17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

Schedule: Open government sessions

10:50–11:30 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room
Chi Onwurah (Parliament)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
The fourth industrial age is driven by technology, particularly software and algorithms. Chi Onwurah explores how open source is helping to deliver the industrial landscape we want. Read more.
10:50–11:30 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
Adam Cooper (GDS, gov.uk)
Adam Cooper offers lessons from building GOV.UK Verify, a standards-based, federated, cross-government identity assurance service—the first of its kind in the world. Read more.
11:40–12:20 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
GCHQ deals with high-complexity issues in terms of technology and engineering. Like any progressive organization, it keeps an eye on emerging trends and schools of thought so that it can adapt and evolve to be the best it can be. Speakers from GCHQ examine the characteristics GCHQ is embracing and the directions it's traveling. Join in to hear GCHQ's ideas for software development and change. Read more.
13:35–14:15 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Beginner
Richard Pope (memespring.co.uk)
Politics is about the distribution of power in society. In the early 21st century, digital products are exerting influence on how power is distributed among us. Richard Pope explains why software is now politics and what your responsibilities are in this new world. Read more.
14:25–15:05 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
GCHQ has access to diverse, creative, and talented people, allowing it to take huge leaps in technical innovation. The company wanted to know what would happen if it could offer this innovation back into the public domain. This session recounts GCHQ’s journey, including the challenges and lessons learned for high-security organizations thinking about open sourcing software. Read more.
16:55–17:35 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
James Smith (Something New)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Openness is a political idea, and our democracy is changing for the network age. Something New is a startup political party in the UK built for the network age and founded on open source principles. The party created an open source manifesto, ran it in the 2015 general election, and is now building momentum for the future. Join James Smith to learn what an open source democratic future looks like. Read more.