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Schedule: Open Data and Web Services sessions

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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 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 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 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 202 A
Thalia Nierenberg (Google), Eric Obenzinger (Google)
Average rating: *....
(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 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 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 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: Ballroom A
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.
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Location: Ballroom A
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly will deliver a vision of "government as a platform," on which people coalesce and create better services as communities, for communities. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
A quick talk about how open data transformed the sport and industry of baseball, and what that means for government. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Joshua Robin (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 10 ratings)
Josh's keynote will tell the story of MassDOT's award-winning Developers Initiative. The MassDOT Developers story provides a strong example of what is possible when public agencies change their approach and harness the power of open data. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web Consortium)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, and evangelist for Linked Open Data using semantic web technology standards, will discuss the impact people inside and outside of government are making when empowered by a Web of Data. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Nicholas Gruen (Government 2.0 Taskforce (Australia)), Mark Elliott (Collabforge), Patrick McCormick (Department of Justice, Victoria), Kate Lundy (ACT, Australian Goverment)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
What can Australia teach the world about Gov2.0? Australia's unique politics, government, and culture affect the way Gov2.0 is implemented and the speed at which it is adopted. Our panelists, who represent federal and local levels of government and the private sector, will report on where Australia leads, where it lags, and how the Australian experience can inform global Gov2.0 practices. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Evan Burfield (Synteractive), Rusty Talbot (Synteractive), Rob Groat (Smartronix)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
The economic stimulus package represented $787 Billion in new government spending, grants, and tax cuts. As President Obama, Recovery.gov was established "so that every American can find out how and where their money is being spent." Learn from the team that developed and built the new Recovery.gov - how it organizes, visualizes, and opens vast, complex data streams to better engage citizens. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
Vish Sankaran (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), David Riley (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), Brian Behlendorf (Mithril Capital Management LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The CONNECT open source software and the CONNECT community are paving the way for secure health information exchange among organizations throughout the country in line with Nationwide Health Information Network standards and governance. Learn how this open source project is leveraging innovation in the private and public sectors to benefit the healthcare community and patients. Read more.
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Location: Expo Hall
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. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web Consortium), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives), Dominic Campbell (FutureGov), Chris Thorpe (Artfinder)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Just under a year ago, on June 10, 2009 the UK government announced its "Making Public Data Public" initiative and tapped Sir Tim Berners-Lee as an advisor for data.gov.uk. In this session you'll hear four fascinating perspectives on the development and impact of UK's Gov2.0 initiative. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Victoria Stodden (Yale Law School)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Open access to federally funded research, including not only published papers but also any supporting data and code, is important not just for public knowledge sharing but also for the integrity of the science itself. This is part of the larger conversation regarding transparency in government, and this talk discusses Policy and Technology barriers and solutions to scientific research sharing. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Maury Blackman (Accela, Inc.), Patrick Allen (State of Oregon, Dept. of Consumer & Business Services)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
In Oregon, government transparency means usability for citizens and communities. The State has created a standardized, repeatable e-permitting portal across multiple jurisdictions. Via this "one-stop shop", building contractors apply for, purchase, and track the permits they need for dozens of Oregon communities, wherever and whenever they require. See how Oregon got there and the results so far. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Alex Fishman (Palantir Technologies), Douglas Hassebrock (Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board)
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is using new technologies to harness the massive quantity of public data available about Stimulus spending to prevent fraud, waste and abuse. This presentation will discuss their approach which leverages the human mind to spot anomalies, their methodology, and demonstrate how an example case of fraud was found and investigated through data. Read more.
