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Tree in a globeBy Stephanie Hazlitt and Andy Teucher, the Environmental Reporting BC team

Environmental Reporting BC has published code in GitHub. We are a pathfinder project in the BCDevExchange, an experiment led by the Province of B.C. intended to create space for collaboration and innovation between tech entrepreneurs and British Columbia’s public sector.

Scrum_task_boardBy Paul Roberts, Product Owner – The BCDevExchange Team

The BCDevExchange development team has adopted the Agile Methodology and Lean startup theory. To better guide our development work we are inviting users to join in with us and become part of the BCDevExchange community.

By Todd Wilson, Senior Enterprise Architect, Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Province of British Columbia has joined GitHub as part of the BCDevExchange experiment. The Province has set up an organisation on GitHub where all of the Province’s open collaboration will be housed. If you don’t know it, no worries—GitHub is a social software coding service that lets people keep track of different versions of what they are making, typically software code. It supports comments, document management, and feature requests.

Picture of compassBy David Hume, Executive Director, Citizen Engagement, (@dbhume)

One of the reasons it’s exciting to be part of the BCDevExchange project is that it’s a journey—we know where we want to go, but what we find along the way is still to be discovered.

By Peter Watkins, Executive Director, Commercialization Initiatives, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships Division, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

What if brilliant developers could use real-time data feeds to create mobile phone transit apps to locate moving buses?