CapitolCamp is an unconference and developer day that brings together Government technology stakeholders under the roof of the New York State Capitol Building to share challenges and solutions.
The first CapitolCamp, held in June 2009 as the first unconfrerence in a State House, drew nearly 100 citizens, civil servants, and elected officials.
CapitolCamp 2010 seeks to further engage and expand this community, as a key component of building a more transparent, efficient, and participatory government through leveraging “Gov 2.0” technology.
CapitolCamp 2010 is split into two days: a technical developer summit on August 19th, and an unconference on August 20th. CapitolCamp is organized and hosted by the New York State Senate Office of the Chief Information Officer and the New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO/OFT).
On Thursday, Aug 19th, “the developer summit” will be a smaller event, primarily for programmers, and will focus on the nuts and bolts of using open source and other software for civic good and Government. This is a day long conversation about coding, collaborative software development and best practices. The conversation will involve hands-on work in open-source applications currently being used within and in conjunction with New York State Government. You must register independently for this event, at ( http://capitolcampdev.eventbrite.com ).
On Friday, Aug 20th, the main “unconference” will be segmented into three thematic “tracks,” each with specific 45 minute session topics proposed by attendees upon their arrival at the event:
1) “Senate 2.0”: Technology, Transparency, & Participation in the NY State Legislature: begins with a discussion of the role that technology plays in the NY Senate, including an update on NY Senate CIO Office’s “roadmap” and a discussion of public access to State legislative data; for the rest of the day, this track will focus on “legislature 2.0” related conversations.
2) “Empire 2.0”: begins with a discussion of the role of the Office of the State Chief Information Officer (CIO/OFT) in developing the State’s roadmap for NY Executive Branch agencies use of social and collaborative technologies to better serve all New Yorkers and improve inter-governmental communications; includes a brief update on CIO/OFT “roadmap” and an open discussion seeking ideas to further the overall strategy; for the rest of the day this track will focus on “state government 2.0” related conversations.
3) “New York 2.0”: an open publicly-led conversation on what “digital natives” are doing to transform New York into the most collaborative, participatory, and transparent state in the nation.
To see a list of proposed sessions, or to propose your own, visit the CapitolCamp Wiki < http://barcamp.org/CapitolCampTracks >.
To register for the Unconference, visit < http://capitolcamp.eventbrite.com >.
To register for the Developer Summit, visit < http://capitolcampdev.eventbrite.com >.
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