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  • 1. Government on Rails Is agile government an oxymoron? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 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. What is open government? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 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. 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. Who does 1.0 empower? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 7. Politicians Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 8. Contractors Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 9. Media titans Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 10. The rich Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 11. Bureaucrats Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 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. 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. Who does Gov 2.0 empower? Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 15. Digitally savvy Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 16. You Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 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. What can I do? Build an App Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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  • 22. What can I do? Analyze the data Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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  • 24. photo by Scott Eklund/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 25. What can I do? Attend #Gov20BOF Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 26. What can I do? Buy Open Government when O’Reilly publishes it Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • 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. Daniel Lathrop daniel.lathrop@gmail.com 206.718.0349 http://www.linkstainedwretch.com http://invw.org Tuesday, May 5, 2009