Sun. Nov. 19 from 11:30 am to 05:30 pm
Gov Camp is a grassroots, community-run open-source conference focused on open source container technologies, including Docker and other sysasdmin tools.
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Gov Camp includes an interesting mix of presentation on best practices, emerging techniques recent research.
Devin Balkind ran for NYC Public Advocate as the "politician in your pocket" who offered web and mobile apps that make government more transparent and participatory. 6 different open source apps were created - and a lot of learning was done. Meet Devin, demo the apps and hear about what it's like to run for office as a technologist in NYC.
Around the world access to medical screening is held back by the limits of the medical infrastructure in a region. Until recently the expense of medical equipment and the trained personnel to operate it limited advanced screening methods to urban areas and wealthy communities. 3D Printing, the Internet and Crowdsourcing have provided an opportunity to lower the barrier to entry for equipment, and access to diagnostic skills in another region. This talk will focus on how Alexapath is helping underserved communities throughout the world access cancer screenings with off the shelf microscopes and a network of doctors around the planet. Lou Auguste is a biotech entrepreneur building Smart Microscopes capable of screening for disease without the presence of a diagnostic physician. Auguste founded Alexapath in 2015 to develop ADA. Over the last two years, Alexapath has won the ASME award of Best Hardware Innovation of 2015, the United States and India Science and Technology Endowment, and was a finalist for Science Start Up of the Year in 2016. His company has been dubbed the 'skype for microscopes' and they aim to connect labs around the world in order to democratise the screening of diseases like cervical, oral and breast cancers. You can follow Alexapath on Instagram @alexapath.com, Twitter @mobileWSI, Facebook @ www.facebook.com/alexapath or reach out by contacting Lou@Alexapath.com
Taiwanese society has leveraged open source tools and methodologies to implement transparency, participation, and collaboration, across, within and between government and civil society. The open collaboration across all sections of Taiwan society has resulted in the development of impressive open source tools, processes for civic participation, new media infrastructure and online democracy. Taiwan’s experiments in enacting a responsible, deliberative, direct democracy offer a positive and practical vision for the future of government. Drawing from Taiwan’s experiments, we will explore ways in which the spirit of open source can be used to build organizations of openness and transparency, collaboration, trust, self-organization and distributed responsibility.
The open source movement is alive and well within the world’s of disaster relief and humanitarian aid. It’s transforming how large NGOs and governments share data and collaborate on large scale responses. It’s making it possible for people from all over the world to get involved in disaster relief work from behind their computers. It’s enabling people in communities affected by disasters to organize their own response efforts. Our panel will discuss how open source software, open data and “the open source way” is influencing how all of us - individuals and institutions - help each other in the most difficult circumstances.
In 2013, BetaNYC, New York City’s leading civic technology community, organized 'town hall' meetings that lead to the development of The People’s Roadmap, a comprehensive visioning document co-written by NYC’s civic technology and open data community, that advocates around principles of open government, smarter communities, economic mobility, education, and accessible technology practices. Four years later, 14 of the 34 proposals have been introduced as legislation in City Council. Seven have become laws, and nine have gone on to become public-private partnerships. Now, we seek to revise the The People's Roadmap and update our vision for the next 4 years. We firmly believe in a progressive New York City where technology fuels opportunity, inclusion, engagement, efficiency, and innovation. Join us for this in-person visioning session and help write the future of NYC's civic technology, open data, and civic design initiatives! Event hosted by BetaNYC, facilitation co-hosted by Composites Collective
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Our venue is Convene's midtown NYC location at 730 3rd Ave, where we'll be hosting along with other Open Camps events. We'll be posting further venue details here as the event approaches, including access and check-in procedures.