I’m lucky! and get to attend TransparancyCamp in Washington D.C. this weekend, February 28 – March 1. Styled after BarCamp, this event filled up in no time. Take a look at who will be there (independant developers, NGOs and government folks too) and you’ll quickly see why I’m excited about participating.
This un-conference is about convening a trans-partisan tribe of open government advocates from all walks — government representatives, technologists, developers, NGOs, wonks & activists — to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent and meaningfully accessible to the public.
Here’s their focus:
1) Technology development for enhancing government transparency
2) Community building for the transparency in government tribe
3) Talks, workshops and coding sessions to better equip technologists with the skills needed to deliver an Open Government.
I’ll be one of the less technical folks there, but hope to contribute to #2 above, and share what I know from my walk in government shoes.
Although the event filled up some time ago, I encourage you to sign up for their list for the next one (more than likely) or consider a small sponsorship. The event wiki can be found at https://barcamp.pbwiki.com/TransparencyCamp.