face world of community organizing, it can be a challenge to keep in regular contact with neighborhoods around your city. If your neighborhood association wanted to raise a community garden but had no experience in navigating permitting and licensing issues with the city — much less when to plant spinach versus strawberries — […]

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What to do with all that bandwidth? Look to our schools.

January 30, 2015 by

When Google Fiber announced it was coming to Kansas City, many began asking: Who could possibly need that much bandwidth? Now, just two years out, one man is answering: “It almost seems like you can’t have enough.” That’s Joe Fives, director of technology for Kansas City, Kansas, public schools. He talked to KCUR about the […]

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