D.C. and Moscow to host bilateral open government codeathon

In less than two weeks, there will be an unprecedented bilateral codeathon between the United States and Russia held in both Washington, D.C. and Moscow, Russia.

The event will last between September 24 at 9AM until September 25 at 5:00 PM and will be held at American University in D.C. and in the offices of Yandex in Moscow.

More details coming soon.

For now, check out Code4Country.org and submit your ideas for civic applications that can help make Russian civil society stronger, solve problems for citizens and enable more government transparency,

Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior on technology and business in Russia

Last month, I interviewed Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior about technology, gov 2.0 and open government. In the excerpt below, we talk about technology and business in Russia. Warrior traveled to Russia this past winter on a TechDel with the State Department, looking for connections through digital diplomacy.

I’m very much looking forward to her conversation with Tim O’Reilly at the Gov 2.0 Summit on private sector lessons that translate to the public sector next week. I’ll be posting more excerpts from our interview at Radar on Monday.