OPen Govt
the trip to transparency
OPEN
Maybe not as open
We wanna
  help!
what I want!
US




geeky
Them




businessy
when we
try to copy
    them
what we want
       to be
implementation
what
                        we can
                       actually
                        achieve




how to convince th...
what we need
   to find
Connection
EAR understanding
take away fear




fear makes people stupid - lizard brain and all
how to make open govt
safe for bureaucracies
we want to
                                                       find more
                                              ...
safety notice that it is a child...
Teaching



       • Weekend
         Workshop
       • best
         practices
       • examples
how to show them we are
       listening...
SOFTWARE!
implementation
BORING
seriously boring...
Stop interpreting
let us do the interpreting
I want US
to do this!
For BIL




• An example...
http://budgetwiki.com
GO EDIt
   it!
NOw!
Seriously dude
   its a wiki
it can’t be
that scary
you have thumbs!
So what do we need?




• Data
data


• simple as a MYSQL dump
• Paragraph notation please
• just give it to us
• (and try not to change the
  format too...
Paragraph Permalinks



• http://domain/folder/file/
  paragraph/day/time
• (do we trust them?)
Versioning/ History




• http://domain/folder/file/
  daytime#path to paragraph
permalinks




• and semantic web
• think about it...
diffs aka changes




• we could tag the diff
• cite and document them
legislation



• paragraph notation
• Scalable
• localizable
additional documentation



 • like wikipedia style
 • citations
 • cross links
 • PEer Review
Who are you?



• Free and open Social network
• Federation of Social networks
• DISO, OAUTH, OpenID, OpenSocial
Anon




• who wants to do this one?
• oooooh BRAD!
http://whitehouse.wikia.com
We need a better interface!



  • ease of use
  • findability
  • tags
  • Reputation
Participate



• http://whitehouse.wikia.com
• http://budgetwiki.com
• http://leagueoftechvoters.org
you have thumbs!
“Fantasy budget”
Credits:

•Grand Canyon
•http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikemcd/539914172/sizes/o/
•http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/...
•ori in a suit
•http://www.flickr.com/photos/ori/3165813156/sizes/l/
•mod suit
•http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/...
•Bob's Cartoon on TFB
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakley/3237753037/

•Bat ears
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robparkin/3...
• http://www.openbudgetindex.org/

• http://octo.dc.gov/octo/site/default.asp

• http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/

• http:...
This Prezo is
listed under




   http://www.slideshare.net/Silona
How to contact me?

   Well google
     “Silona”

    Silona.com
 wiki.silona.org
silona@gmail.com

  (512) 750-9220
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Presentation about budgetwiki.com that I gave at http://2009.bilconference.com/ in Jan 2009

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Bil conference jan 2009

  1. 1. OPen Govt the trip to transparency
  2. 2. OPEN
  3. 3. Maybe not as open
  4. 4. We wanna help!
  5. 5. what I want!
  6. 6. US geeky
  7. 7. Them businessy
  8. 8. when we try to copy them
  9. 9. what we want to be
  10. 10. implementation
  11. 11. what we can actually achieve how to convince them
  12. 12. what we need to find
  13. 13. Connection
  14. 14. EAR understanding
  15. 15. take away fear fear makes people stupid - lizard brain and all
  16. 16. how to make open govt safe for bureaucracies
  17. 17. we want to find more like her! rollercoasters are safe actually safer than your car
  18. 18. safety notice that it is a child...
  19. 19. Teaching • Weekend Workshop • best practices • examples
  20. 20. how to show them we are listening...
  21. 21. SOFTWARE!
  22. 22. implementation
  23. 23. BORING
  24. 24. seriously boring...
  25. 25. Stop interpreting
  26. 26. let us do the interpreting
  27. 27. I want US to do this!
  28. 28. For BIL • An example...
  29. 29. http://budgetwiki.com
  30. 30. GO EDIt it!
  31. 31. NOw!
  32. 32. Seriously dude its a wiki
  33. 33. it can’t be that scary
  34. 34. you have thumbs!
  35. 35. So what do we need? • Data
  36. 36. data • simple as a MYSQL dump • Paragraph notation please • just give it to us • (and try not to change the format too often ;-)
  37. 37. Paragraph Permalinks • http://domain/folder/file/ paragraph/day/time • (do we trust them?)
  38. 38. Versioning/ History • http://domain/folder/file/ daytime#path to paragraph
  39. 39. permalinks • and semantic web • think about it...
  40. 40. diffs aka changes • we could tag the diff • cite and document them
  41. 41. legislation • paragraph notation • Scalable • localizable
  42. 42. additional documentation • like wikipedia style • citations • cross links • PEer Review
  43. 43. Who are you? • Free and open Social network • Federation of Social networks • DISO, OAUTH, OpenID, OpenSocial
  44. 44. Anon • who wants to do this one? • oooooh BRAD!
  45. 45. http://whitehouse.wikia.com
  46. 46. We need a better interface! • ease of use • findability • tags • Reputation
  47. 47. Participate • http://whitehouse.wikia.com • http://budgetwiki.com • http://leagueoftechvoters.org
  48. 48. you have thumbs!
  49. 49. “Fantasy budget”
  50. 50. Credits: •Grand Canyon •http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikemcd/539914172/sizes/o/ •http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/29567927/sizes/o/ •http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/274716465/sizes/l/ •Geeky T •http://www.flickr.com/photos/amberlrhea/886172959/sizes/o/ •geeky girls •http://www.flickr.com/photos/sigsegv/73381599/sizes/o/ •Empty Suit •http://www.flickr.com/photos/pgoyette/168076182/sizes/l/ •Dude in Demin suit •http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/472305230/sizes/l/ •iron man suit •http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgt_spanky/2470700936/sizes/l/
  51. 51. •ori in a suit •http://www.flickr.com/photos/ori/3165813156/sizes/l/ •mod suit •http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/85391988/ •paintball suit •http://www.flickr.com/photos/phantomx/2888666374/ •debra bowen at shesgeeky •http://www.flickr.com/photos/meli-lewis/3247119410/sizes/l/ •rollercoaster •http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_hartland/280131602/sizes/o/ •fear is the mind killer •http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterben/501928475/sizes/l/ •teaching in china •http://www.flickr.com/photos/99079793@N00/24786113/ •family •http://www.flickr.com/photos/atelier_tee/2827121200/sizes/l/ •safety •http://www.flickr.com/photos/benmcleod/255745283/sizes/l/
  52. 52. •Bob's Cartoon on TFB http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakley/3237753037/ •Bat ears http://www.flickr.com/photos/robparkin/301281046/sizes/o/ •Blue Connector http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesr-aus/2577326174/sizes/o/ •Connect 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasta/167104294/sizes/l/ •Listening Ears http://www.flickr.com/photos/niclindh/1389750548/sizes/l/ Wood Ear http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachel_s/1592374860/sizes/o/
  53. 53. • http://www.openbudgetindex.org/ • http://octo.dc.gov/octo/site/default.asp • http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/ • http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/dc-historic- tours/ • http://subsidyscope.com/projects/bailout/tarp/ • http://www.simtours.net/grandcanyon.php
  54. 54. This Prezo is listed under http://www.slideshare.net/Silona
  55. 55. How to contact me? Well google “Silona” Silona.com wiki.silona.org silona@gmail.com (512) 750-9220

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