Jennifer Bell of VisibleGovernment.ca posted up slides from her talk at the Social Media for Government conference at #ALI last week. Here they are.
I wasn’t able to see it in person, but it looks like it was a good overview of reasons why open sourcing Government makes sense. Points to examples – the Peer-to-Patent project and the Sunlight Foundation in the US, and FixMyStreet from mySociety.org in the UK.
The slides don’t specifically mention the ChangeCamp concept, but it is a clear parallel, happening here in Canada. ChangeCamp Toronto came off recently and was a great success, leading to some really interesting ideas.
During her talk, @thornley asked about bringing a ChangeCamp to Ottawa.
thornley I’d like to help organize a #changecampOttawa. Who else is in on this?
And lo and behold, planning is underway. First meeting is at 6 pm tonight at the ClockTower. I’ll be there. Deets on the ChangeCamp Ottawa wiki.