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Gov Tech Clinic: Bring Us Your Problems

Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Matthew Burton (The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org), Philip Ashlock (Data.gov, General Services Administration)

Govvies increasingly face technical problems without the right
resource to help solve them. But sometimes all you need is a few geeks
to give you some solid, practical advice and suggest some approaches.
This non-traditional session format is not a lecture, but a venue for
government folks to pitch their technical problems and ask advice from
a cross-section of helpful technologists. We’re looking for
attendees from both camps; come if you have a problem or think you may
be able to help.

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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

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Jennifer Pahlka

Code for America

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for
America, which is dedicated to the idea that government can work for
the people, by the people, in the 21st century. She is an Ashoka
fellow, and received the Internet and Society Award from the Oxford
Internet Institute in 2012. Government Technology named her one of
2011’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public Sector Innovation and the
Huffington Post named her the top Game Changer in Business and
Technology the same year. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a
Better Government, and is a frequent speaker. Previously, she ran the
Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly
Media, and co-chaired the successful Web 2.0 Expo. She is a graduate
of Yale University and lives in Oakland, Calif. with her daughter and
eight chickens.

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Matthew Burton

The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org

Matthew Burton is a technology consultant to the U.S. Government. He writes frequently on technology’s impact on democracy and government, and authored the opening chapter of O’Reilly’s “Open Government.”

His newest project, launched this August, is competinghypotheses.org, an open source research and problem solving tool created originally for the intelligence community but with broad applications throughout all levels of government.

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Philip Ashlock

Data.gov, General Services Administration

Phil helps create digital civic infrastructure to support civic engagement and open government. He’s spearheaded community-driven civic technology initiatives with global reach like the Open311 standard for interacting with government through an open feedback channel. He is currently the Chief Architect at Data.gov where he leads an open development process and helps implement a federated architecture to support open data and APIs across government. Previously, he served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow working with the GSA and the White House Office of Digital Strategy on Project MyUSA.

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  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • ESRI
  • Microsoft
  • Palantir Technologies
  • Google
  • Oracle
  • EffectiveUI
  • EveryBlock
  • Intuit QuickBase
  • JackBe
  • MarkLogic
  • NetApp
  • NIC
  • OpenText
  • Sapient
  • Spigit
  • Synteractive/Smartronix
  • Microsoft
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Rob Koziura at rkoziura@techweb.com or download the Gov 2.0 Expo Sponsor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

For media partnerships, contact Jaimey Walking Bear (707) 827-7176 jaimey@oreilly.com

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