Tim O'Reilly

What is Gov 2.0?

Date: This event took place live on May 11 2010

Presented by: Tim O'Reilly

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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What is the open government revolution and why should technologists care about it? Join Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media founder and CEO, for a discussion about improving efficiency and transparency in government, citizen-government collaboration, and government as a platform. There will be an open question and answer session.

For background reading, please see Tim's "Government as a Platform" chapter from Open Government: https://opengovernment.labs.oreilly.com/

About Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, and an activist for open standards. O'Reilly Media also publishes online through oreilly.com and hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, the Web 2.0 Summit, the Web 2.0 Expo, and the Gov 2.0 Summit. Tim's blog, the O'Reilly Radar, "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. For everything Tim, see tim.oreilly.com.