Open Source is quietly helping shape our society, and you can see its impact on government through the work of Code for America. From making public information more accessible to making public artwork easier to find, Code for America finds innovative ways to make a government more efficient. This year, Bluehost continues its commitment to demonstrating the reach and impact of Open Source by bringing Michal Migurski, CTO of Code from America to the stage to discuss the work this non-profit has done in Oakland and other cities across the U.S.A.—and ways developers, engineers and companies can contribute.
This keynote is sponsored by Bluehost
Jared Smith is the Director of Open Source Outreach at Bluehost. Jared
has a long history of involvement with open source communities, most
recently as the Fedora Project Leader, and before that as the community
relations manager for the Asterisk project. His technical background
includes programming, large-scale systems administration,
telecommunications, and technical training. He holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Computer Engineering from Utah State University.
(CTO) joined Code For America in 2013. Previous to CfA, Michal spent nine years as a partner and technology director at celebrated San Francisco design studio Stamen where he architected the technical aspects of Stamen’s work, moving comfortably from active participation in Stamen’s design process, designing database schemas and API’s, to creating the dynamic applications that Stamen delivers to clients. At Code For America, he is responsible for engineering standards and technical sustainability. Michal has been building for the web since 1995, specializing in data design and publishing for a diverse range of clients and numerous public, technical research projects and active open source codebases. He’s a Polish National and holds a degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.
Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.
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