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# [[Emacs BoF]]
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= Open infrastructure =
# [[HAM Radio BoF]]
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References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government
  
=== Running BoF ===
 
  
6am conference mornings from the front of Trinity College.
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== Drupal - open web platform for governments ==
  
Conference mornings, Perth has no Daylight saving and it will be hot in January, we will be keen to get a morning run out of the way early.
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Global list of Government sites - https://groups.drupal.org/government-sites
In past years we have met up at 6am to head out for a run, anyone keen to join in is welcome. There are a large number of options in the Kings park area to really enjoy a morning run.
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My initial suggestion is meet out the front of Trinity College each morning and we can find runs to do into Kings Park and along the river. I have done some runs in both areas in the past and it really is worthwhile. There ares ome interesting features such as Jacobs Ladder, a set of stairs many runners test them selves out on at the end of Cliff St at the other end of the park. Good trails through the park and some great scenery along the river for easier runs.
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=== Distributions & Themes ===
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aGov
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* website http://agov.com.au
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* project https://drupal.org/project/agov
  
Also possbly of interest to anyone arriving early (there in time for Saturday morning 4th of Jan or still around the following Saturday morning 11th Jan) there are free timed weekly 5km runs all around Australia called Parkrun. They started in the UK and there a re a huge number over there. In Perth there are 3 on and the closest to the campus is Claisebrook Cove. http://www.parkrun.com.au/claisebrookcove/
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Open Public
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* website http://openpublicapp.com/
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* project https://drupal.org/project/openpublic
  
I will be competing in both of them as an out of state tourist. To compete and get a time you need to register and bring a printed barcode to the event.
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Canada - Web Experience Toolkit
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* https://github.com/wet-boew/wet-boew-drupal/
  
===Monday afternoon/evening===
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Dutch government house style theme
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* https://drupal.org/project/rijkshuisstijl
  
# [[Astronomy BoF]]
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US HowTo
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* http://www.howto.gov/web-content/technology/content-management-systems/drupal-best-practices-for-government
  
====17:40 - 18:40====
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= Open data =
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References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc
  
https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday
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* The government data landscape in Australia was mapped out at http://agict.gov.au/blog/2013/10/26/government-data-landscape-australia including data projects, policies, standards, communities and other initiatives relating to government.
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* Request and vote up datasets from government at the data.gov.au Data Request Site http://datagovau.ideascale.com/ :)
  
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=== Public Sector Data Workshop ===
!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
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!GGL:GENTILLI
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!GGL:WEBB
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!ENG:LT1
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!ENG:LT2
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===Tuesday afternoon/evening 17:40 - 18:40===
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Practical workshop with a focus on developing research skills in the field, both online and offline.
https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/tuesday
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Run by http://www.twitter.com/helenensikat
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| Google Summer of Code
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# OSIA http://www.osia.com.au
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Key issues covered:
# OpenRadio
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* Groundwork for research
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* Getting the most out of Google
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* Searching beyond the surface web
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* National and State libraries
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* Working with messy data
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* Using existing research to find leads
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* Requesting data and information from other people
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* Data quality, copyright, and referencing
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* Discussion of useful resources of various flavours
  
===Saturday 11th ===
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The slides are largely a set of visual prompts for the talk rather than a standalone pack; ping Helen on Twitter if you want further detail on any of the topics mentioned:
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http://bit.ly/publicsectordataslides
  
