This weekend ChangeCamp comes to Vancouver. If you are interested definitely sign up early.
I’ll be there of course. But better still Shari Wallace (Director of IT for the City of Vancouver) and I will be running a session together from 3-4 pm to brainstorm what data the City of Vancouver should prioritize on opening up. It’s an opportunity for coders to suggest what might help them build the local apps they’ve always wanted to build.
That, and numerous other sessions will try to help us dive deeper into The Long Tail of Public Policy…
So what is ChangeCamp and where will it be?
Saturday June 20th 2009 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC (BCIT Downtown Campus)
$20 in advance | $25 at the door
Vancouver ChangeCamp is a participatory web-enabled face-to-face event that brings together citizens, technologists, designers, academics, social entrepreneurs, policy wonks, political players, change-makers and government employees to answer these questions:
- How can we help government become more open and responsive?
- How do we as citizens organize to get better outcomes ourselves?
The event is a partly structured unconference. One track of the conference will introduce the kinds of projects that harness new ideas and tools for social change. Other tracks at the conference will be participant-driven, with the agenda created collaboratively at the start of the event, allowing participants to share their experiences and expertise.
Hope to see you there!