Nakeva Corothers

  • commented on 99 ATMs ... Those With Fees Ain't One 2011-12-04 00:00:45 -0500
    This is interesting and often good knowledge to have, especially coming form a military background
  • endorsed 2011-11-17 02:35:20 -0500

    Structured Open Data Campaign - Sign On!

    Update May 31, 2012:

    This bill, SB 1002, passsed 34-0 out of the California Senate today! Here is the statement from Sen. Leland Yee, the bill's author.
    "The Senate Appropriations committee today recognized the need for government agencies to deliver information to the public in an efficient, modern format," said Jim Ewert, General Counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers Association. "SB 1002 will set the benchmark for transparency and government oversight in the 21st century."

    UPDATE Feb. 7, 2012:

    Sen. Yee's office is working on SB 1002 and the language is still in draft. Open government and open data advocates are encouraged to comment, and I am helping organizing a meeting with the Senator for the week of Feb. 20 in San Francisco.

    Here's the FAQ on SB 1002 (pdf)

    And here's the draft bill text for SB 1002 (pdf)

    Comments meant for official consideration should be directed to Alicia Lewis, 


    Open data in San Francisco, the state of California, and throughout much of the U.S. and the world remains hobbled by a lack of legal definition. San Francisco's own open data law, for example, is posted online by the Board of Supervisors as a non-searchable PDF. On December 10-11, at the winter CityCampSF Hackathon, Gov 2.0 advocates will publicly launch an advocacy campaign to institute an open data standard in San Francisco municipal and California state law. The primary goal of this advocacy will be to achieve a clear and reasonable definition of open data for all materials required by law to be published online.

    Please join us in endorsing this advocacy campaign, and encourage your friends and legislators to sign on as well.

    Use our recruiting tools to rally your friends to this important cause.

    For more backgound on open data laws, check out Civic Commons - Data Policy Policy; and Open Standards Policy.

    For another definition of open data online that we will consider, see the CityCamp model Open Government directive, which describes open data as being published online in an "open format that can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed, sorted, searched, and reused by commonly used Web search applications and commonly used software."

    This legislation should also encompass the goals of increased transparency in responses to SF Sunshine Ordinance requests and California Public Records Act requests - documents released in an electronic format after implementation of this ordinance would have to follow its standards of accessibility.

    Machine-readability: Data should be published in structured formats easily processed by machines/software.


  • commented on 2011-09-19 15:13:42 -0400 is a great application and I have seen people use it with success. I like the layout of your tips which gives me a different perspective on campaigns overall.
  • commented on California Laws Hackathon 2011-09-18 01:34:36 -0400
    You are always doing cool things Adriel! Its interesting to see a little about this project. I looked for code examples on their wiki to see what they were “hacking.” Is this part of the Gov2.0 projects in CA?
  • commented on Gov 2.0 Meets Journalism 2.0 in K12 News Network's Citizen Engagement Project 2011-08-23 01:55:36 -0400
    Amazing work! Happy to find this information and resource before a new school year. The Matt Damon video was priceless to argue something I have stated several times in the last few months and really for a while now. Wishing the best of things to come for K12NN.
  • commented on Empire Avenue [X] Bar 'Happy 24 Hours' 2011-08-23 01:27:48 -0400
    Love the idea Adriel, and thanks Felissa! Its an interesting time of year heading into fall. There are numerous major events, s, holidays ahead. Nice to have a space to share the real side of social minus the media and scores as I have seen in only a few places.
  • tagged Edward Nehls' Nonprofits in DC I'm helping through Social Media with Important 2011-08-17 00:04:46 -0400

    Nonprofits in DC I'm helping through Social Media

    There are numerous nonprofits I am working with in the next few months that could use the assistance of social media savvy users for tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ sharing. The has asked for my help as the social media chair for the annual gala . I need volunteers to tweet now and up to the night of the event to get donations through Twitter. They are also looking for a mobile app to accept donations so people can tweet a number to make donations. Current options they have reviewed cost more than their budget can allow for a nonprofit. If interested in donating tweets to help me on the social media side from now through Nov 11th, please contact me on @Nakeva.

    I will also be working with @PixelProject for a photography locally but need photographers from everywhere to join in and participate in their local town. Take a portrait session, charge a discounted fee and at minimum, donate $10 to Pixel Project and/or a local nonprofit of the same type. Let me know on @Nakeva if interested.

    Also working with UNHCR and the #BlueKey project. A $5 purchase of a blue key pendant and an option to join the ranks of the #BlueKey Champions would be awesome! They need blog posts, videos, tweets etc. using the hashtag. Purchases are small donations and will go to their programs helping refugees. There is a sign up and I can get anyone started. Again contact me on @Nakeva.

    Social media for social good is great when backed by an enthusastic and engaged community. Your help and suggestions are welcome!

  • commented on August in Adriel Nation 2011-08-17 00:02:33 -0400
    Congrats on the Social Media Monthly writing spot and all the great projects you are pulling together here. Leading by example, innovating by community.
  • commented on Bio 2011-08-16 23:52:01 -0400
    Love that Crosses of Lafayette photo! Content coming along beautifully on this site Adriel.
  • commented on Acquisition 2.0 2011-08-16 22:18:02 -0400
    Is there a specific link to information?
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