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Impressions from Tech@State Open Source Conference and Unconference

 

February 14, 2011

Doug Hadden, VP Products

I had a chance to attend the TechatState open source conference and unconference Friday and Saturday last week.  The Friday conference was held at the State Department in the Loy Henderson what is known internally as the “Dr. Strangelove” room. The unconference was held at the National Democratic Institute. (Which was somehow fitting because the room projector was not working right during my session on transparency leapfrogging in developing countries, so it was a bit of an unpresentation.)  

The move to open source and open systems is reinforcing the move to open data and Government 2.0. How?

  • Open source operates on a community model with more decentalized governance much like Web 2.0 and social networking
  • Open source and open data have network effects: the more there is the more valuable it is
  • Open source is fueling a lot of open government (there was a lot of talk about uses of Drupal and the OpenAtrium distribution)
  • Open source generally enables more effective security and provides higher quality middleware making the US Department of Defence as the largest user within the American government
  • Open source provides the flexibility needed to adapt social media for government usage
  • Open source provides the cost flexibility for governments to do more with less (with interesting case studies from California and New York)

Data visualization was another consistent topic. Geographic information, in particular, has become effective in assisting disaster recovery. The Ushahidi platform for disaster recovery was also a consistent topic.

The unconference (second picture) is more of a flexible networking event than the typical conference (first picture). Here are some of my tweets from the conference:

  • #techatstate takeaway use of #opensource to help countries leap ahead in gov #transparency #opendata #oss 2:08 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • @wmburke channeling bootcamp exercising while #unconference facilitating #techatstate #oss 1:54 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • Final unplenary about to unstart #techatstate #oss #unconference been rewarding non-linear experience so far 1:49 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • #opensource #transparency shows you quality+activity you don’t get with proprietary #techatstate #oss 1:27 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • Viewpoint that difficult to displace proprietary with #opensource #techatstate #oss easier to justify in greenfield situations
  • Made point that proprietary #erp with proprietary stack limits #extensibilty vs #opensource #techatstate #oss 4:23 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • RT @digiphile: Talking about crowdmapping #Egypt here at #TechAtState. @PatrickMeier explains more at @Ushahidi: http://bit.ly/dMI0bM 4:08 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • Wasserman: 14 different ways to make money on #opensource #techatstate #oss 4:07 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • On the internet no one know you’re using #opensource #techatstate #oss 3:56 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • Interesting #oss usage for video content infrastructure #techatstate 3:53 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • In building businesses on #oss #techatstate unconference 3:38 PM Feb 12th via ÜberTwitter
  • real need for non functional #nonfun from product managers in software development #techatstate #oss 3:12 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • benefits scenarios & personas in software development #techatstate #oss unconference 3:00 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Tony Wasserman describing new agile processes in sw development #techatstate #oss 2:48 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss discussion swdevelopment problems where difference between problem and your position/solution, may be better way 2:44 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • digiphile New at @Govfresh: Developing open source and open government at #TechAtState [VIDEO] http://bit.ly/dRbpz2 #OSS #gov20 #opengov 2:07 PM Feb 12th via TweetDeck Retweeted by freebalance and 2 others
  • in communicating with developers session #techatstate #oss unconference 2:35 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • macon44 the @WhiteHouse just released our 2nd batch of contributions to the #opensource development community http://goo.gl/0Rf5u #drupal 12:47 PM Feb 12th via web from Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington   Retweeted by freebalance and 62 others
