StartPad Countdown 0 - Save the Programmer. Save the Planet.

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Mike Mathieu, Founder and Chairman of Front Seat, a civic software company in Seattle describes the emerging civic software movement where tech-savvy heroes leverage rapid development and improving web infrastructure to build projects and services focused on social impact. You'll come away with a new understanding of some key players in the space, as well as some specific ideas for actions you might take with your professional skills. If you're looking for some brights spots amidst the economic storm clouds, this talk is for you.

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    1. 1. MIKE MATHIEU FRONT SEAT 2/24/09 Civic Software
    2. 2. About Me
    3. 3. About Me
    4. 4. About Me
    5. 5. About Me
    6. 7. Civic Software
    7. 8. Software <ul><li>Empowering </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul>
    8. 10. Crisis
    9. 11. Seattle
    10. 12. Hope
    11. 15. Economics 1 Variable Costs 2 Fixed Costs
    12. 16. Cheap Software
    13. 17. Cheap Software Opportunity <ul><li>Data becoming more important than code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google, Amazon, Craigslist, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Civic Data is plentiful and largely untapped </li></ul><ul><li>2 people in a room can do something useful </li></ul>
    14. 19. Demos <ul><li>FixMyStreet.com (MySociety) </li></ul><ul><li>CountMore.org </li></ul><ul><li>Predatory Lending Association </li></ul><ul><li>Walk Score </li></ul>
    15. 20. Google Transit on iPhone
    16. 24. Civic Intelligence
    17. 25. Transparency
    18. 26. Hope <ul><li>Cheap software + government data + community </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your issue </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t put a good crisis to waste </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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