A City The Thinks Like The Web

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Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, keynote speech to the staff, council and mayor of Toronto City Hall during the City of Toronto Web 2.0 Summit.

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A City The Thinks Like The Web

  1. 1. a city that thinks like the web
  2. 2. a city that thinks like the web
  3. 3. a city that thinks like the web
  4. 4. citizen mark surman indian road
  5. 5. my point:
  6. 6. my point: openess and participation created a better internet.
  7. 7. my point: openess and participation created a better internet. they can also create a better city .
  8. 8. openess and participation created a better internet.
  9. 9. openess and participation created a better internet. mozilla helped.
  10. 10. 1998
  11. 11. 1998 mel lastman is mayor toronto amalgamated exxon buys mobil microsoft goes to court france wins the world cup
  12. 12. 1998 mel lastman is mayor toronto amalgamated exxon buys mobil microsoft goes to court france wins the world cup and the web is in danger
  13. 13. 1998 the web is in danger the mozilla project is born
  14. 14. 1998 the web is in danger the mozilla project is born The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness , innovation , and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet.
  15. 15. The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. public benefit
  16. 16. open source
  17. 17. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving open source
  18. 18. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving open source
  19. 19. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving open source
  20. 20. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving open source
  21. 21. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving open source
  22. 22. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving using openness and participation open source
  23. 23. Mike Connor, Developer 1
  24. 24. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60
  25. 25. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s
  26. 26. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s
  27. 27. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+
  28. 28. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+ Daily users 60 million
  29. 29. participate (>180,000,000)
  30. 30. we encouraged people to participate
  31. 31. we encouraged people to participate
  32. 32. we encouraged people to participate
  33. 33. we encouraged people to 1000s of people participate
  34. 34. we encouraged people to $200,000 participate
  35. 35. we encouraged people to a bet on openness participate
  36. 36. we encouraged people to this is the logic of the web participate
  37. 37. we encouraged people to this is how the web thinks participate
  38. 38. we encouraged people to this is how the web thinks it makes the web better participate
  39. 39. this is how the web thinks it makes the web better we encouraged people to participate
  40. 40. we encouraged people to this is how the web thinks it makes the web better participate
  41. 41. we encouraged people to this is how the web thinks it makes the web better participate
  42. 42. this is how the web thinks participate
  43. 43. … to create a better city ? can we ask people to participate
  44. 44. … to create a better city ? online can we ask people to participate
  45. 45. yes!
  46. 46. and it's already happening in cities around the world yes!
  47. 47. example:
  48. 48. www. fixmystreet .com example:
  49. 49. www. fixmystreet .com
  50. 50. www. fixmystreet .com
  51. 51. www. fixmystreet .com
  52. 52. www. fixmystreet .com
  53. 53. very low cost citizen run useful www. fixmystreet .com
  54. 54. very low cost citizen run useful participatory and open www. fixmystreet .com
  55. 55. example:
  56. 56. www. google .com/ transit example:
  57. 57. www. google .com/ transit
  58. 58. www. google .com/ transit
  59. 59. www. google .com/ transit
  60. 60. www. google .com/ transit
  61. 61. useful open mashable www. google .com/ transit
  62. 62. useful open mashable “ It is free - all you need to do is share your data ” www. google .com/ transit
  63. 63. example:
  64. 64. www. appsfordemocracy .org example:
  65. 65. www. appsfordemocracy .org
  66. 66. www. appsfordemocracy .org
  67. 67. www. appsfordemocracy .org
  68. 68. www. appsfordemocracy .org
  69. 69. $20k citizen ideas city benefits www. appsfordemocracy .org
  70. 70. $20k citizen ideas city benefits participatory and open www. appsfordemocracy .org
  71. 71. examples:
  72. 72. examples: futuremelbourne.com.au myttc.ca everyblock.com chidataexchange.net crazedmonkey.com/toronto-transit-map granicus.com diycity.org ubalt.edu/bnia adullact.org govloop.com zelea.com/project/votorola/ change.gov
  73. 73. examples: futuremelbourne.com.au myttc.ca everyblock.com chidataexchange.net crazedmonkey.com/toronto-transit-map granicus.com diycity.org ubalt.edu/bnia adullact.org govloop.com zelea.com/project/votorola/ change.gov
  74. 74. examples: futuremelbourne.com.au myttc.ca everyblock.com chidataexchange.net crazedmonkey.com/toronto-transit-map granicus.com diycity.org ubalt.edu/bnia adullact.org govloop.com zelea.com/project/votorola/ change.gov commonspace.wordpress.com
  75. 75. what do all these sites have in common?
  76. 76. what do all these sites have in common? created by citizens , companies and communities that want a better city
  77. 77. city hall didn't do the heavy lifting what do all these sites have in common? created by citizens, companies and communities that want a better city
  78. 78. city hall didn't do the heavy lifting web 2.0
  79. 79. web 2.0 … is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an architecture of participation and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.
  80. 80. web 2.0 … is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users , while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an architecture of participation and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.
  81. 81. web 2.0 … is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an architecture of participation and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.
  82. 82. participation and openess
  83. 83. represent a huge opportunity to make our city better participation and openess
  84. 84. represent a huge opportunity to make our city better … and city hall doesn't need to do the heavy lifting participation and openess
  85. 85. we just need to start thinking like the web
  86. 86. 3 ideas
  87. 87. 1. open our data . 3 ideas
  88. 88. 1. open our data . transit. library catalogues. community centre schedules. maps. 311. expose it all so the people of Toronto can use it to make a better city. 3 ideas
  89. 89. 1. open our data . transit. library catalogues. community centre schedules. maps. 311 . expose it all so the people of Toronto can use it to make a better city. 3 ideas
  90. 90. 1. open our data . transit. library catalogues. community centre schedules. maps. 311. expose it all so the people of Toronto can use it to make a better city. do it now. 3 ideas
  91. 91. 2. crowdsource info gathering that helps the city. 3 ideas
  92. 92. 2. crowdsource info gathering that helps the city. somebody would have FixMyStreet.to up and running in a week if the Mayor promised to listen. 3 ideas
  93. 93. 2. crowdsource info gathering that helps the city. somebody would have FixMyStreet.to up and running in a week if the Mayor promised to listen. encourage it. 3 ideas
  94. 94. 3. ask for help creating a city that thinks like the web. 3 ideas
  95. 95. 3. ask for help creating a city that thinks like the web. copy Washington, DC's contest strategy. 3 ideas
  96. 96. 3. ask for help creating a city that thinks like the web. copy Washington, DC's contest strategy. launch it at BarCamp. 3 ideas
  97. 97. radical
  98. 98. "... use cutting-edge technologies to create a new level of transparency, accountability, and participation for citizens." radical
  99. 99. "... use cutting-edge technologies to create a new level of transparency, accountability, and participation for citizens." http://change.gov/agenda/technology_agenda/ radical
  100. 100. we can make a city that thinks like the web
  101. 101. you just need to ask us to help we can make a city that thinks like the web
  102. 102. mark surman executive director mozilla foundation [email_address] this deck @ www.slideshare.net/msurman
  103. 103. By Sam Javanrouh Creative Commons BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/205482483/sizes/l/ By RadioSpike Creative Commons BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiospike/489297518/in/set-72157600190096055/ By Sam Javanrouh Creative Commons BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/254666400/

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