Tech@State: Open Source | Unconference
Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
(See details and register for Day 1 here.)
Open Source is software, culture, and community. The Saturday unconference will explore all these aspects and more, building on the speakers and subjects from Day 1. Unconference participants will set the agenda: ask questions, tackle issues, and get a little closer to answers.
Some topics from Day 1 are listed below, but participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas!
- Open Source vs Government Culture: Creating Change
- Open Architectures for Public Health
- Open Source on the Map: Geospatial Views
- What's the Status? Federal Open Source Acquisition and Policy
- Open Source Software: Enabling National Security
- Open Source To The Rescue: Disaster Response & Humanitarian Assistance
- Open Standards: Design by Committee?
- Open Cities and Open States
- Open Course: How Open Source Has Changed Education
- An Open Model for Social Change: Changing Philosophies About Development and Aid
Please be sure to bring ID for the building management.
We'll be serving bagels, coffee and OJ in the morning, and pizza or similar for lunch. There will be a donation bucket to chip in to cover the costs of food.
Tech@State connects technologists to the goals of U.S. diplomacy and development through physical and virtual networking events. As part of Secretary Clinton's 21st Century Statecraft initiative, Tech@State connects leaders, innovators, government personnel, and others to work together on 21st-century technology solutions to improve the education, health, and welfare of the world's population. Previous Tech@State events have covered the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake, Mobile Money and Civil Society 2.0.
NDI provides technical assistance to democracy and civic institutions in more than 70 countries around the world, including political parties, legislatures, civic groups, other organizations and individuals. For more than 15 years, the NDItech team has supported the Institute and partners in the sustainable and innovative integration of technology tools into democracy assistance programs.
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National Democratic Institute
NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than two decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.