ITESO Open Government Presentation


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Here is the Open Government presentation I gave in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 17, 2010 for the ITESO conference ( on the role of social media in government hosted by CNN en Español.

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  • Newsom not satisfied. Called CIO Chris Vein after Twitter launch “what else we could should be doing to engage citizens and tech community to improve government/City for everybody!”Lot smart tech nerds that want to help, but didn’t have access.Think about what next, decide to follow Obama’s lead with Data.Gov – launch local versionSpent all summer collecting – demanding agencies to release data – big ones police, transportation, -- it’s the people’s data
  • Tell how story about how MGN got a pothole tweet in March ’09 at Twitter Hdqts. Asked is it possible to connect City govt’s 311 Call center to twitter. So people could report these issues to the city directly.
  • Launched the country’s first govtTwitter-311 integration 3 months later in June ‘09!
  • In August ‘09 Launch DataSF with 100 datasets from police, public transportation to tree data – all in one spot Launch with Tim O’Reilly, tech community at Automatic hdqts with Matt Mullenweg
  • They’ll build the apps, all kinds of apps started coming out after we made our data public. San Francisco crime spotting is one of them.Much better than our SFPD had been able to do
  • Lawrence in Dept of Environment had this app done before…empower innovators
  • Talk about how couldn’t get 311 to build something to visualize what people calling 311 about. Tried for years. Two weeks after DataSF launch, Everyblock went live.
  • Talk about story to make muni data free.
  • More than 30 Apps at last count….all kinds of stuff. Never imagined inside the walls of government.
  • Some departments/agencies afraid. The data is Decided that all non-confidential data needs to be made available in machine readable formatFirst in the Nation open data policy last Oct
  • Save money, improve security – Craig Newmark and Tim 0’Reilly. Open community. More eyeballs on software. Quicker to market. More nimble.All facing tough budgetsOpen source software is created by the people for the people and as such is ideal for government.Encouraged depts, MGN led by example moved site over to WordPress. Day before went to Drupal.
  • Couple months back we passed the nation’s first open source software purchasing policy.Open source software needs to be given equal weight when buying software. Only first step
  • The purpose of the COIT Software Evaluation policy is to ensure that all departments thoroughly and fairly evaluate software alternatives, including open source prior to acquiring new software. Policy adopted on Jan. 21, 2010The State of the Vermont adopted an open source policy on March 2, 2010
  • Asked public to help us apply for broadband funds. What did they want our application to look like. What should the network look like.Become part of application. Went in to the Feds last month.
  • Asked city employees ideas to help balance budget.Top ideas will become part of this year’s budget.Talk about ActLocallySF!!
  • As we have seen in the consumer marketplace, when companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook release APIs (Application Programming Interface), countless innovative applications are created that build on the original idea.Lots of calls and media attention, “well this opengov stuff will only work in SF” Bull. Cities that sign onto the new national API allow apps to work any where.In March w Obama’s CIO, VivekKundra launch of the first national Open API.Pool resources with other cities. Save money.
  • New way of thinking. New form of government. Just the start. Support from White House and media attention.
  • API went live 10 days ago, number of apps went live with itThis is a CitySourcediPhone App
  • Not going to be easy. Ben Berkowitz is one of our partners from Developed much of what became the Open311 API. We met two years ago. Was trying to get our 311 team onboard then. They pushed back.
  • The Open311 API went live 10 days ago. # of apps already out there
  • ITESO Open Government Presentation

    1. 1. Gov 2.0 = Transparency + Participation + Collaboration<br /> <br />
    2. 2. OpenSF: 3 Pillars<br /><ul><li>Open Data
    3. 3. Promote open access non-private data
    4. 4. Open Source
    5. 5. Adopt General Public License (GPL) whenever feasible. Use Open Source software.
    6. 6. Open Participation
    7. 7. Leverage technology to encourage constituent engagement
    8. 8. Encourage entrepreneurship via ‘government as platform’</li></li></ul><li>Gov 2.0 in SF: It Started with a Tweet<br />
    9. 9. @SF311 Launches on Twitter<br />
    10. 10. Data is a National Asset<br />
    11. 11. If You Make the Data Free…<br />
    12. 12. Developers Will Build You Apps<br />
    13. 13. Government Data Comes Alive<br />
    14. 14. Fight for Your Gov Data. It’s the Public’s.<br />
    15. 15. A Government that Works for You<br />
    16. 16. Create an App Store<br />
    17. 17. Make Open Data Official Policy<br />
    18. 18. Open Source by the People for the People<br />
    19. 19. Open Source Ideal for Government<br />
    20. 20. Open Source Software Becomes Policy<br />
    21. 21. Open Participation<br />
    22. 22. Engage Employees Online<br />
    23. 23. Coming Soon: APIs to Change Government<br />
    24. 24. ‘Government as Platform’<br />
    25. 25. Open311 Apps Go Live<br />
    26. 26. APIs to Transform Government<br />
    27. 27. The Open Gov Movement<br />
    28. 28. National OpenAPIs Key<br />
    29. 29. Gov 2.0 = Transparency + Participation + Collaboration<br />Brian Purchia<br />@BrianPurchia<br />Proof Integrated Communications<br /><br />Comunicaciónpolítica, mediosybuengobierno: una NUEVA ERA - Guadalajara, Mexico  Mayo 17, 18 y 19 de 2010<br />