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A presentation I gave to the 100% Digital Brazil conference about open data, data.gov.au, GovHack and Gov as an API. Enjoy!

Open data and community engagement

  1. 1. 1 The Shift to {Open|Big|Linked} Data Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the data Pia Waugh Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 Technology and Procurement Division Department of Finance
  2. 2. 22 Great expectations http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebble/8212264/
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/advocacy_project/5810581322/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lowfatbrains/2588450228/
  4. 4. Dados abertos → libertad ● Better government ● Powerful citizens ● Collaborative problem solving ● A first step towards gov as an API
  5. 5. 1515 NationalMap
  6. 6. 1414 data.gov.au – discovering Commonwealth data Free, cloud, scalable API enabled platform for linking/hosting data (CKAN, Geoserver, data model register, CSW harvester) Staged approach 1. Publishing (mid 2013 – late 2014) Improving the functionality and ease of publishing for agencies with training and documentation 2. Value realisation (Late 2014) Providing useful front end tools for data.gov.au including data visualisation and analysis tools. Publishing quality data a pre-requisite. 3. Data quality (Late 2014) Looking at ways to provide agencies the ability to accept iterative data improvements in a verifiable way Done! • Manual and automated publishing options • API access for spatial and tabular data • Basic data visualisation capability • Use cases and site/data/org analytics • Data Request Site • Metadata mapping (DCAT, AGLS, ANZLIC) • National Map integration • Data model registry In Planning • 5 star quality plugin • Selective crowdsourcing for updates • Federated search for discoverability • League Table (from eGov Policy)
  7. 7. Reduces bureaucratic overhead • More efficient to share data across government and with public • Proactive automated publishing for common data requests Improves government operations • Enables collaboration and consistency across gov and with public • Improves policy analysis, development, implementation, reporting • Data APIs support mobile and digital service delivery • Improves data quality through verifiable public contributions • Improved opportunities for evidence based and iterative policy • Reduces opportunities for corruption Innovation • Enables government to tap into internal and external innovation • Starts to change the culture of what “innovation” means & costs • Enables greater capacity for public contributions to gov
  8. 8. 44 Key Benefits to Community/Industry in Opening Data Economic • Creates opportunities for industry to value-add to government data • New services, systems and industries • New opportunities and innovation in industry, research, civil society Accountability • Visibility to government spending, projects, effectiveness, etc • Increases incentive to follow evidence based approach Better policy and programs • Enables greater participation in policy planning and implementation • More informed public → better decision making • Improvements to data → better policy and decisions
  9. 9. 1212 Data Portals Local Portals: • City of Melbourne
  10. 10. 1313 Open Data Network and Discovery Model National Map Datavis Application development Analysis & Policy Value Creation Discovery Data Full Discovery New Services FIND National spatial index (gov, private, research)
  11. 11. 1717
  12. 12. 1818 DSS and ATO Statistics
  13. 13. 1616 Spatial Case Study http://www.finance.gov.au/blog/2014/02/24/guest-post-on-the-value-of-open-roof-prints/ 1) Reduced work 2) Value adding 3) Quality improvements 4) Zero cost API access to their own data
  14. 14. Some useful case studies • Publishing Budget 2014 Data Report • Open data – Transforming the Provider / Stakeholder Paradigm • On the Value of Open Roof Prints • 100 years of patent and IP data released on data.gov.au More available soon at http://toolkit.data.gov.au Other Australian case studies/documentation • SA Open Data Toolkit • QLD Government Case Studies • Victorian Government Showcase • NSW Apps Showcase • ACT examples
  15. 15. 2323 Some Challenges • Education • Legislative • Culture • Systems • Privacy and anonymisation • Reactive vs proactive • Metadata/semantic context • Too much data • Real time vs historic • Definitions and common references • Limited skills and over specialisation
  16. 16. 2222 Open by Design – drawing a line in the sand Building proactive publishing into: • Systems • Processes • Procurement • Planning • Records management Leveraging open data through: • Public APIs • Analysis tools and datavis • Internal processes looking for external sources
  17. 17. 1313 Some building blocks for the future From FOSS, open data, open standards • Improving how gov does tech • On the shoulders of giants... globally • Models of collaboration (and healthy competition) • Modular and interoperable design – best tool for each job • Exposing data/APIs as a service • Mashable government • JFDI - scratch an itch, don’t just dance with mosquitoes • Meritocracy •Technical excellence and cleverness as a core tenet
  18. 18. http://xkcd.com/898/ The rise of the technocracy The geek has inherited the earth?
  19. 19. Why do hackfests? ➔ Public engagement ➔ Tap into real innovation ➔ Skills development ➔ Community building ➔ Motivation to publish data
  20. 20. Civic Hacker Motivation ➔ Public good ➔ Fun and community ➔ Fame and glory!
  21. 21. The history of GovHack GovHack 2009 – the beginning Government run, 1 location, 40 hackers 2009–2011 - Corporate events only The rise of community frustration GovHack 2012 - volunteers 2 locations, 180 hackers, 40 projects GovHack 2013 - volunteers 8 locations, 800 hackers, 130 projects GovHack 2014 - volunteers 12 locations, 1300 hackers, 200 projects GovHack 2015 – 3-5 July! Around 16 locations across Aus/NZ, ~2000 hackers Federal, State and Local Government engagement. Participants are students, professionals, community, public servants.
  22. 22. @BrisBert
  23. 23. 2525 Hypothetical: Government as an API Care of fedAPI.gov
  24. 24. The future is here, it is already widely distributed. Governments are learning to be part of our world http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_matt/35688926 22/ Challenge #1: Collaborate Challenge #2: Design the future Challenge #3: Lead the way Challenge #4: Have fun Questions? @piawaugh @datagovau http://pipka.org data.gov.au toolkit.data.gov.au
  • gmc3057

    May. 18, 2015
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    Apr. 25, 2015
  • hortoman

    Apr. 24, 2015

A presentation I gave to the 100% Digital Brazil conference about open data, data.gov.au, GovHack and Gov as an API. Enjoy!

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