  • #techatstate #socialmedia #ITgovernance presentation mentioned:http://bit.ly/gWsJxG #opengov #gov20 #opendata 2:03 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss other presentation on technology leapfrog #developingnations http://bit.ly/hq521l 1:59 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss presentation referenced on open systems helping #developingcountries leapfrog #transparency http://bit.ly/guje8K 1:58 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #techatstate session: #developingcountries less need to build complex #roi justifications for #opengov 1:54 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate session: big difference between #policy making and execution #transparency 1:52 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate session: 3rd world more likely to adopt international & #openstandards 1:51 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate session: #oss ideal to build government tech capacity 1:51 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate session: govs have less info silos & can have more effective #opendata 1:50 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate session: people from outside gov don’t really know #transparency 1:50 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • Observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate session: major motivation for govs: skilled #diaspora return 1:49 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • observation from #transparency #developingcountries #techatstate #oss: #wikileaks has given transparency a bad name 1:47 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • finished leapfrog government #transparency #opendata in #developingcountries session #techatstate #oss 1:47 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • made point earlier in #drupal #techatstate #oss session that traditional #cms often overly structured & inflexible for creative work 12:27 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • discussion of #accessibility often is a stumbling block for #transparency projects if can’t get out to 100% of citizens #techatstate #oss 12:25 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • @noneck: for all the #govloop awesomeness, doesn’t include all of the #drupal for government awesomeness available #techatstate #oss 12:22 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • discussion of translation management, localization in #drupal core software & content #techatstate #oss 12:17 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • digiphile VIDEO: @DebBryant on #opensource at the #TechAtState unconference http://bit.ly/i7dwm8 #opengov 12:10 PM Feb 12th via TweetDeck Retweeted by freebalance
  • noneck i’m sitting next to Doug Hadden. His company, FreeBalance, localized Drupal for Mongolian. #techatstate #oss #AWESOME!!! 11:53 AM Feb 12th via Echofon Retweeted by freebalance
  • more people squeezing into the popular #techatstate #drupal #oss session 12:10 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • @noneck talking about how leveraging #drupal for intranet including #mobile support #android #iphone #ipad #techatstate #oss 12:09 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • discussion of how #bpm #workflow comes up often in #drupal projects #techatstate #oss 12:07 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • delving into problems that #drupal helps solve, #politics policy management, #capacitybuildng #democracy programs #techatstate #oss 12:02 PM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • interesting #drupal session #techatstate many in room looking at using #cms to enhance #transparency #oss 11:46 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • FreeBalance leverages #drupal for help, capacity building, documentation and e-learning in #pfm #grp suite, also created #mongolia version 11:32 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • at #drupal for government unconference session #techatstate #oss 11:31 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • digiphile Brazil has done #opensource for a decade+ – “They’re really the Simon Bolivar of software down there”-@DebBryant #techatstate 10:44 AM Feb 12th via TweetDeck Retweeted by freebalance and 7 others
  • techATstate Follow #techatstate & #oss hashtags today, and thanks to @nditech for hosting the unconf! Evolving agenda at http://open4m.org/ndi/ 10:35 AM Feb 12th via web Retweeted by freebalance and 2 others
  • Deb Bryant discussing how international governments use #oss #techatstate through public policy 10:37 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss unconference notes.ndi.org agenda at open4m.org/ndi 10:30 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • James Burke starting #techatstate #oss unconference opn4m.org sees tech as culture change agent 10:27 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • does #radio access help hold governments accountable? View that i depends http://bit.ly/el4gel #accountability #transparency #oldmedia 10:07 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • prioritizing & budgeting #socialnetworking in business http://bit.ly/i7LJK4 @charleneli 9:44 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • apparently Loy Henderson conference room called the Dr. #strangelove room #techatstate #oss 9:33 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • one topic missing yesterday #techatstate #oss was the network effect of openness: #opendata #oss open standards #socialmedia on #innovation 9:30 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • at National Democratic Institute for #techatstate #oss unconference, will be untweeting all unday on this unweekend 9:29 AM Feb 12th via CoTweet
  • #Mubarak Shut Down The Internet, And The Internet Paid Him In Kind how #socialmedia defeated #oldmedia in #Egypt http://viigo.im/5YxR 7:46 AM Feb 12th via ViigoBB
  • Stuart Gill we don’t have a good understanding of the economics of data #opendata #techatstate #oss 4:38 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Stuart Gill often don’t see data as a fundamental high priority good, but should be #opendata #techatstate #oss 4:37 PM Feb 11th via web
  • interesting comment on how correct data can turn around incorrect aid assumptions #techatstate #oss #aideffectivess 4:36 PM Feb 11th via web
  • discussion of risk #innovation & correct reporting burden on #ngos for #aideffectiveness #techatstate #oss 4:32 PM Feb 11th via web
