What I Learned @ #G2e 2010


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An Ignite style, short and fun look at my experiences attending and speaking at the O\'Reilly Media Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington DC in May 2010

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What I Learned @ #G2e 2010

  1. 1. Patrick McCormick Manager Digital Engagement Department of Justice Victoria what I learned @ #g2e! reflections on the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington DC
  2. 2. Gov 2.0 Expo - brought to us by Tim O’Reilly technology book publisher and net guru
  3. 3. O’Reilly media also hosted the first Ignite session in 2006 and coined the term ‘web 2.0’ in 2004 DC Metro farecard automated, integrated! 21 st century government IT event: cloud computing, collaboration tools, cyber security, data management, open source, open data, virtualization Gov 2.0 Expo DC Metro ad
  4. 4. and speaking of advertising on the DC Metro DC Metro based policy debates
  5. 5. Melbourne Sydney Los Angeles Atlanta Washington DC Linux? full disclosure: trip was self funded and I slept on my friend’s couch…
  6. 6. Australian Senator Kate Lundy described 3 pillars of Gov 2.0 in her keynote <ul><li>democratising data </li></ul><ul><li>citizen-centric services </li></ul><ul><li>participatory democracy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Oz, VicGov and DOJ compares favorably with global best practices in Gov 2.0 me Nicholas Kate Mark
  8. 8. so many great speakers and compelling topics and… !? heaps of ipads
  9. 9. U.S. Army adopting more open platform to foster innovation and collaboration <ul><li>open source software </li></ul><ul><li>modular, interoperable systems </li></ul><ul><li>Apps for the Army competition </li></ul>
  10. 10. New Orleans Community Data Center taps into the wisdom of crowds with usable apps lowering technical and bureaucratic barriers to information sharing
  11. 11. U.S. Department of Defense using social media for strategic ‘asymmetrical’ communication making use of diverse Information sources and tools
  12. 12. NASA has developed secure cloud solutions for vast amounts of critical data <ul><li>rapid deployment </li></ul><ul><li>scaleable </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration friendly </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bill Eggers on “accepting the mission for greatness” …and wait, his brother is Dave Eggers!? Bill we can do this… Dave at Melbourne Writers Festival in ‘07
  14. 14. Sunlight Labs Clay Johnson announced contest winners Sunlight focus on design builds on successes in app functionality
  15. 15. using government data to create an environment for some healthy competition between counties
  16. 16. putting government spending in perspective with stunning infographics
  17. 17. mapping public spending to build transparency and accountability
  18. 18. an open plans project empowers citizens to police unruly government employees
  19. 19. Tim Berners-Lee invented the web and advocates for accessible, linked data doing for data what the net has already accomplished by linking documents and pages
  20. 20. describes a shared approach to linked data with a bag of potato chips… machine readable ingredients nutritional value
  21. 21. <ul><li>FOSS in government is mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>data sharing is huge but approaches maturing </li></ul><ul><li>government use of social media growing - many examples and no disasters </li></ul><ul><li>cloud computing increasingly secure, cost effective option </li></ul><ul><li>culture change and leadership are biggest enablers, barriers to Gov 2.0 </li></ul>Gov 2.0 Expo in summary
  22. 22. Thanks! Patrick McCormick [email_address] twitter: @solutist
  23. 23. re-using this presentation? the fine print… <ul><li>Parts of this presentation not under copyright or licensed to others (as indicated) have been made available under the Creative Commons Licence 2.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Put simply, this means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you are free to share, copy and distribute this work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you can remix and adapt this work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Under the following conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you must attribute the work to the author: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patrick McCormick ( pat.mccormick@justice.vic.gov.au or paddy@post.harvard.edu ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you must share alike – so if you alter or build upon this work you have to keep these same conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unless stated otherwise, the information in this presentation is the personal view of the author and does not represent official policy or position of his employer </li></ul>