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Karmic Currency and the
Future of Government
Operations
Varun@argolabs.org | Patrick@argolabs.org
http://bit.ly/karmic_cur...
Karma Gov Ops
A long time ago, in a city far far
away...
Refactor BORING
municipal record
keeping as the
NEXT BIG GAME
Fragmented,
out of date
data…
causing shitty
city problems
Codification of common
sense (incentivized by
more than karma).
Before:
The
stockholm
syndrome
of clerical
tasks
After: Liberation through
automation
Data warehouse Analytics PortalData Transfer
Before: Planning to
develop a strategy to
implement a process
After: Measurement by default
enables a more experimental attitude
Before: Broad
belief that
government
can’t do big
things
anymore https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/nyr
egion/new-york-sub...
After: Look around.
Common challenges
abound.
http://bit.ly/future_of_gov_ops
Big mistake to think muni
records are some wonky
thing that don’t affect you
Come join
us on the
Ground
Truth
Express!
https://twitter.com/vr00n/status/985022788988633088
Varun@argolabs.org | Patrick@argolabs.org
http://bit.ly/karmic_currency
@patwater | @vr00n | @A_R_G_Olabs
Provocations ple...
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Karmic Currency and the Future of Government Operations - Varun Adibhatla and Patrick Atwater, Refactor Camp 2018

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Talk given at Refactor Camp, May 2018

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Karmic Currency and the Future of Government Operations - Varun Adibhatla and Patrick Atwater, Refactor Camp 2018

  1. 1. Karmic Currency and the Future of Government Operations Varun@argolabs.org | Patrick@argolabs.org http://bit.ly/karmic_currency @patwater | @vr00n | @A_R_G_Olabs
  2. 2. Karma Gov Ops
  3. 3. A long time ago, in a city far far away...
  4. 4. Refactor BORING municipal record keeping as the NEXT BIG GAME
  5. 5. Fragmented, out of date data… causing shitty city problems
  6. 6. Codification of common sense (incentivized by more than karma).
  7. 7. Before: The stockholm syndrome of clerical tasks
  8. 8. After: Liberation through automation Data warehouse Analytics PortalData Transfer
  9. 9. Before: Planning to develop a strategy to implement a process
  10. 10. After: Measurement by default enables a more experimental attitude
  11. 11. Before: Broad belief that government can’t do big things anymore https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/nyr egion/new-york-subway-construction- costs.html
  12. 12. After: Look around. Common challenges abound. http://bit.ly/future_of_gov_ops
  13. 13. Big mistake to think muni records are some wonky thing that don’t affect you
  14. 14. Come join us on the Ground Truth Express! https://twitter.com/vr00n/status/985022788988633088
  15. 15. Varun@argolabs.org | Patrick@argolabs.org http://bit.ly/karmic_currency @patwater | @vr00n | @A_R_G_Olabs Provocations please (I mean questions)

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