Open Source / Open Government

Business, Emerging Topics, Government, People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)

Barack Obama was elected on a platform for change and transparency, prompting some pundits to dub him the first “Open Source President”. But Obama isn’t the only one calling for change and increased transparency in government. Meet the movers and shakers in the transparent government movement and learn how to Open Source government and practically influence local and national government transparency.

Will add panelist list once I have confirmations…

Photo of Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper

NearForm

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.

Photo of Greg Elin

Greg Elin

Sunlight Foundation

Greg Elin created the Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation in 2006 and now serves as the organization’s Chief Data Architect, where he researches and evangelizes new ways to share heterogeneous, incomplete government data. The Sunlight Foundation is a Washington DC-based non-partisan grant making and programming foundation committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best congressional watchdogs, by improving access to existing information and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and Web sites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering greater transparency. Greg Elin is also the creator of Fotonotes, an open-source image annotation technology, and has attended Etech for many years and learned a great deal.

Photo of Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

The Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation

Brian Behlendorf is the executive director of the Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation and senior technology advisor at Mithril Capital Management in San Francisco. Over his career, Brian has held a mix of technology startup, public policy, and nonprofit tech leadership positions. He serves on the boards of the Mozilla Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Benetech—three organizations using technology to fight for civil liberties, open technologies, and social impact in the digital domain. Previously, Brian was chief technology officer at the World Economic Forum, served for two years at the White House as advisor to the Open Government project within the Office of Science and Technology Policy, was an advisor to Health and Human Services on open software approaches to health information sharing, and founded two tech companies, CollabNet and Organic, and several open source software projects, including Apache and Subversion.

Photo of Silona Bonewald

Silona Bonewald

Hyperledger

Silona Bonewald serves as Vice President of Community Architecture. She is responsible for facilitating the creation of the community meta-patterns and processes that a global organization like Hyperledger requires. Silona has been involved in Open Source Communities for over 14 years where she helped four companies transition from proprietary to open source. Most recently, she lead the InnerSource efforts at PayPal helping bottleneck teams remove years of backlog and promote collaboration across BUs’.Currently, she continues to work on the creation of the InnerSource Community with a strong focus on business integrations. She hopes to bring that knowledge into her work at Hyperledger.

Photo of Michael Tiemann

Michael Tiemann

Open Source Initiative

Michael Tiemann wrote the GNU C++ compiler (1987), started the world’s first open source copmany (Cygnus Support, 1989), raised the first venture capital for an open source company (1996), joined the OSI Board (2003) and became President of the OSI in 2005.

He is also VP of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat.

Comments on this page are now closed.

Comments

Picture of Danese Cooper
Danese Cooper
07/23/2009 4:35am PDT

The stage echo really threw us…very difficult to have a real conversation when you can’t hear each other.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

Download the Media & Promotional Partner Brochure (PDF) for information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@ oreilly.com

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com

OSCON Newsletter

To stay abreast of conference news and to receive email notification when registration opens, please sign up for the OSCON newsletter (login required)

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts