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Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson
Author, InformationDiet.com

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Clay Johnson is the author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, and director of engagement for Expert Labs. He was the co-founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online campaign for the presidency in 2008. After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and designers to build open source tools to give people greater access to government data. He was awarded the Google/O’Reilly Open Source Organizer of the year in 2009, was one of Federal Computing Week’s Fed 100 in 2010, and won the CampaignTech Innovator award in 2011.

Johnson’s combination of experience as a developer, working in politics, entrepreneurism, and non-profit work gives him a unique perspective on media and culture. His life is dedicated to giving people greater access to the truth about what’s going on in their communities, their cities and their governments. He still claims that he learned all he needs to know from a two year tour as the late-shift waiter at Waffle House in Atlanta, GA.

Sessions

Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 202 B
Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Truly Open Data means going beyond putting a CSV file on the Internet. It means being responsible for what you put out in ways that government isn't used to doing - and it means developing new lines of communications with the public. This workshop will give examples of how to publish data, how to maintain it, and how to handle it when things go wrong. Read more.
Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, will be announcing winners from the Sunlight Foundation's newest contest. Previous contests, Apps for America and Apps for America the Data.gov edition, have spurred a community of "hactivists" or civically-minded technologists to show off what they can do for their country. Read more.
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 207 A
Gideon Lichfield (The Economist online), Susie Adams (Microsoft Corporation), David McQueeney (IBM Federal ), Rob Pinkerton (Adobe Systems Incorporated), Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
What is the future of technology, open data, and citizen collaboration? How does enterprise view its role in the open government community and within government? Hear from IBM, Adobe, and Microsoft about how each company works with local and federal governments, building a sustainable network, as well as the business of facilitating open government. Read more.
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  • 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

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