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Presentation slides to a small informal talk given at Barcamp Gov NL

Presentation slides to a small informal talk given at Barcamp Gov NL

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  • 1. “ There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes” Benjamin Franklin
  • 2. Some insights from hacking tax-forms
  • 3. Back in 2003
  • 4. I feel powerless, anonymous – I’m lost in a crowd
  • 5. I’m feeling really disconnected - Government feels far away
  • 6. There’s gotta be a way out of this…Let’s hack something together
  • 7. Tax Choice Hmm, let’s give me some money to spend on taxes!
  • 8. Tax Report And now those gov people better tell me where they spent my cash!
  • 9. That was all back in 2003, what does it mean to me now?
  • 10. Maybe back then I just needed to get more involved with people
  • 11. With that behind me and many new friends what can we learn from forms?
  • 12. Here’s how I think tax choice and tax report can help out being a citizen
  • 13. Transparency: It shows where individual tax contributions go.
  • 14. Transparency: It shows where individual tax contributions go.
  • 15. It starts a conversation: “tax-choice” engages people. Where did you spend yours?
  • 16. Simplicity: Show what numbers mean
  • 17. Learn: Provides social glue to inform people about running gov. projects
  • 18. lifesizedATgmail.com www.lifesized.net James Burke Thanks!