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Gov 2.0 Expo 2010 Workshops

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Location: Room 207 B
Melissa Jordan (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Tony Coppoletta (Chicago Transit Authority), Joshua Robin (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
The biggest hurdle to Gov 2.0 isn’t technology – it’s culture and people. This panel is for frontline government workers trying to innovate in workplace cultures typically involving more layers of approval, longer development cycles and different obligations for public scrutiny than in the private sector. Three agencies’ case studies will explore why public transit has been a Gov 2.0 leader. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Meghan Casey (Brain Traffic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Creating online content for constituents has never been so complicated. The public sector is expected to create more content, for more communication channels, with fewer resources than ever before. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to create an effective, actionable content strategy for your public service organization – including 10 simple tips for getting (and keeping) your content in control. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Carolyn Lawson (State of California)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Jurisdictions are investigating new service models, such as cloud computing and SaaS, and social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook. However, government policies are often the biggest obstacles in implementing these new models and tools. This session will be a frank discussion on how government policies need to adapt to the world we live in. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Kieran Lal (Acquia), Jason Hoekstra (Department of Education), Kirsten Burgard (Department of Veterans Affairs), Dennis Sutch (US Department of Commerce), Tim Wood (Commerce.gov), Neil Sroka (Commerce.gov)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
In this introductory session, we will quickly review the results from the How Americans Interact online with Government. We will explain what social publishing is, and how it can allow the conversation American's are having with and about government to be integrated into government websites. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Adam Blum (Rhomobile)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Driven by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and the App Store, smartphone app usage is finally taking off in the enterprise and it is time for it to do the same in Government organizations. Many developers are still uncertain about how to create a great user experience for data-intensive business apps on smartphones but attendees will learn how to mobilize resources such as data.gov. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Dan Zarrella (HubSpot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 10 ratings)
This session will be an introduction to social media founded in science and data, presenting an easy to understand picture of how social media can become part of a PR and greater marketing strategy. This session will teach attendees how they can use real data to plan their social media strategies, and how they can use real statistics to measure the impact and value of their efforts. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Chris Johnson (U.S. Space & Rocket Center - GTAC)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 4 ratings)
Persuading people in different agencies to contribute their data to Virtual Alabama was a critical component of the program's success. How do you build consensus, which then turns into action? Hear about the behind-the-scenes negotiating that made this project successful. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Marc Schweigert (Microsoft Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
This workshop will explore finding open geospatial data for mapping, understanding different file types, creating customized maps, adding social media features to maps, as well as augmented reality possibilities. Examples of building a back-end infrastructure as well as ways to collaborate with co-workers and clients is also featured. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Armando Rayo (Cultural Strategies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Latinos are now the largest minority in the United States. By 2050, 30% of the U.S. population will be of Latino descent, making them a significant economic force. Understanding Hispanic population trends, how diverse this community truly is and using effective engagement strategies will help you create advocates with this booming population. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Sandro Hawke (W3C), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives)
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
Are you a government IT professional who thinks the process required to integrate and query diverse data formats resembles a "Mission Impossible" movie? Then you should attend this workshop! W3C’s experts on linked open data and semantic web technologies show you how to navigate the process, and select the right technologies, to accomplish the mission of putting government data on the Web. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Thalia Nierenberg (Google), Eric Obenzinger (Google)
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(1.00, 4 ratings)
Americans rely on search engines to find the critical information that they need every day. Government agencies must take advantage of this crucial opportunity to target their audience effectively through search. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Michael Bean (Forio Simulations)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Experience how collaborative games are becoming powerful analysis tools for local, state, and national policy makers in this hands-on workshop. You will see how policy makers experiment with energy, health, and transportation policies in a game environment and learn from each other by posting their best results, policies and assumptions on leaderboards. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Anthony Franco (EffectiveUI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Successful strategy and planning are essential as software users increasingly expect effortless, engaging interaction with desktop, Web and mobile applications. Franco will discuss how to create exceptional software that better connects with your workforce or citizen base, promotes agency collaboration, fosters transparency and increases brand strength. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Judith Freeman (New Organizing Institute), Cammie Croft (Department of Energy)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
We will explore the ways government agencies can use new media tools to connect with citizens through online communities, providing better access and transparency to government services. By utilizing online tools to connect citizens with offline resources, government agencies can create lasting relationships with citizens, empowering Americans while providing information and transparency. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Room 207 B
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
In this 90-minute workshop, we'll explore the technology and business changes that brought us to clouds; how to distinguish between different cloud computing models; and how organizations can capitalize on the opportunities they provide and avoid the risks they pose. Read more.
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