  • #aidtransparency will provide the aggregate data to improve performance rather than burden of rigid results-based methods #techatstate #oss 4:32 PM Feb 11th via web
  • made comment about #aidtransparency #IATI and reduction of transaction costs burden for #transparency techatstate #oss 4:31 PM Feb 11th via web
  • discussion of venturecapitalizing aid innovation #techatstate #aideffectiveness #oss 4:30 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Todd Huffman making analogy of how #oss gets many eyes to fix problems & could be leveraged in #foreignaid #techatstate 4:30 PM Feb 11th via web
  • discussion about whether fear of failure in aid programs legitimate reason to prevent #innovation #techatstate #oss 4:30 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Todd Huffman often main reason organizations don’t want to share data is embarrassment #techatstate #oss need to reduce stigma of failure 4:29 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Wayan Vota #inveneo says profit-model with local partners provides real feedback loop on effectiveness #csr #fopse #techatstate #oss 4:29 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Mari Kuraishi #globalgiving says strict #aideffectiveness evals don’t give you what you need, need open-ended questions #techatstate #oss 3:59 PM Feb 11th via web
  • comment about cult of results-based management in #afghanistan made for rigid #foreignaid low #aideffectiveness #techatstate #oss 3:57 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Stuart Gill #worldbank view on #opendata is motivated by desire to partner better #techatstate #oss 3:56 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Todd Huffman #techatstate #oss resistence to sharing data, #opendata doesn’t come from people in the field, comes from higher up 3:54 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Todd Huffman beer for data program in #afghanistan proven to be incredibly popular #techatstate #oss 3:50 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Todd Huffman as new people come into #afghanistan don’t know where data is located-is like having group front lobotomy 3:45 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Todd Huffman experience in #afghanistan where promoted health openness and #opendata #techatstate #oss 3:44 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Stuart Gill #worldbank pushing #opendev #opendata #RHOK models #techatstate #oss 3:44 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Stuart Gill #worldbank a lot of #innovation in #aid is bottom up #techatstate #oss 3:44 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Wayan Vota #inveneo doubling aid impact every year through openness, mentions ictworks.org #techatstate #oss 3:42 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Wayan Vota #inveneo in aid, pillars of excellence = silos #techatstate #oss 3:41 PM Feb 11th via web
  • Wayan Vota #inveneo suggesting that #innovation in past came thru open contact #techatstate #oss 3:41 PM Feb 11th via web
  • #techatstate #oss Mari Kuraishi #globalgiving found issue when at #worldbank with #development #aid was the top-down approach 3:41 PM Feb 11th via web
  • #obama giving historical and global impact of #egypt #jan25 #feb11 clearly new era in citizen power 3:12 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #obama conveniently waits for break in #techatstae #oss to speak on #egypt #mubarak impact of #socialmedia 3:09 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • digiphile “One of @TimOReilly’s laws about data: don’t make people find data. Make data find the people.”-@Todd_Park #gov20 http://twitpic.com/3yq04h 2:45 PM Feb 11th via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by freebalance and 33 others
  • discussion of #bestpractices and #sharedservices where these are sometimes more expensive than previous methods #techatstate #oss 2:42 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • speaker #civiccommons suggests best approach is to have configurable software not customization #techatstate #oss 2:37 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • Carolyn Lawson said best senior gov’t sales position for #oss #opendata is meeting mandate at lower cost #techatstate 2:34 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • techATstate “If you let your user innovate on your behalf, you get a better result on your platform” – @habibh #techatstate #oss 2:30 PM Feb 11th via web Retweeted by freebalance
  • @daeaves many gov’t IT depts focused on keeping network up, viruses out and hiring vendors rather than strategic planning #techatstate #oss 2:32 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves once you give people the tools, won’t be able to switch them to old ways #techatstate #oss 2:32 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves explained how small visible #opendata #oss wins worked in #vancouver, can’t sell based on abstract #techatstate 2:31 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • Carolyn Lawson easier to grow #internship than attract tech talent #techatstate #oss 2:29 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • discussion of recruitment trouble in state governments given #financialcrisis #techatstate #oss #internships strategy in #california 2:29 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • discussion: little or negative correlation between education & productivity in #opengov #oss development #techatstate 2:26 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • apparently room 