About

Luke Fretwell is an entrepreneur and writer focused on civics, technology and innovation.

He is the founder of the civic technology blog GovFresh, called the “TechCrunch of Gov 2.0″ and named one of the “50 Must-Read Federal Government IT Blogs” by StateTech magazine.

For the past 15 years, he has helped startups and early-stage businesses find their footing and grow into successful entrepreneurial ventures.

His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, O’Reilly Radar, TechPresident, among others.

Random fact: He received “Cover Concept” credit for Bruce Schneier’s “Liars and Outliers.”

He graduated from George Mason University with degrees in international relations and government & politics. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the university’s student newspaper, Broadside, where, under his leadership, the paper received its first national Associated Collegiate Press awards.

He was born in Alabama, raised in Virginia and now lives in California.

Press

The Man from Google Who Came to Fix Federal IT Still Doesn’t Have His Own Website, NextGov

4 Cities Jumpstart Civic Tech Solutions with CityCamp, Government Technology

Picking up the open-gov torch, Federal Computer Weekly

A Guide for Making Innovation Offices Work, IBM Center for the Business of Government

With appointment after appointment, Google’s ideas are taking hold in D.C., The Washington Post

Free the Data: The Debate Over APIs and Open Government, TechPresident

3 Cities Finding New Ways To Open Up Government With Technology, Fast Company

Civic Tech Forecast: 2014, Code for America

San Francisco looks to tap into the open data economy, O’Reilly Radar

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Commit To Using Tech For Greater Transparency, TechPresident

Why the next SF mayor needs to understand open government, Huffington Post

How CityCamp became an open source brand, opensource.com

Harnessing the Civic Surplus for Open Government, Huffington Post

How do we get government to share data?, O’Reilly Radar

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