Tech@State gets into technology and policy for its fourth edition Feb. 11 when we explore Open Source as software and technical culture. This hot topic is one that warms the hearts of evangelists and makes blood run cold in those who think open source software (OSS) is an invitation to mayhem. We'll seek to address both camps and educate everyone in between with morning guest speakers like:
Susan Swart, CIO of the U.S. Department of State
Macon Phillips, White House Director of New Media
Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, HHS
Jeremy Allison, Creator of Samba
Chris DiBona, Open Source and Public Sector Programs Manager at Google
Lin Wells, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University
In the afternoon, we'll hold several breakout panels where our guest experts can interact with the audience on topics like:
- Open Source vs Government Culture: Creating Change
- Open Communications: The Changing Media Landscape
- Open Architectures for Public Health
- Open Source and Mapping Data: Geospatial Applications
- 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
The Open Source Tech@State event will take place over two days, with the second being an Unconference, where participants can create their own exploratory agenda with their colleagues.
- February 11 at the State Department: The first day, Friday, Feb. 11, will be at the Department of State.
- February 12 at NDI: The Saturday unconference Feb. 12 will be at the National Democratic Institute. There is a separate Eventbrite for Saturday - REGISTER HERE.
Tech@State events regularly sell out so register now to hold your place.
Once you are registered, please remember these important points:
Arrive no later than 7:45am Feb. 11 at the State Department's west entrance on 23rd Street so you can proceed through security and be ready for the event to begin promptly at 8:30am. A continental breakfast will be served, so come early, eat and network. We will provide lunch during the event.
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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.
The event will also be streamed live on the Internet. Details on this and the developing schedule are all available at Tech.state.gov
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