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Opening Government

My presentation on open government technology for a IREX accountability and transparency briefing in Washington, DC

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Opening Government

  1. 1. Opening GovernmentAlex Howard, O’Reilly MediaAs prepared for a August 2011 transparency and accountability panel for IREX <br />
  2. 2. We spread the knowledge of innovators around the world.<br />
  3. 3. Technology publishing<br />
  4. 4. Integrated media and conferences<br />
  5. 5. Online publishing at Radar<br />
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  8. 8. In the 1990s, government and civil society spread the Internet globally<br />
  9. 9. In the 2000s, mobile phones and social networking connected us ever more<br />
  10. 10. In the 2010s, big data will change everything again.<br />Image Credit: Real Time Rome from Senseable.MIT.edu<br />
  11. 11. Data powers Web 2.0<br />
  12. 12. Open data allows citizens to be generative in new ways<br />
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  14. 14. Platforms for citizens to self-organize<br />Image Credit: ITO World<br />
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  18. 18. For online users, government is increasingly participatory<br />“Nearly one-quarter of online Americans have participated in the broader online debate over government issues by publishing their own commentary or media”<br />-Pew Internet and Life Project, 2010<br />
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  20. 20. Technology to support civil society<br />Small pieces, loosely joined<br />Build simple systems, to begin<br />Explore open platforms, not just finished applications<br />Document and train as you go, to share the knowledge<br />
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  22. 22. a civic stack<br />Helping governments open their code<br />Documenting technologies, practices, and policies<br />Building community<br />
  23. 23. A hybrid data future?<br />Open government data platforms<br />Commercial industry data<br />Social data and crisis data<br />Citizen and media “scraped” or leaked data<br />Edited by civic developers, data journalists and entrepreneurs as new watchdogs<br />
  24. 24. Makers and open source hardware<br />
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  26. 26. Find me:<br />Alex@oreilly.com<br />@digiphile<br />radar.oreilly.com/alexh<br />

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