1207 #statedepartment is where first vote & decision to use #oss in USgov #techatstate 2:24 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves big governments are big enough to do dumb things, panel agrees that this is changing #techatstate #oss 2:23 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • blefurgy Can tech end poverty? RT @digiphile: Tech helps magnify human capacity & intent, says @jamesbt http://j.mp/eLPFip #techatstate 2:19 PM Feb 11th via HootSuite Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • discussion of transition to new vendor business models in government for #opendata #oss #techatstate 2:22 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • Carolyn Lawson says vendor community should bring #innovation not just do what can be done #oss & internal #techatstate 2:21 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • jamiey Great CA success story of meeting a state-wide redesign mandate w/gov webmasters by connecting & training. Community empowers. #techATstate 2:16 PM Feb 11th via TweetDeck Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • @daeaves says #opendata will only be sustainable when civil servants are pushing it, rather than just from top #techatstate #oss 2:18 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves city of #vancouver essentially created vendor ecosystem #innovation out of thin air #techatstate #oss 2:17 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves not sure current development of #opendata apps is fully sustainable because not treated by govs as application layer #techatstate 2:16 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves #opengov #oss takeaway is not the apps, but #transparency & biggest users are civil servants #techatstate 2:14 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • techATstate Saad Khan:”Level of accessibility [internationally] that has never existed before” #techatstate #oss 2:07 PM Feb 11th via web Retweeted by freebalance
  • #vancouver 2nd city to publish #opendata after #DC in North America #techatstate #oss 2:11 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • wdeggers RT @digiphile: Cool display of the evolution of tech at @StateDept. From analog to digital diplomacy. #techAtState http://twitpic.com/3ypppr 2:09 PM Feb 11th via TweetDeck Retweeted by freebalance
  • @daeaves saw major change at city of #vancouver in procuring #oss & support of #opengov #techatstate 2:11 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @daeaves talking about #opendata #opengov at City of #Vancouver #techatstate #oss 2:09 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Carolyn Lawson State of #california #oss year 1 savings $56M, stopped counting after that 2:03 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Carolyn Lawson State of #california built internal collaborative network among web masters first #oss then went external 2:03 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • interesting common problem at US State level on technology capacity building, training access #techatstate #oss 2:00 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Carolyn Lawson State of #california describing hard project management, communications and #oss use 1:57 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Carolyn Lawson, State of #california had to create modern web environment, consistent UI across all sites with no added budgets 1:56 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Carolyn Lawson State of #california has very long title,but is in charge of collaboration #oss 1:55 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Andrew Hoppin promotes #oss private/public #cloud to reduce switching costs, more affordable 1:54 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate huge deficits at State level making opportunity for #oss #sharedservices and #innovation 1:51 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Andrew Hoppin says US State gov’t the forgotten middle between federal and local apps #oss 1:50 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Andrew Hoppin use of #oss enabled reducing IT budget while doing more NY State Senate ~$1M of $8M budget 1:49 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Andrew Hopping former #CIO NY State Senate levered #oss to become more transparency #opensenate use of #drupal 1:46 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #visualization particularly mapping seems to be strength of many #opendata #opengov apps #techatstate #oss 1:45 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • other key #techatstate #oss takeaway is how #opensource components following standards can be assembled for such different needs 1:41 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • key #techatstate #oss takeaway: #opensource provides standards, #middleware foundation, openness, integration to enable #innovation 1:41 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Phil Ashlock #openplans #oss provides real-time bus information #nyc 1:37 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Phil Ashlock #openplans #oss #civicworks intersection of #gov20 participation,# opendata and livable cities 1:36 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Phil Ashlock #openplans uses #oss & journalism to engage citizens, open geo, civicworks, civicmedia 1:36 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate @daeaves already says sorry eh? #oss 1:34 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss conference, attending open cities and open states breakout #opengov #gov20 #opendata 1:29 