Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014
A one day mini-conference for government geeks (and geeks interested in government) to share, compare and talk about the progress of open government in Australia. Will include case studies across different government jurisdictions, an updated state of the union in this space, and, given the timing of linux.conf.au, will likely include an update on the progress of the Australian Action Plan on Open Government, as part of the deal in Australia joining the international Open Government Partnership in mid 2013. It's also a day to connect government and civil society, and look at citizen engagement in government, and the progress of open knowledge, open source and open data in government
The Call for Papers is open till december 8th at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EmJtTrzCLvZWnodoNWiQroOyiejNE_vo9xHZOWpNQYc/viewform
0900 - Main conference keynote
1000 - Morning tea
1030 - Welcome and state of the federation
1100 - Open infrastructure - speakers about open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government
1200 - Lunch
1300 - Open data and open information - speakers on opening up gov data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc
1400 - Open communities - opengov work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry
1500 - Afternoon tea
1530 - Open government consultation - a special session to feed into current planning and thinking in government
1700 - Close
Pia Waugh is an open government and open data ninja, working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. She believes that tech culture has a huge role to play in achieving better policy planning, outcomes, public engagement and a better public service all round. She is also trying to do her part in establishing greater public benefit from publicly funded data, software and research.
Pia is currently working as a Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 for the Australian Government CTO looking at whole of government technology, services and procurement. This is in the Department of Finance & Deregulation, itself a central agency focused on whole of government operations.
More at http://pipka.org/standard-bio/