The OpenGov Foundation, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., is opening an office in Wichita.
The foundation is working with city officials to increase community engagement and create an open data policy that will help ensure the public has access to public information.
The foundation has hired two senior developers: Seth Etter, who organizes community groups including devICT, a software development meet-up group, and Open Wichita, a civic hacking and open data initiative; and Tanner Doshier, who graduated from Wichita State University.
The foundation’s local office will be at The Labor Party, a co-working space at 216 N. Mosley. The new office will allow the local OpenGov team to put down official roots for the organization and host events and in-person meetings.