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  • 1. Code for Europe brings change agents to your city They help foster innovation And help cities work with commons and technology
  • 2. In 2013 10 fellows worked in 7 cities throughout EU They created 8 apps that are now shared via Github and
  • 3. Join us! Become a host city or a code fellow Go to for more information
  • 4. Change agents Katalin Gallyas Open Innovation Policy Advisor City of Amsterdam
  • 5. 24 hour citizens
  • 6. Tech Gap? City: Citizens: •  Cities are multilayered (hierarchical) , challenged by budget cuts, slow down with urban redesign projects! •  Old procurement structures (vendor lock)! •  General risk averse! •  24 hours connected! •  Changing needs: craving for immediate feed-back from city! •  Want to leverage on the rapid development of Internet tech and social media!
  • 7. Trends that will transform city governance …. !
  • 8. Trends City = Interface
  • 9. Trends Platformism
  • 10. Trends P2P Markets
  • 11. City Governance! Transactions! Citizens!
  • 12. Meet the fellows Alan Meyer Fellow Berlin Ohyoon Kwon Fellow Amsterdam Piotr Steininger Fellow Amsterdam Giovanni Maggini Fellow Amsterdam
  • 13. Lessons learnt Fellowship 2013 Suzanne Heerschop Project Manager Waag Society Anne-Claire Frank Project coordinator City of Amsterdam
  • 14. lessons learnt fellowship 2013 Suzanne Heerschop Project Manager Anne-Claire Frank Coordinator
  • 15. Accelerators Developer hubs Knowledge institutes Innovation labs
  • 16. Getting involved • innovation ecosystem • ‘high and low’ level commitment • coach the ‘challenge holder’
  • 17. Getting started... • mandate to act freely • insight in structure of government • achievable challenges (kiss)
  • 18. Getting results... • 2-for-1 deal • working with developers is fun! • “strange duck in the bite”-effect
  • 19. Getting online... • cities are not app publishers, yet • open source • fellow > coder
  • 20. we code for europe
  • 21. JOIN US! we code for europe
  • 22. we code for europe Europe Commons Paul MacKay Data Technologist NESTA
  • 23. For Software to be Shared, People Have to Know It Exists. (or: “Governments That Work Like The Web”)
  • 24. App Marketplace: Key to Re-Use of Civic Apps
  • 25. How$do$we$apply$this$model$to$ the$Europe? How$can$we$create$a$$distributed$ innova8on$resource$that$ encourages$more$government$to$ government$reuse$of$successful$ applica8ons? How$can$we$start$to$use$systems$ like$this$to$track$effec8veness/ impact$of$digital$applica8ons?$
  • 26. World Bank Sponsoring Reusable Civic Commons Drupal “Distribution”
  • 27. h@p:// 65
  • 28. What$are$the$main$components? Applications Deployments Organizations
  • 29. An “Application” is a working piece of software that serves a particular purpose. App Description Supporting vendors Key features Screenshots Creator Video Logo Related applications Homepage License Source code URL Release Notes Demo URL Taxonomies: Rating Application function Civic sector Tags (free tagging)
  • 30. An “Organization” is a company, government agency, NGO or team that creates, supports or uses applications. Description Members Logo Apps experience Organization type Services Address Taxonomies: Telephone Website Civic sector Tags (free tagging)
  • 31. A “Deployment” is the story of an application being installed for a specific organization and purpose. • Application • Organization that Deployed It • Developers • Narrative Details: What worked well with this deployment? What didn’t? • Website • Location
  • 32. Multilingual
  • 33. Evidence 1. Systematic reviews and meta–analyses 2. RCTs with definitive results 3. RCTs with non–definitive results 4. Cohort studies 5. Case control studies 6. Cross–sectional surveys 7. Case report
  • 34. @europecommons
  • 35. Build a better world we code for europe with apps Steffen Becker CDO Dotopen
  • 36. we code for europe Conclusions