• Regulating the Internet

    Regulating the Internet is a worldwide challenge. Developing legislation in this area seems impossible, but is it necessary to regulate the Internet? If yes, to what extent should we do it and what would be the purpose of this regulation? If not, how can we ensure the safety of every person that connects to the Internet and how can we preserve and restore order after various unwanted events?

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  • flux.gov.ro

    The “Smart City” Association alongside Romanian Government and Timisoara City Hall invites you to a technical workshop of implementation of an IT project.

    The project title is “Civic Call”with the objective of facilitating access to information and public debate and to attract more citizens in decision making process, especially the younger generation accustomed to an efficient flow of information and easy to access.

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    City Events

    As promised in the previous article I returned with descriptions of the projects that we propose for the Hackathon that will be held October 17-19, HackTm.

    Our community is working on a first project for the citizens of Timisoara. This project, called ‘City Events’ will give users a centralized platform for planning, promotion and booking cultural sites from Timisoara. The project will use multiple datasets Open Data type, being the first project in Romania that demonstrate the utility of using this type of public data.

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    City Solutions

    The second project we propose to HackTM is called City Solutions. We imagine a platform through which citizens can both send notifications and suggestions for improvement, to public authorities, to resolve.

    Through referrals, we refer to those who are not immediate emergency (112), but there are situations occurring in the city and require the interventionof the public authorities at a time. In this category we can include holes in the asphalt, graffiti appeared overnight on a building or fence, or broken public bulbs.

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    4 SMART projects for our city

    HackTM, probably the biggest event of software development in Romania will take place at the Regional Business Center (CRAFT), within 17 to 19 October 2014. It is time to start some projects proposed by members of Smart City and validated by local authorities. Two such projects have already been introduced in previous articles and you can find them on the Smart City blog.

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  • About teamwork

    Besides Smart City and Startup Hub ,there is another “guilty one ” for what promises to be a record hackaton for Romania, namely the Coalition for Open Data. You know us already, but about the coalition you may not have heard, so you need to know them.

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    HackTM

    Autumn is the time to harvest the crop! The period in which people are being rewarded for their work over the summer. And like hardworking people who we are, the volunteers from Smart City worked to bring the community to the next level. One of the fruits of our work was becoming a “non-governmental association” and registering in the Register of Associations and Foundations. Consequently, it was a rich harvest because we became Association Smart City! In our efforts to contribute something, no matter how little, to create a better world, we were often confrunted by the fact that we did not have a legal form. This changed, and in the future we hope to attract resources to support the development of smart cities and our first city on the map is Timișoara!

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    HackTM was smart!

    HackTM,the largest hackathon in Romania, has ended. It is time to visualize the efforts before the event, ideas, work and results over the three days, and how these results will be used in the future. We will not make an analysis of the entire hackathon, only of the Smart City category , which the Smart City Association managed along with its partners.

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  • Publishing, Reusing and Aggregating Information

    The non-rival nature of the information allows its reuse without losing its essence, so the information does not change the substance of it’s first use. Of course, one can say that the exclusive use of a data set is a value in itself. But this value does not necessarily become the essence of information as the exclusive nature of the use. The same can be applied in reverse, the idea that information is a higher valued source as it is used more.

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  • flux.gov.ro hackathonul conclusions

    The 13 – 14 of September weekend is the date of the first hackathon facilitated by Smart City Association and we are very happy it went well. The hackathon was organized at the initiative of the Ministry for Information Society in collaboration with the Municipality of Timisoara.

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