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techaststate Jeremy Allison says that no one has been forced to release code to #opensource #oss 12:27 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant talking about #crisiscommons that is attempting to sustain disaster recovery including full #oss support 12:25 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Lin Weeks great enthusiasm for action in #haiti and tech #innovation at first was not sustained #oss 12:24 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • HeatherLaGarde RT @digiphile: If u ignore social nets you’re going 2 become irrelevant, “because that’s where action is happening”-Dr.Wells. #techatstate 12:22 PM Feb 11th via web Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • #techatstate Lin Weeks on #oss and disaster assistance,” wrong time to exchange business cards is after natural disaster” 12:23 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • open_atrium Word got out today at #techatstate this am that the White House has gone Open Atrium, and they’re releasing code! We are very excited :) 12:18 PM Feb 11th via Tweetie for Mac Retweeted by freebalance and 24 others
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc sees need for standards to interface and leverage legacy technology #oss 12:21 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • @digiphile #oss outcomes (cost savings, better health etc.) much more important than tech speak #techatstate 12:19 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • SabzBrach “If gov ignores social media’s role in events, it will become irrelevent.” #techAtState 12:12 PM Feb 11th via txt Retweeted by freebalance and 2 others
  • OReillyMedia Today’s fifth Tech@State Conf focuses on role of open source in government, industry + society. http://oreil.ly/esvnVf /gg 12:14 PM Feb 11th via web by gretchengiles Retweeted by freebalance
  • @digiphile using http://www.google.com/moderator/ when taking questions #oss #techatstate 12:14 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • HeatherLaGarde brain and tweet streams split in two columns #egypt #jan25 and #techatstate 12:11 PM Feb 11th via web Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • #techatstate Lin Wells #oss mentions Nick Gowling’s book on #socialmedia #iran how no gov can keep up with the data 12:12 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Lin Wells sees #oss experiments at #ndu provides value-add opportunities 12:11 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Lin Wells #oss said #ngos critical of techguys patting selves on backs by exchanging electrons vs something that matters 12:09 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Lin Wells describing how #crowdsourcing & #ushahidi was giving #coastguard operationally important info #haiti 12:07 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • shervin On this day, Feb 11 1990, Mandela was released from jail after 27 years. Now, Egyptian people are free after 30 years of dictatorship. 2/11 12:02 PM Feb 11th via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by freebalance and 30 others
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc fcc.gov moving to #drupal #oss 12:06 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • ICT_Works with thumb drive, open source, and duct tape, I can fix anything – Greg Elin FCC #techATstate 12:03 PM Feb 11th via HootSuite Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc uses #oss development environment off a thumb drive 12:04 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc #oss believes that small gov depts have no leverage with large vendors like #microsoft or #oracle to fix probs 12:02 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc every MS-Access app he has seen has a custom UI 12:01 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc can reliably prototype for free with #oss 12:00 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc can buy support for mission critical #oss 12:00 PM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc integration undermines support esp with proprietary software #oss 11:59 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc has been able to solve scalability problems easier through #oss 11:59 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc as easy to find on-line answers, solutions to problems in #oss as proprietary 11:58 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc #oss security patches happen as fast as in proprietary software 11:57 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc #oss in a candy store of software, hosting #licenses sees it as giving more flexibility 11:55 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Greg Elin #fcc sees #oss & #opendata initiatives going hand-in-hand 11:54 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant #osu #oss lab describing #firstresponder & security sw all #opensource 11:51 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant #osu #oss lab common misconception for proprietary software: company will always be in business with same bizmodel 11:50 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant #osu #oss lab common misconception for proprietary software: the person who wrote the code will always be with co 11:50 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant #osu #oss lab common misconception for proprietary software: will always fix bugs 11:50 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant #osu #oss lab common misconception for proprietary software; always have support when you need it 11:50 