Sunlight Foundation Web 2 Expo PresentationPresentation Transcript
Hello I’m Clay Johnson I direct Sunlight Labs
How you Can Help
“ transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
“ it's time for open government, transparency , and it's a time for results .”
“ The Internet is an incredible vehicle for transparency , honest leadership and open government.”
“ Ethics and transparency are not election year buzz words; they are the obligations of democracy and the duties of honorable public service”
Keep the Majority
Take Back the Majority
Holy Crap! HOORAY!
1. Transparency Makes Healthier Government
2. Transparency Opens Markets
3. Transparency Saves Lives
Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing Due to Strangulation Hazard
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We Open By Using
community of 466 (so far)
We Need Your Help
Coding > Consensus
We don’t have much time.
1. Be an Organizer
1. Make Sure People Know Each Other’s Names.
2. Move them into the Physical Space
3. Make Specific Requests, but check your ego.
Convene a Hackathon in Your Area photo: grrrr.org
2. Parse A State
More Local = More Listening
More Local = Less Technology
3. Redesign an Agency
4. Visualize Data
Visualizations Tell Stories
5. +1 Our Community
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