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Schedule: Government as a Provider sessions

Governments provide a lot to the citizens they care for. The Government as a PROVIDER track showcases these key projects that are using emerging technology to provide better public services.

Location: Room 146
Governments provide a lot to the citizens they care for. The Government as a PROVIDER category showcases five projects that are using emerging technology to provide better public services. Read more.
Location: Room 146
Stephen Schultze (Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Our project brings the government 2.0 movement to the judiciary. RECAP is a project that crowdsources the distribution of federal court documents. This is a departure from the federal courts' system known as PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which is cumbersome and charges fees for access. RECAP helps the public directly share federal court documents, for free. Read more.
Location: Room 146
Kelly Pretzer (San Francisco, Office of Economic and Workforce Development)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
In this presentation we will discuss the process, approach and discoveries of San Francisco’s embrace of emerging technology. More specifically, we will look at the DataSF initiative and its quest to make all city data freely, readily and easily accessible via an open source, replicable platform for less than $1,000 capital costs and in six month's time. Read more.
Location: Room 146
Rob Rhyne (Digital Arch Design)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Agencies can enhance their public service through a new class of applications called augmented reality. These applications provide enhanced vision of a particular physical space by overlaying information and graphics upon the user's field of vision. The iPhone has set a new bar for mobile computing and provides the computing power necessary for such applications and services. Read more.
Location: Room 146
Kim Balassiano (USEPA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
MyEnvironment is a powerful website for citizens to learn about air and water pollution in their neighborhood. By pulling together data from EPA and beyond on subjects such as watershed organizations active in their area, daily UV Index and ozone and particulate matter alerts, cancer risk to air toxics estimates for their county, radon levels, and more, the citizen is saved many clicks. Read more.
Location: Room 146
Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 6 ratings)
The most commonly widely available medium for two-way communication in the world right now is the humble text message. Learn how UNICEF and others are using SMS to combat malnutrition, malaria, and poverty in Africa. Read more.
Location: Room 146
Jeffrey Levy (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Eamich (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PROVIDER category speakers, moderated by Jeffrey Levy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Amanda Eamich of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more.
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