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Deb Bryant #osu #oss lab hosts #linux #drupal #apache projects 11:49 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • Alex Howard #oreilly media observes about the link between #opengov and #oss #techatstate 11:45 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • Alex Howard #oreilly media introducing #techatstate panel #oss what not to fear or zen and the art of #opensource 11:45 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate David Eaves @codeforamerica objectives reuse, light, usable with deeper goal of #culturevirus for long-term change 11:40 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate David Eaves @codeforamerica pointing out difference between experience as consumer & with government 11:37 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss conference abuzz with #innovation on one hand and #mubarak resignation on the other during break 11:31 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Jeremy Allison describing how #patents handcuff #entrepreneurs #innovation 10:51 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona points out that every proprietary software license different #oss #licensing 10:50 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate discussion of how lawyers take time to catch up on #oss #gpl #licensing 10:49 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona can always pay someone to support #oss so you have someone to blame 10:45 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #fud concerns of #oss in government question 10:45 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona lots of gov contracts now requiring contractors putting custom code into #oss 10:42 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate discussion of where #oss has higher quality 10:37 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Jeremy Allison #oss is the great software commoditizer 10:34 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona when requirements so specialized, need for #oss and standards 10:33 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • techATstate “You guys have to write all your own software?! Wow, that must take years!” Jeremy Allison at #techatstate #oss 10:31 AM Feb 11th via web Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona & Jeremy Allison pointing out the productivity gains with #oss and less development cost for companies 10:32 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona & Jeremy Allison point out the value of using #oss #middleware to build proprietary products, generate value 10:30 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona says developers moved to #oss when proprietary software too slow to respond to needs 10:28 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate @dkrape asks whether #oss really #communism 10:27 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBona #google sees #oss in operating systems, smartphones thought to be proprietary 10:23 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Jeremy Allison #oss is like open speech 10:21 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Chris DiBono #google says traditional software all about control, #oss has no barriers to usage 10:21 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Jeremy Allison #oss difference with proprietary is like science (with #transparency) vs. alchemy (some secret method) 10:20 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss panel @dkrape Chris DiBona #google Jeremy Allison co-creator of #samba 10:17 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Andrew McLaughlin #civiccommons sees applicability with city apps internationally #oss 10:14 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Andrew McLaughlin #civiccommons putting federal IT dashboard into #oss 10:11 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • TechChange #techatstate first prezi of the day very cool tool , we’ve been having lots of fun using it for courses 10:10 AM Feb 11th via Seesmic for Android Retweeted by freebalance
  • #techatstate Andrew McLaughlin #civiccommons expects to save $1B in city IT projects through pooling #oss & proprietary development 10:10 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Andrew McLaughlin #civiccommons designed to find commonalities across state and local government #oss 10:09 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Gunnar Hellekson #osfa most complex US gov agencies take #oss #opensource seriously 10:07 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Gunnar Hellekson #osfa #oss reporting card shows highest adoption at #dod (security #opensource) 10:06 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Gunnar Hellekson #osfa describing steps to #oss adoption in US gov, particularly with #DOD 10:02 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • HeatherLaGarde fav quote “OSS is free like a free puppy is free” RT @techATstate 1cearly theme emerging at #techatstate isreminder #oss isn’t simply free 9:57 AM Feb 11th via TweetDeck Retweeted by freebalance and 1 other
  • #techatstate #oss Gunnar Hellekson #osfa providing #opensource for America report card 10:00 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra US collaborating with #eu on #health #opendata #india on #opengov 9:58 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • techATstate Every single federal agency now has congressional authority to pursue prizes, challenges, and competitions – Aneesh Chopra #techatstate 9:41 AM Feb 11th via web Retweeted by freebalance and 3 others
