Hi everyone at DIYcity! Thought it was time to check in here, after a while of silence. Here's a quick update on some things, on the site and in the space in general:
• Though new posts to the site have been few lately, traffic at DIYcity is going up-up-up. Up 20% this month over last month alone. And last month was up 20% over the month before. (If this was a startup, those would be the kinds of numbers that would make investors happy). Not sure why that could be, except that maybe civic reinvention is getting to be a hotter and hotter topic all the time. If that's so, then it's probably due to everyone on this list and all of the work you're doing - so congrats on that.
• There is a big, exciting un-conference coming up in a few weeks, called TransportationCamp. Put on by OpenPlans and Rockefeller Foundation, it is a free, weekend-long event where attendees will drill down on ideas for ways to make transportation work better. There is going to be one event in NYC and one in SF, held on different weekends. You should all sign up and come. (And I mean it - every one of you!) I'm an advisor, and I will be at the NYC event. Should be fun.
• For those of you in NYC, there is an OpenNY meeting tomorrow night (Feb 16) that is going to include discussions on Code for America, the Thai Open Govt Initiative and the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative. This looks like fun - check it out if you have the time.
• Lastly, true to my word I have been blogging a fair bit over on johngeraci.com, and here are a few recent posts that might interest people at DIYcity:
Actually come to think of it, all of the posts are really pretty applicable to DIYcity, but I'll stop there.
Okay, that's all for now. Might have some news for people in a bit. Or... might not.
Either way, more to come.