Ignite + Government: Join Us for the First Ever IgniteGov

This is a special guest post from the folks organizing IgniteGov. We thought you’d be interested. –Josh

On Wednesday, October 27th, the Government Open Source Conference will be hosting IgniteGov, the first Ignite event to focus exclusively on open government topics. We’re hoping the thriving Portland Ignite community will join us as we welcome several local speakers on topics ranging from open data to what Bangalore and Burning Man have to teach civic planners about infrastructure planning. We’re also particularly excited to have Brady Forrest, Creator of Ignite, as one of our presenters.

IgniteGov will be held at GOSCON’s venue, The Nines. Doors open at 6:30 PM and talks begin promptly at 7 PM, so make sure to arrive early so you have time to grab a snack and drink before the festivities begin. While it’s not strictly required, we’d love it if you could RSVP to let us know you’re attending. Our venue is limited to 350 attendees, so it’ll be first come, first seated. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Here’s our speaker lineup:

Abraham Hyatt – Give me back my Facebook: What you don’t understand about Web users

Brady Forrest – From Whim to City Infrastructure: Learning from Burning Man

GovHub Team – Gov Hub: Open Source and Open Government Collaboration

John Weathersby – Operation Bearclaw: the real story behind OSS adoption in the US government

Justin Houk – The Government as Community Curator

Laurel Ruma – Better  than Winning the World Series: Boston Open Real-Time Transit Data

Lou Alvis – Principal Versus Law. How rules create crime, how Ideas prevent them

Max Ogden – Why middleware is the key to a successful gov 2.0

Philip Ashlock – The Municipal Web: Open311 and a Network of Civic Services

Rami Kassab – Designing and Developing Effective and Efficient Municipal Websites

Skip Newberry – Lessons Learned from a Regional Approach to Open Data and Civic Apps

Zack Denfeld – Learning from Bangalore: Urban Informatics at Street Level

We hope to see you at the first ever IgniteGov! For regular updates and notice when talk videos are posted, follow @ignitegov and @goscon on Twitter.

The IgniteGov Team: Andy Stein, Deb Bryant, Jeff Sheltren, John M. Scott, Leslie Hawthorn, Nathan DiNiro and Selena Deckelmann