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Introduction keynote to HackDemocracy

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Introduction keynote to the first HackDemocracy meetup that took place in Brussels on Thursday 16th of December 2010. …

Introduction keynote to the first HackDemocracy meetup that took place in Brussels on Thursday 16th of December 2010.

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  • 1. BrusselsDecember 16, 2010
  • 2. Special thanks• @ramonsuarez + @betagroup• @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. “Pirate Party, Wikileaks & the Anonymous” By @jurgenvoltaren2. “Open data in public-private partnerships: how citizens can become true watchdogs” By @jonvanparys from @WheresMyVillo3. “iRail: using openData to provide a better service to SNCB/MMBS commuters” By @pietercolpaert4. “TweetYourMep.eu: Connecting citizens to MEPs all over Europe” By @acoomans5. “Coming up: 2010/0274” By @teirdes
  • 18. Hackathon• After the meetup (9pm)• Make an app/website/something before sun rises• Democracy related
  • 19. Donations• To cover beers and pizzas (~€200) THANK YOU
  • 20. What’s next?• WANTED: Organizer for #HackDemocracy Brussels (@HackDemocracyEU)• Opening new chapters ‣ San Francisco (@HackDemocracySF) ‣ Washington DC (@HackDemocracyDC) ‣ ...
  • 21. Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracy• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracy
  • 22. Special thanks• @ramonsuarez + @betagroup• @jeremylv• Today’s @presenters• @you
  • 23. Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracy• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracy• Contact me: @xdamman

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