High-powered folks helping voters make policy

Acquia Inc. is the enterprise Guide to Drupal, helping organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Acquia products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk.

The ID/Dataweb attribute service platform has incorporated the current best practices implementing OpenID Connect protocols using Oauth 2.0 and JSON web tokens to bind the relationship between real-world and electronic identities. Google, I/DW are building an initial demo of a model called Street Identity using the Street Identity API model. Using an OpenID services of an Identity Provider (IDP), web applications can hand off User authentication tasks to the IDP. This feature frees Relying Party (RP) from having to manage log-in information and security measures, and also avoids forcing Users to set up yet another login account. NewGov is one of the first platforms to integrate these services.

Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. Esri is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration.
Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.

Janrain helps organizations succeed on the social web with its user management platform – a suite of products to improve user acquisition and build engagement. Janrain Engage provides social login and social sharing to enable a user to login with an existing account from over 20 different networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google, as well as share activities from the site to their social networks.
Janrain Capture is a turnkey registration and social data storage solution. Janrain Federate provides single sign-on functionality to extend a brand's online ecosystem. Janrain customers include industry leaders such as Universal Music Group, MTV Networks, AMC Networks, Postmedia Network, Ning, Kodak, NPR, Sears and Citysearch. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon.

Kynetx provides a development platform for context automation that is the first of its kind. The platform uses Kynetx Network Services to supply tools to developers to create context-aware applications that can run on a multitude of devices, including browsers, mobile phones, and desktops.

Our partnership with North Line GIS allows NewGov to offer a serious enterprise-grade mapping service for locating constituents on political jurisdictions. Northline was was established in 2006 and is a full service GIS Consulting firm located in Breckenridge, CO. We are an Esri® business partner since 2007  focused on delivering GIS Solutions not only to clients in Colorado but across the US. North Line GIS uses Esri® software for our GIS platform and MARS software from Merrick for LiDAR data manipulation.
We also employ a full range of field collection tools for high accuracy GPS units paired with Laser Technology Inc Laser Rangefinders. When things don't match up, North Line GIS has application developers who can fix any issue. We offer a variety of custom application developments including ArcGIS Server.  Having the right tools at our disposal allows North Line GIS, LLC to deliver efficient and cost effective solutions to the client.

Imagine a world where every citizen feels empowered and part of their neighborhood. Imagine if everyone trusted and felt taken care of by their local government. We know there are already a lot of involved citizens and hard-working local authorities and service people. We seek to use the power of the internet to bring them closer together and reach even more people.
The founders of SeeClickFix live in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Planet Earth. We love our home (in fact one of our founders is well known for designing and selling a local-pride T-shirt) and at the same time we know that any community can be improved. The most avid users of SeeClickFix will be those that love their home.
A few local governments have enough sophistication to run functional websites or 311 hot lines. Most do not have the resources to do much more than brochure-ware. Our site is a place for citizens from anywhere to give their local government a website that tracks local issues. No set-up time. No hiring consultants to study the issue.

Cierra Creative is the one-person design studio of Carrie Benzschawel. Carrie seeks to ensure that every one of her clients receives a web or print design package that looks phenomenal, is highly professional, and is created specifically for them. Prior to becoming a full time designer, Carrie worked for over a decade in the nonprofit sector where she ran online communication programs and helped manage issue advocacy campaigns for organizations like Peace Action and Planned Parenthood of Illinois. She has also worked as a capacity builder, helping community-based nonprofits bolster their fundraising and communications abilities. Samples of Carrie’s work are available at cierracreative.com.