Luke Fretwell is an entrepreneur, writer and designer focused on civics, technology and innovation.
He is the founder of the popular 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. Recent companies he’s worked with include NuCivic, CivicActions and Inspire.com and others.
His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, O’Reilly Radar, TechPresident, among others.
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.
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
Interior gets green light for Drupal consolidation initiative, Federal Computer Weekly
Free the Data: The Debate Over APIs and Open Government, TechPresident
Civic Tech Forecast: 2014, Code for America
San Francisco looks to tap into the open data economy, O’Reilly Radar
Why the next SF mayor needs to understand open government, Huffington Post
Civic technology issues explode onto the SF scene, Gov 2.0 Radio
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
Get Ready for Gov 2.0 Hero Day!, Federal News Radio
Growing the Gov 2.0 Movement, Gov 2.0 Radio
Keeping Gov 2.0 fresh, Steve Radick
GovLoop Member of the Week, GovLoop
Gov 2.0 Community Building, Gov 2.0 Radio
GovFresh, Sunlight Foundation