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Opening Government

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My presentation on open government technology for a IREX accountability and transparency briefing in Washington, DC

My presentation on open government technology for a IREX accountability and transparency briefing in Washington, DC

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  • 1. Opening GovernmentAlex Howard, O’Reilly MediaAs prepared for a August 2011 transparency and accountability panel for IREX
  • 2. We spread the knowledge of innovators around the world.
  • 3. Technology publishing
  • 4. Integrated media and conferences
  • 5. Online publishing at Radar
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  • 8. In the 1990s, government and civil society spread the Internet globally
  • 9. In the 2000s, mobile phones and social networking connected us ever more
  • 10. In the 2010s, big data will change everything again.
    Image Credit: Real Time Rome from Senseable.MIT.edu
  • 11. Data powers Web 2.0
  • 12. Open data allows citizens to be generative in new ways
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  • 14. Platforms for citizens to self-organize
    Image Credit: ITO World
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  • 18. For online users, government is increasingly participatory
    “Nearly one-quarter of online Americans have participated in the broader online debate over government issues by publishing their own commentary or media”
    -Pew Internet and Life Project, 2010
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  • 20. Technology to support civil society
    Small pieces, loosely joined
    Build simple systems, to begin
    Explore open platforms, not just finished applications
    Document and train as you go, to share the knowledge
  • 21.
  • 22. a civic stack
    Helping governments open their code
    Documenting technologies, practices, and policies
    Building community
  • 23. A hybrid data future?
    Open government data platforms
    Commercial industry data
    Social data and crisis data
    Citizen and media “scraped” or leaked data
    Edited by civic developers, data journalists and entrepreneurs as new watchdogs
  • 24. Makers and open source hardware
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  • 26. Find me:
    Alex@oreilly.com
    @digiphile
    radar.oreilly.com/alexh

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