Introduction keynote to HackDemocracy

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Introduction keynote to the first HackDemocracy meetup that took place in Brussels on Thursday 16th of December 2010.

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Introduction keynote to HackDemocracy

  1. 1. BrusselsDecember 16, 2010
  2. 2. Special thanks• @ramonsuarez + @betagroup• @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. “Pirate Party, Wikileaks & the Anonymous” By @jurgenvoltaren2. “Open data in public-private partnerships: how citizens can become true watchdogs” By @jonvanparys from @WheresMyVillo3. “iRail: using openData to provide a better service to SNCB/MMBS commuters” By @pietercolpaert4. “TweetYourMep.eu: Connecting citizens to MEPs all over Europe” By @acoomans5. “Coming up: 2010/0274” By @teirdes
  18. 18. Hackathon• After the meetup (9pm)• Make an app/website/something before sun rises• Democracy related
  19. 19. Donations• To cover beers and pizzas (~€200) THANK YOU
  20. 20. What’s next?• WANTED: Organizer for #HackDemocracy Brussels (@HackDemocracyEU)• Opening new chapters ‣ San Francisco (@HackDemocracySF) ‣ Washington DC (@HackDemocracyDC) ‣ ...
  21. 21. Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracy• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracy
  22. 22. Special thanks• @ramonsuarez + @betagroup• @jeremylv• Today’s @presenters• @you
  23. 23. Keep in touch• Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/HackDemocracy• Join the meetup group: http://meetup.com/HackDemocracy• Contact me: @xdamman

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