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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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Introduction keynote to HackDemocracy Introduction keynote to HackDemocracy Presentation Transcript

  • BrusselsDecember 16, 2010
  • Special thanks• @ramonsuarez + @betagroup• @jeremylv (logo)• @Today’s presenters• @you
  • What’s a hacker? View slide
  • “A community of enthusiast computer programmers and systems designers, ...” (wikipedia) View slide
  • Hackersdo great things
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8KVOe_y08
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8KVOe_y08
  • fun
  • but does it really make the world move forward?
  • Meet Democracy...
  • http://mps-expenses.guardian.co.uk/
  • http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/ff_311_new_york/all/1 via @eschnou
  • ... and change the world
  • A community
  • PEOPLEin public institutionsand Hackersdefining togetherthe future of ourDemocracies
  • We celebrate innovations for more democracy
  • 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
  • Hackathon• After the meetup (9pm)• Make an app/website/something before sun rises• Democracy related
  • Donations• To cover beers and pizzas (~€200) THANK YOU
  • What’s next?• WANTED: Organizer for #HackDemocracy Brussels (@HackDemocracyEU)• Opening new chapters ‣ San Francisco (@HackDemocracySF) ‣ Washington DC (@HackDemocracyDC) ‣ ...
  • Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracy• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracy
  • Special thanks• @ramonsuarez + @betagroup• @jeremylv• Today’s @presenters• @you
  • Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracy• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracy• Contact me: @xdamman