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Open NY Summit & Codeathon

OpenPlans & OpenNY Community

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM (EST)

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December 11th Attendee Ended Free  
December 12th Attendee Ended Free  
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City and state are the next frontier for open government.  New York boasts many leading open government projects at the federal, state, and municipal level that touch on a range of government agencies.

The Open NY Summit will be the first of many events produced by open government practitioners and volunteers.  The goal of this first event is to bring new ideas and voices into the conversation, and to inspire new initiatives and innovations.

The Open Planning Project
148 Lafayette St. [map]

Our schedule for this two-day event provides many opportunities for engagement. Read event summaries below, or visit our wiki for the latest about who's coming.

Friday, December 11th

Open NY Coworking - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Coworking combines the productivity of an office with the informality of a cafe. Join us during the day to get things done and meet some interesting people too.  We're reaching out to government officials in particular to join us.

Open NY Moderated Discussion - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
This discussion will put citizens active in the open government movement at the same table as government officials who are interested in implementing open government practices.  We will provide moderators who will ensure that the discussion is collaborative and productive.  The goal of the discussion is to establish priorities for open government in New York, and to discover opportunities for putting openness into practice.

Open NY Open Bottle and Lightning talks - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
A happy hour for the informal exchange of ideas and contacts.  We'll stop at 7:00pm for a series of 5-minute "lightning talks" about interesting developments in open government.

Saturday, December 11th

Open NY Workshops and Code-a-thon - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Day 2 will be less structured, with a focus on practical workshops and getting things done.  There will be three simultaneous tracks:

Track 1 - Presentations and Workshops
Throughout the day, we'll create a space for workshops led by open government practitioners who need your help to take their idea to the next level.  The focus for this track is on making room for diverse voices and ideas, and the workshops will be suitable even for those who are new to the open government community.

Track 2 - Code-a-thon
Open NY was in part inspired by the Sunlight Foundation's "Great American Hackathon" which will take place in cities all over the U.S. on December 12th and 13th.  At a code-a-thon, software developers pool their efforts to build real technology solutions that enable new open government practices.  If you've got a project in this space, and you want to work on it together with some other smart people, then come on down.

Track 3 - Open Data Stories
Lots of organizations could do amazing things if only they had access to the right information.  Often times this information exists, but it's locked up in government databases.  Members of the open government movement have been pushing for government to open up data for a long time, and it really helps if we have specific cases to point to.  We'll be inviting leaders of different organizations to come and make their case for open data.  We'll capture these stories - about 2 to 3 minutes each - so that we can publish them on the web and make the case for open data.
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When & Where

The Open Planning Project
148 Lafayette St
Penthouse (PH)
New York, 10013

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM (EST)

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OpenPlans & OpenNY Community

OpenPlans and members of the OpenNY community are banding together to tackle a pressing issue faced by the New York State Senate and other NYS government entities.

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