[[Castledare Miniature Railway Bof]]
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A link bundle containing all the websites, resources, and example searches mentioned in the workshop is available here: http://bit.ly/publicsectordatalinks
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= Open information =
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References on FOI and related topics, case studies
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= Open communities =
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References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry
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[http://www.govpond.org GovPond]: A searchable index of Australian State and Federal Government data + federated searching of Government and domain specific data catalogues (e.g. CSIRO, AODN, Social Sciences Data).
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=Discussions=
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===Government organisation===
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* Discussed HM Revenue and customs who can refund in seconds, but also debit your account instantly as well. The key point is that there are upsides and downsides to being able to do this.
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* The use of Bitcoin for transparency and accountability
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* Currently http://data.gov.au/ publishes read-only data; allow community collaborators (members of the public, contractors to public works, etc) to directly update or contribute to http://data.gov.au/ data sets; possible use cases:
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** Extend the API to allow data to be updated
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** Directly update data via web form
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** Indirectly update data by synchronising previously-exported data; for example: http://data.gov.au/ data might have been submitted to http://www.openstreetmap.org/; when that data is updated on http://www.openstreetmap.org/, those changes could be synchronised back into http://data.gov.au/
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Andrew_Buckeridge Andrew Buckeridge] in my preferred plaintext.
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** Discussed ignorance of the CC-BY attribution license recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
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** Discussed those helpful people that manipulate the data that you want.
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* 2014 wishlist for Western Australia (contact Helen Ensikat with any queries or follow-up: http://www.twitter.com/helenensikat/)
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** A mandate & commitment to progress in ICT / Open Data by the Premier, catching up to other States
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** Allocating on ICT / e-Gov as a Ministerial Portfolio
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** Establishment of an ICT / data / e-Gov team in Premier and Cabinet or Finance
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** Roadmap and policy document based on international best practice
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** Establishment of responsibility for implementing this policy at a senior level in departments and agencies
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** Public release of progress in implementation of and compliance with policy
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** Public KPIs for senior staff and for the Minister responsible for the area
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** Mechanism to support and reward departments innovating in the area
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** Establishment of programme to showcase existing work and datasets in this area to public/other departments/industry
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** Annual Perth-based Open Gov and Digital Citizenship conference
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** Roadmap to data.wa.gov.au with CKAN install / accessible API
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= References =
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* Gov 2.0 blog posts from Federal Government CTO, inc data.gov.au team http://www.finance.gov.au/category/gov-20/
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* State of the Nation slides/notes - http://www.slideshare.net/greebo/state-of-the-nation-open-gov-miniconf-2014
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* Lightning talk on food compostion data - http://www.foodcomposition.co.nz
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* WFS map feature data downloader: http://github.com/grahame/whiffy

Latest revision as of 13:02, 10 January 2014

Please log in to the wiki and add any links or reference material you think is useful, under the appropriate theme. This will then be published after the conference as a wrap up post for others in the OpenGov community across Australia.

Contents

Open infrastructure

References on open source and standards, case studies like OpenStack, Drupal, and what FOSS brings to government


Drupal - open web platform for governments

Global list of Government sites - https://groups.drupal.org/government-sites

Distributions & Themes

aGov

Open Public

Canada - Web Experience Toolkit

Dutch government house style theme

US HowTo

Open data

References on opening up raw government data, what is needed from government, case studies, etc

Public Sector Data Workshop

Practical workshop with a focus on developing research skills in the field, both online and offline. Run by http://www.twitter.com/helenensikat

Key issues covered:

  • Groundwork for research
  • Getting the most out of Google
  • Searching beyond the surface web
  • National and State libraries
  • Working with messy data
  • Using existing research to find leads
  • Requesting data and information from other people
  • Data quality, copyright, and referencing
  • Discussion of useful resources of various flavours

The slides are largely a set of visual prompts for the talk rather than a standalone pack; ping Helen on Twitter if you want further detail on any of the topics mentioned: http://bit.ly/publicsectordataslides

A link bundle containing all the websites, resources, and example searches mentioned in the workshop is available here: http://bit.ly/publicsectordatalinks

Open information

References on FOI and related topics, case studies

Open communities

References on open government work happening in the community, getting FOSS developers and methdologies into government, building bridges between gov, community and industry

GovPond: A searchable index of Australian State and Federal Government data + federated searching of Government and domain specific data catalogues (e.g. CSIRO, AODN, Social Sciences Data).

Discussions

Government organisation

  • Discussed HM Revenue and customs who can refund in seconds, but also debit your account instantly as well. The key point is that there are upsides and downsides to being able to do this.
  • The use of Bitcoin for transparency and accountability
  • Currently http://data.gov.au/ publishes read-only data; allow community collaborators (members of the public, contractors to public works, etc) to directly update or contribute to http://data.gov.au/ data sets; possible use cases:
  • Andrew Buckeridge in my preferred plaintext.
    • Discussed ignorance of the CC-BY attribution license recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
    • Discussed those helpful people that manipulate the data that you want.
  • 2014 wishlist for Western Australia (contact Helen Ensikat with any queries or follow-up: http://www.twitter.com/helenensikat/)
    • A mandate & commitment to progress in ICT / Open Data by the Premier, catching up to other States
    • Allocating on ICT / e-Gov as a Ministerial Portfolio
    • Establishment of an ICT / data / e-Gov team in Premier and Cabinet or Finance
    • Roadmap and policy document based on international best practice
    • Establishment of responsibility for implementing this policy at a senior level in departments and agencies
    • Public release of progress in implementation of and compliance with policy
    • Public KPIs for senior staff and for the Minister responsible for the area
    • Mechanism to support and reward departments innovating in the area
    • Establishment of programme to showcase existing work and datasets in this area to public/other departments/industry
    • Annual Perth-based Open Gov and Digital Citizenship conference
    • Roadmap to data.wa.gov.au with CKAN install / accessible API

References