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Location: Expo Hall
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. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Debra Louison Lavoy (Open Text), Michael Edson (Smithsonian Institution)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Transparency is one of the cornerstones of the Gov 2.0 movement. This panel examines a transparent project from the Smithsonian Institution to show you how it was done, why it was done, and what worked and what didn't. Panelists will discuss how to overcome obstacles, including internal resistance and beauracracy. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Fred Dust (IDEO)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)
IDEO has worked behind the walls of Fortune 100 companies and large government agencies as they learn to innovate and embrace experimentalism. From these diverse experiences in the public and private sectors, as well as within our own walls, IDEO can share illustrative stories, lessons learned and best practices for creating a culture of experimentation in any context. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Dustin Haisler (City of Manor), Paul Pluschkell (Spigit)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
The case study topic below will be presented by Dustin Haisler, Municipal Judge and CIO of the City of Manor, TX. He will discuss how technology and collaboration tools have been utilized by government entities to facilitate government/citizen interaction. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Richard Boly (U.S. Department of State)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Embracing openness and collaboration behind the government firewall is first necessary to achieve transparency with the public. The State Department, the oldest federal agency and steeped in Cold War secrecy, might appear an unlikely early adopter of internal web 2.0 tools. Find out how the culture is changing from need-to-know to need-to-share. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Jon Udell (Microsoft), Robert Greenberg (G&H International Services, Inc), Greg Whisenant (GroopVille, Inc.), John Crowley (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and STAR-TIDES), Robert Davis (San Jose Police Department)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Public safety organizations at every level of government are looking at new ways to engage each other and the public. This session will focus on the importance of timely and actionable information, the role of the public, reputation systems and the critical importance of crowd sourcing to enable public safety to better to achieve its objectives. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Thomas Erickson (Acquia), Andrew Hoppin (New York State Senate), Kirsten Burgard (Department of Veterans Affairs), Rob Klause (Siteworx, Inc.)
In this session, Thomas Erickson, CEO of Acquia, will discuss Drupal’s achievements within government over the past year. From there, Dries will introduce three “lightning talks” featuring representatives from government agencies who will share their stories of how Drupal changed the way their sites embraced community and collaboration to achieve transparency. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
John Crupi (JackBe), Steve Willett (Defense Intelligence Agency)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Mashups hold great promise for establishing 'situational awareness' for commanders and analysts. Some agencies within the US Government have been employing mashups for analysis and decision-support for years. Two mashup architects will share anecdotes and lessons learned from some of the largest, most secure mashup efforts in the US government. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Nigel Jacob (Boston City Hall), Philip Ashlock (Data.gov, General Services Administration), Ben Berkowitz (SeeClickFix), Bryan Sivak (Government of the District of Columbia) Moderated by: Jennifer Pahlka
If the states are the laboratories of democracy, then cities may be the field studies. Cities currently provide one of the most fertile grounds for implementing Tim O'Reilly's vision of government as a platform. This panel looks at some key developments in cities happening right now, with a focus on the creative tensions between innovation and standards, and how standards can drive innovation. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Judy Brewer (W3C)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
This session briefly reviews current requirements for accessibility of government websites, and the importance of accessible e-government services for people with disabilities and older users. It provides an in-depth orientation to the latest resources for accessible web development, and highlights successful strategies and best practices for transforming websites. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Peter Corbett (iStrategyLabs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The world has been buzzing with "Apps for" innovation contests of all kinds. Listen to Peter Corbett discuss the present and future possibilities of innovation contests, and how governments big and small should be looking beyond just contents to spur sustainability application development through community building efforts. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Hart Rossman (SAIC), Jeff Jonas (IBM Entity Analytics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The vetting of candidates, whether for security clearance or political office, involves forms, interviews, and background checks. This panel will look at how open online lifestyles and easy analytics will change the process of security clearance, from the initial vetting of candidates to the tracking of their behavior once cleared and the protection of their digital reputations. Read more.
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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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Location: Ballroom A
Carl Malamud (Public.Resource.Org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Law.Gov is a national effort to make all primary legal materials in the United States freely available, so the raw materials of our democracy can be used by all. Carl will discuss how this effort grew out of the last Gov 2.0 Summit to become a movement involving top government officials, major law schools, the nation's law librarians, and a host of companies and researchers. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
The trend of GeoEnabling Government 2.0 is leading to a rich set of cloud computing tools, open API’s, and resource centers that offer the opportunity to create good government through geospatial knowledge. This expansion of geographic knowledge will result in strong place- based governance policies. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Virginia Hill (NIH Clinical Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Public affairs professionals know that teenagers and college students can be one of the hardest populations to reach, especially if the conversation you want to have is related to serious topics like health. The National Institutes of Health, part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services is changing that with innovative approaches to reaching students through web 2.0 tools and techniques. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Todd Park (Health and Human Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Details comings soon. Read more.
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