  • #techatstate view that usability #ux is key issue to take advantage of #oss #opendata potential call out on usability.gov 9:53 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra government platforms spur #innovation #governmentasplatform #opendata #opengov 9:47 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra describing advantage of open industry specs vs. costs of many point-to-point interfaces 9:47 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate great strides and value for #opendata #opengov in US seems to have been missed by #oldmedia 9:44 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra funding apps through #opendata and providing forum for additional investment #innovation 9:43 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra describing use of new law that enables development challenges for any agency, dept #innovation #opendata 9:41 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra platforms+participation=#innovation ecosystems through #opendata R&D collaboration 9:39 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra connectivity is needed for competition (with other countries) and economic development 9:38 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra betting on #wireless as way for rural connectivity, #innovation – is 21stC infrastructure 9:37 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra connectivity gives students a window on the world 9:36 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Aneesh Chopra describing #obama national wireless initiative and how spark #innovation 9:34 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs says #opendata #innovation ecosystem should be decentralized “self-propelled” 9:32 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs 20 #opendata challenges at Health2Challenge.org so far, engages developers, journalists, academia 9:30 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs describing engagement to encourage the use #opendata ie: health data lollapalooza June 9 2011 9:29 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs doesn’t have enough eyes to monitor #health data, another advantage to #opendata 9:29 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs launching healthdata.gov, 1 stop #health #opendata and #apis across US gov next week 9:28 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs predicts that most usage of #healthcare #opendata will be outside core health apps 9:27 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs point is that all these apps #innovation resulted in basically no gov cost, just thru #opendata 9:24 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs predicts #gamification will do more to teach #health than a whole phalanx of health professionals 9:23 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs more examples of #innovation thru #opendata: iTriage, communityclash.com health game 9:21 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs examples: hospitalcompare.com, community health #dashboard websites 9:19 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs explosion of application through #opendata follows @timoreilly philosophy:data to change lives 9:18 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs: @timoreilly is the “Thomas Jefferson” of the web 9:15 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs used #noaa model of #opendata that provides weather information and helps #innovation 9:14 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs hugely enthusiastic about #opendata 9:13 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Todd Park #hhs on unleashing #opendata to improve health 9:11 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Macon Phillips #WH making case for #opensource as philosophy: collaborating with public to improve gov 9:11 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Macon Phillips #WH releasing second code contribution to #drupal & upgrades to #openatrium 9:09 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Macon Phillips #WH support for #html5 standard meant was one of first web video sites supporting #ipad 9:08 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Macon Phillips has become geek through knowledge of #WH developed “node embed” to achieve #508 accessibility 9:07 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Macon Phillips #WH describing how #oss infrastructure able to handle peak activity 9:05 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Macon Phillips #WH uses #drupal for #cms says many leading #opensource highly secure 9:02 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Macon Phillips #WH #socialmedia focused on openness, #transparency and participation 9:00 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss panel Macon Phillips #WH introducing #newmedia at white house 8:59 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Swart describing the #oss security balance, explaining case for both #opensource & proprietary security 8:55 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Swart #oss policy “merit-based”, describing #statedepartment use of #opensource 8:53 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate Swart making parallel #oss and 21st century #statecraft & cost impacts 8:52 AM Feb 11th via CoTweet
  • #techatstate #oss Susan Swart, CIO #statedepartment introduced by Suzanne Hall
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    Doug Hadden

    Doug Hadden

    Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
    Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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