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POPONG CCW talk

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Team POPONG session at CCW in Taiwan in October 2015.

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POPONG CCW talk

  1. 1. Team POPONG and 大韓民國國會監督 朱恩光
  2. 2. Speaker • 朱恩光 • Co-founder of Team POPONG • S/W engineer at ENUMA building play-based math learning app (Todo Math) • Legislative staff of Congressman Chang-Sun Hong in 2007 • UC Berkeley / KAIST graduate • All-time traveler
  3. 3. Team POPONG • Team POPONG is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group in Korea that aims to make politics easy and fun throu gh technology • Founding • "We've taken advantage of social infrastructure and supports. We can pay back through technology that we are good at." • A group of geeks gathered.
  4. 4. Vision of Team POPONG • Team POPONG Bill of Rights • Every personnel has the right to understand the politics • Politics should be readily comprehensible, and political data should be accessible. • Core Value • Being non-partisan • Process automation • Open source, open data • Happy geeks changing the world!
  5. 5. Problem statement: Congressional information is not easily accessible • Unfriendly towards open data • Data access is download only • Unreadable filename
  6. 6. Problem statement: Congressional information is not comprehensible • No data comparison tools or statistics are provided. • Hard to find insight.
  7. 7. Problem statement: Election data is only temporarily accessible * Website of the National Election Commission
  8. 8. Problem statement • Citizens fail to find • Which congressman proposed which bills? • How many more bills has a congressman proposed than others? • What did a congressman say in the meetings?
  9. 9. Our approach • Geeks can contribute to the public good. • Participation can be a hobby of any ordinary citizens. And politics is a part of our lives. • Politics can be easy and fun. (Why so serious?)
  10. 10. Started from a small step • I’m the mayor of Seoul
  11. 11. Started from a small step • Now, Congress is
  12. 12. Pokr.kr: Personalized congress watch • Follow politicians and bills • Up/down vote bills • Favorite congressmen
  13. 13. Pokr.kr: Open Data • Direct access to raw data from the Web
  14. 14. Pokr.kr: Open Data • data.popong.com provides APIs to access raw data
  15. 15. • Anyone can use / contribute to pokr.kr Pokr.kr: Open Source https://github.com/teampopong
  16. 16. Again, Vision of Team POPONG • Team POPONG Bill of Rights • Every personnel has the right to understand the politics • Politics should be readily comprehensible, and political data should be accessible.
  17. 17. Pokr.kr: Social Media • Introduce congressmen from the congressional data viewpoint. • Announce new updates.
  18. 18. • @Pokrbot automatically publishes as new bills are proposed. Pokr.kr: Social Media
  19. 19. Concerns: in early stage • Team size • Progress of the works
  20. 20. Concerns: after launching the service • Keeping impartiality • We don’t allow postings or comments • We don’t set up agenda or main topic. • As a web service, it may not be a good design. • Automation – keeping service alive • Nurturing community
  21. 21. Another possibility • Platform as the hub of congressional data and civic participation • Help existing political parties embrace opinions from the public • Nurture a new political party
  22. 22. We aim that people can consume and participate in the everyday politics without pain or effort. Team POPONG Eunkwang Joo @teampopong jooddang@popong.com

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