Hack the Government - SIX Spring School 2011 Presentation

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Hack the Government - SIX Spring School 2011 Presentation

  1. 1. powerless, lost in the crowd, politically numb
  2. 2. “ There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes” - Benjamin Franklin
  3. 3. Hacking tax forms
  4. 12. What we do
  5. 13. Events: Theme based hackdays
  6. 14. “ A barcamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment . It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event.”
  7. 15. The application building track
  8. 16. <ul><li>Web application building formula </li></ul><ul><li>An idea for an application </li></ul><ul><li>Some data </li></ul><ul><li>3. A bit of web programming code x some sleek visual design = freshly baked sometimes working/ (often not) web prototype !! </li></ul>
  9. 20. Data driven news
  10. 21. Data driven news
  11. 23. Newspaper club
  12. 24. Political Process focused projects
  13. 25. Political Process focused projects
  14. 26. Data visualization helps explain complex systems
  15. 27. Travel times, property prices
  16. 28. National data catalogs
  17. 29. National data catalog NL in production
  18. 30. Go linked data, go open data!
  19. 31. 43 apps submitted
  20. 32. Reaching new sub-geek communities
  21. 33. Apps for Space
  22. 34. School of data journalism
  23. 35. Closing thoughts
  24. 38. Participatory Budgeting is an apolitical, non-ideological instrument of participatory governance
  25. 39. Rise of crypto-currencies
  26. 41. Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharkbait/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/knolleary_papercamp http://www.flickr.com/photos/scraplab/4016849260/ http://www.geekologie.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/daleremote http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Contact Who: JAMES BURKE Site : www.hackdeoverheid.nl Twitter : @hackdeoverheid Site : www.lifesized.net Twitter : @lifesized Email: james@hackdeoverheid.nl THANKS

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