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Gov as an API (lca2015)


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Gov as an API (lca2015)

  1. 1. 11 Government as an API: open {data|source|standards} Pia Waugh @piawaugh Care of
  2. 2. 22 Monies, People and Skills Can haz moar? Bad kitteh.
  3. 3. 33 Status quo and inertia But this worked before just fine!
  4. 4. 44 Culture clash Hierarchy vs routing around damage
  5. 5. 55 Government(s) are complex How do we make it simple? Copyright United States – public domain image
  6. 6. The rise of the technocracy The geek has inherited the earth?
  7. 7. Changing expectations Challenge... and opportunity!
  8. 8. 88 How people see Gov
  9. 9. 99 How Gov sees people
  10. 10. 1010 How Gov sees Gov From hierarchy to P2P
  11. 11. How?
  12. 12. Changing the public service Taking the horse to water • Translation of systems, language, services • Change requires a reason – better, more efficient, etc • Create paths of least resistance • Give people a reason • Take the personal risk and lead the way • Continually prove why a better path is better • Put the citizen at the centre of the design
  13. 13. 1313 Some building blocks for the future From FOSS, open data, open standards • Improving how gov does tech • On the shoulders of giants... globally • Models of collaboration (and healthy competition) • Modular and interoperable design – best tool for each job • Exposing data/APIs as a service • Mashable government • JFDI - scratch an itch, don’t just dance with mosquitoes • Meritocracy •Technical excellence and cleverness as a core tenet
  14. 14. Walking the talk Free, scalable, API-enabled platform for government data. Staged iterative approach 1. Publishing (2013 – mid 2014) Improving the functionality and ease of publishing for agencies with training and documentation 2. Value realisation (Late 2014) Providing useful front end tools for including data visualisation and analysis tools. Publishing quality data a pre-requisite. 3. Data quality (Late 2014-2015) Looking at ways to provide agencies the ability to accept iterative data improvements in a verifiable way Ongoing community engagement critical Features •Manual and automated publishing options • API access to (clean) tabular/spatial data • Easy to publish, download & interact • Use cases and site|data|org analytics • Data Request Site • Harvesting from gov data gateways • National Map integration • Blog and monthly reports In Planning • 5 star quality plugin • Selective crowdsourcing for updates • Federated search for discoverability • League Table • Data model registry
  15. 15. Translating and transforming – building the freeway National Map Datavis Application development Analysis & Policy Value Creation Discovery Data Full Discovery New Services FIND National spatial index (gov, private, research)
  16. 16. Data Portals – Fed, 5 State/Territory, Local gov Local Portals: • City of Melbourne
  17. 17. Some useful case studies • Publishing Budget 2014 Data Report • Open data – Transforming the Provider / Stakeholder Paradigm • On the Value of Open Roof Prints • 100 years of patent and IP data released on More available soon at Other Australian case studies/documentation • SA Open Data Toolkit • QLD Government Case Studies • Victorian Government Showcase • NSW Apps Showcase • ACT examples
  18. 18. NationalMap
  19. 19. DSS and ATO Statistics
  20. 20. Open by Design Drawing a line in the sand Building proactive publishing, interoperability, reuse into: • Systems • Processes • Procurement • Planning • Records management • Registers • APIs and service delivery
  21. 21. 2222 SPACESHIP! Tomorrow, pirate ship!
  22. 22. The future is here, it is already widely distributed. Governments are learning to be part of our world 22/ Challenge #1: Collaborate Challenge #2: Design the future Challenge #3: Lead the way Challenge #4: Have fun Questions? @piawaugh @datagovau