Hack Democracy San Francisco meetup #1 - intro

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Hack Democracy San Francisco meetup #1 - intro

  1. 1. San FranciscoJanuary 24, 2010
  2. 2. Special thanks• @dkords, @sferik• @jeremylv (logo)• @Today’s presenters• @you
  3. 3. What’s a hacker?
  4. 4. “A community of enthusiast computer programmers and systems designers, ...” (wikipedia)
  5. 5. Hackersdo great things
  6. 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8KVOe_y08
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8KVOe_y08
  8. 8. fun
  9. 9. but does it really make the world move forward?
  10. 10. Meet Democracy...
  11. 11. http://mps-expenses.guardian.co.uk/
  12. 12. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/ff_311_new_york/all/1 via @eschnou
  13. 13. ... and change the world
  14. 14. A community
  15. 15. PEOPLEin public institutionsand Hackersdefining togetherthe future of ourDemocracies
  16. 16. We celebrate innovations for more democracy
  17. 17. Today’s presentations1. @CodeForAmerica (by @pahlkadot)2. @CircleVoting: Building a Social Ballot, by @oliverjesse3. ScraperWiki: (by @maxogden) Scrapping public data in browser or how to turn government websites into public APIs4. VoteReports.org: Open system of politician report cards5. ShortStack: (by @danmelton) CrunchBase for open sources projects used by govs
  18. 18. Format5mn + 5mnpresentation Q &A
  19. 19. Today’s presentations1. @CodeForAmerica (by @sferik)2. @CircleVoting: Building a Social Ballot, by @oliverjesse3. ScraperWiki: (by @maxogden) Scrapping public data in browser or how to turn government websites into public APIs4. VoteReports.org: Open system of politician report cards5. ShortStack: (by @danmelton) CrunchBase for open sources projects used by govs
  20. 20. What’s next?• Next meetup: next month• Looking for presenters• Opening new chapters ‣ Brussels (@HackDemocracyEU) ‣ San Francisco (@HackDemocracySF) ‣ Washington DC (@HackDemocracyDC) ‣ ...
  21. 21. Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracySF• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracySF• Contact me: @xdamman

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