Drupal @ WhiteHouse.gov: Open Source & Open Data

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Last year, President Obama launched an initiative encouraging federal agencies to take part in and contribute to open source communities and requiring them
to make government data freely available in machine-readable formats. The White House is working to meet these expectations, using Drupal for WhiteHouse.gov and the We the People petitions system, contributing code, releasing APIs for important datasets, and working to build communities around these products. At this session, we'll discuss how the We the People system works, it's future, and the lessons we've learned about open source and open data projects in the federal space.

Schedule info
Time slot: 
Wednesday, May 22 - 05:00pm-06:00pm
B 113 - NewMedia!
Session Info
Government, Nonprofit, and Education
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OK, I'll bite. I think this would make a fantastic session. The work that the whitehouse.gov team is doing, specifically around We The People, which is further democratizing democracy via Drupal, would make an excellent case study, particularly for how other governments, NGOs, activist organizations, communities, etc. could take similar tools and put them into practice.

This sounds cool. I'd like to learn more about how Big Bro is using Drupal. Amazing that open source is even allowed in his playground, let's hear more!