Brighter than ever: Looking back on TransparencyCamp 2015


It’s been a little more than one week since we’ve packed up Wallace the robot, dismantled The Wall and stowed every last bit of swag from our annual opengov unconference, TransparencyCamp — and we’re still feeling inspired by our community’s commitment, enthusiasm and drive for a more accountable democracy.

While TCamp15 was different than those that came before it, it still brought together journalists, civic hackers, policymakers and folks from all walks of life to share their knowledge, think up new ideas and create unique tools — all with the goal of making government more open. Whether it was a crowded session room, a quick chat by the coffee hub or one of the engaging lightning talks, the level of dialogue and debate about open data and transparency at this year’s TCamp was expansive and inclusive — and it was all made possible by you! Unconferences truly are fueled by the attendees, and we couldn’t have asked for a more passionate and dedicated group to champion the cause of opengov.

With those memories still buzzing through our heads, we wanted to share some things that will help all of you relive the awesomeness of TCamp15. (Or, if you couldn’t make it, see what you missed!)

Enjoy! And if you’d like to keep the conversation going, check out the #TCamp15 hashtag on Twitter. Until next year!