Government on Rails
                       Is agile government an oxymoron?




Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Daniel Lathrop
               • Chief Data Evangelist for InvestigateWest
               • Investigative Reporter
        ...
What is open
                       government?


Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Open Government 1.0
               • “Open” Records and Meetings
               • Most reforms in 1910s (progressive era) ...
Professional Citizenship
               • Professional journalists monitor
               • Professional lobbyists represe...
Who does 1.0
                        empower?


Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Politicians

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Contractors

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Media titans

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The rich

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Bureaucrats

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Open Government 2.0
               • Participation is in real time
               • Data are released in real-time
       ...
The age of the amateurs
               • Bloggers monitor
               • Interest groups go grassroots
               • ...
Who does Gov 2.0
                         empower?


Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Digitally savvy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
You




Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Challenges

               • MSM used to fight for OG, now it’s broke
               • Policymakers will be happy to create...
What can I do?


                          Build an App




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What can I do?


                         Analyze the data




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photo by Scott Eklund/Seattle Post-Intelligencer




Tuesday, May 5, 2009
What can I do?


                        Attend #Gov20BOF




Tuesday, May 5, 2009
What can I do?


        Buy Open Government when O’Reilly publishes it




Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Photo of Rupert Murdoch courtesy of
                         World Economic Forum on flickr

                         Photo...
Daniel Lathrop
                          daniel.lathrop@gmail.com

                                206.718.0349

         ...
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Gov 2 0 Transparency Collaboration And Participation In Practice Presentation

  1. 1. Government on Rails Is agile government an oxymoron? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  2. 2. Daniel Lathrop • Chief Data Evangelist for InvestigateWest • Investigative Reporter • Data journalist • Political junky • DB developer for Web • Computational Journalism Consultant Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  3. 3. What is open government? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  4. 4. Open Government 1.0 • “Open” Records and Meetings • Most reforms in 1910s (progressive era) or 1970s (post-Watergate) • Everything is after-the-fact • Consumer model of citizenship • Government only releases requested info Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  5. 5. Professional Citizenship • Professional journalists monitor • Professional lobbyists represent interests • Professional policy makers draft policies • Professional politicos run campaigns • Professional politicians serve in office • Professional PRs spin everything Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  6. 6. Who does 1.0 empower? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  7. 7. Politicians Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  8. 8. Contractors Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  9. 9. Media titans Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  10. 10. The rich Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  11. 11. Bureaucrats Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  12. 12. Open Government 2.0 • Participation is in real time • Data are released in real-time • Public involved in decision making • Asynchronous • Anyone can participate • Transparent Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  13. 13. The age of the amateurs • Bloggers monitor • Interest groups go grassroots • Wiki-policy making • Campaigns are social networks • Incumbency is less powerful • People tell their own stories Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  14. 14. Who does Gov 2.0 empower? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  15. 15. Digitally savvy Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  16. 16. You Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  17. 17. Challenges • MSM used to fight for OG, now it’s broke • Policymakers will be happy to create Potemkin openness • The digital divide is nothing to laugh at • Politics is a dirty business Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  18. 18. What can I do? Build an App Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  19. 19. Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  20. 20. Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  21. 21. Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  22. 22. What can I do? Analyze the data Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  23. 23. Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  24. 24. photo by Scott Eklund/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  25. 25. What can I do? Attend #Gov20BOF Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  26. 26. What can I do? Buy Open Government when O’Reilly publishes it Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  27. 27. Photo of Rupert Murdoch courtesy of World Economic Forum on flickr Photo of the Bill courtesy of World Economic Forum on flickr Photo of bureaucrats used without permission from the Ocala Star Banner Photo of Beth Noveck, Jay Rosen and David G. Post courtesy of Joi on flickr Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  28. 28. Daniel Lathrop daniel.lathrop@gmail.com 206.718.0349 http://www.linkstainedwretch.com http://invw.org Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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