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Introduction to the first HackDemocracy meetup in San Francisco

Introduction to the first HackDemocracy meetup in San Francisco

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  • 1. San FranciscoJanuary 24, 2010
  • 2. Special thanks• @dkords, @sferik• @jeremylv (logo)• @Today’s presenters• @you
  • 3. What’s a hacker?
  • 4. “A community of enthusiast computer programmers and systems designers, ...” (wikipedia)
  • 5. Hackersdo great things
  • 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8KVOe_y08
  • 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8KVOe_y08
  • 8. fun
  • 9. but does it really make the world move forward?
  • 10. Meet Democracy...
  • 11. http://mps-expenses.guardian.co.uk/
  • 12. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/ff_311_new_york/all/1 via @eschnou
  • 13. ... and change the world
  • 14. A community
  • 15. PEOPLEin public institutionsand Hackersdefining togetherthe future of ourDemocracies
  • 16. We celebrate innovations for more democracy
  • 17. Today’s presentations1. @CodeForAmerica (by @pahlkadot)2. @CircleVoting: Building a Social Ballot, by @oliverjesse3. ScraperWiki: (by @maxogden) Scrapping public data in browser or how to turn government websites into public APIs4. VoteReports.org: Open system of politician report cards5. ShortStack: (by @danmelton) CrunchBase for open sources projects used by govs
  • 18. Format5mn + 5mnpresentation Q &A
  • 19. Today’s presentations1. @CodeForAmerica (by @sferik)2. @CircleVoting: Building a Social Ballot, by @oliverjesse3. ScraperWiki: (by @maxogden) Scrapping public data in browser or how to turn government websites into public APIs4. VoteReports.org: Open system of politician report cards5. ShortStack: (by @danmelton) CrunchBase for open sources projects used by govs
  • 20. What’s next?• Next meetup: next month• Looking for presenters• Opening new chapters ‣ Brussels (@HackDemocracyEU) ‣ San Francisco (@HackDemocracySF) ‣ Washington DC (@HackDemocracyDC) ‣ ...
  • 21. Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracySF• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracySF• Contact me: @xdamman