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  • Director of Sunlight Labs We’re the open source technology group of the Sunlight Foundation The Sunlight Foundation focuses on using the Internet to make Congress and the Executive branch of Government more transparent and accountable.

Sunlight Foundation Web 2 Expo Presentation Sunlight Foundation Web 2 Expo Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Hello I’m Clay Johnson I direct Sunlight Labs
    • The Landscape
    • The Problems
    • 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
  • http://wubbahed.com /
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  • 2. Transparency Opens Markets
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  • 3. Transparency Saves Lives
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  • Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing Due to Strangulation Hazard
  • The Problem
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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.
  • Issue Movement
  • 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
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  • 4. Visualize Data
  • Visualizations Tell Stories
  • 5. +1 Our Community
  • join [email_address]
  • wiki wiki.sunlightlabs.com
  • Steal This Presentation sunlightlabs.com/ignitepresentation
  • Thank You! twitter : cjoh SunlightLabs.com/ignitepresentation