2014年9月4日木曜日

Code for America SF brigade hacknight memo

From my notes at meetup in San Francisco tonight: Jen Pahlka and Tim O'reilly were the speakers.

CfA brigade

- Let's put technology to the rightful place. It's not just about making money -technology can make society better.

- Should we be building something or reusing? Should governments be using taxpayers' money to build custom-made apps for each city?

- Change in vendor ecosystem is needed. 21st century governments can't survive without digital skill sets, tinkerers and builders.

- Government was our original means of collective action. It was built to do things that none of us could do individually. It’s wonderful to work together.

- Q: Technology will take away government people's jobs? A: Redeploy people to focus on outcome and actual people, don't get rid of them.

- Looking back on how Open Government advocacy started- it started by showing off people who are doing great things in the government, celebrate, and tell stories. Then, others who saw it will start doing it. That's how movements starts. That's how Tim started Open Source movement and other movements.

- 18F is deployment and USDS (US Digital Service) is about strategy and oversight. UK's GDS (Government Digital Service) actually does both.  Government realized they must spend less time just talking and more getting shit done ;)


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