Busy #opengov week here in NYC. I'm pleased to be attending the following events on behalf of PPF:
Tuesday, June 4th - Media Impact Forum from the exciting work of the Media Impact Funders. Tomorrow I'm honored to join the esteemed Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, as well as my friend Nicholas Reville of our sibling non-profit PCF, to discuss how politics is culture and vice versa.
Wednesday, June 5th - excited to attend a TOW Centre for Digital Journalism workshop around creating common data standards for municipal political data, convened by David Eaves and joined by a great group of developers.
Thursday June 6th & Friday June 7th, it's the Personal Democracy Forum conference - in my longtime opinion, the premiere tech-politics conference in the U.S. My consecutive ninth year attending (out of ten total!). PPF's very own co-founder and President of the Board, Tiffiniy Cheng, will be presenting her groundbreaking work with our other sibling non-profit, Fight For the Future,
Click through for more info & participants in each - when I get a chance at each, I'll be informally demo'ing our new OpenGovernment.org - a version of 'We The People' for every elected official (city, state & federal).Read Full Article
Last week, I had the opportunity to represent the OpenCongress team at the Personal Democracy Forum - Europe conference held at the University of Barcelona. PdF is already known as the leading tech-politics conference on the U.S. side of the pond, and they reliably exported their curatorial skills to Spain for the second year in a row, gathering a remarkable group of participants. Check out the full conference agendas for Day One & Day Two , and click through for video from my presentation as part of a panel on "Transparency and Open Information in the US and Western Europe".Read Full Article