CapitolCamp 2010, an unconference for NY State Government's technology stakeholders

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noel hidalgo

Aug 5, 2010, 4:44:59 PM8/5/10
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Dear Friends,

Last year, we opened the State House doors to talk about the direction
of the technology adoption in New York State. Nearly one hundred of
you attended CapitolCamp. Now, we are two weeks from making history!

On August 19 & 20, Albany's State House doors will once again open.
This year, the NY Senate CIO and NY State CIO will host a developers
summit and unconference. This second CapitolCamp is geared to
government technology stake holders and anyone interested in an open
and frank conversation about technology in YOUR state government.

For more information, keep reading or visit <
>. Visit < > for a list of
proposed tracks.

CapitolCamp is an unconference and developer summit that brings
together Government technology stakeholders under the roof of the New
York State Capitol Building to share challenges and solutions. As a
key component of building a more transparent, efficient, and
participatory government, CapitolCamp 2010 <
> seeks to further engage and expand this community.

CapitolCamp 2010 is split into two days: a technical developer summit,
August 19th, and an unconference, August 20th. CapitolCamp is
organized and hosted by the New York State Senate Office of the Chief
Information Officer (on Twitter @NYSenateCIO) and the New York State
Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO/OFT, on Twitter

On Thursday, Aug 19th, the "developer summit" will be a smaller event,
primarily for programmers, and will focus on the nuts and bolts of
using open source and other software for civic good in Government.
This is a day long conversation about coding, collaborative software
development and best practices. The conversation will involve hands-on
work in open-source applications currently being used within and in
conjunction with New York State Government. You must register
independently for this event, at: <

On Friday, Aug 20th, the main "unconference" will be segmented into
three thematic “tracks,” each with specific 45 minute session topics
proposed by attendees upon their arrival at the event:

1) "Senate 2.0": Technology, Transparency, & Participation in the NY
State Legislature: begins with a discussion of the role that
technology plays in the NY Senate, including an update on NY Senate
CIO Office’s “roadmap” and a discussion of public access to State
legislative data; for the rest of the day, this track will focus on
"legislature 2.0" related conversations.

2) "Empire 2.0": begins with a discussion of the role of the Office of
the State Chief Information Officer (CIO/OFT) in developing the
State's roadmap for NY Executive Branch agencies use of social and
collaborative technologies to better serve all New Yorkers and improve
inter-governmental communications; includes a brief update on CIO/OFT
"roadmap" and an open discussion seeking ideas to further the overall
strategy; for the rest of the day this track will focus on "state
government 2.0" related conversations.

3) "New York 2.0": an open publicly-led conversation on what “digital
natives” are doing to transform New York into the most collaborative,
participatory, and transparent state in the nation.

To see a list of proposed sessions, or to propose your own, visit < >.
To register for the Unconference, visit <
To register for the Developer day, visit <

Links to other online resources.
CapitolCamp on Twitter -
CapitolCamp on IRC - #capitolcamp on freenode
CapitolCamp's Blog -
CapitolCamp's Google Group -
CapitolCamp on Flickr -
CapitolCamp on Facebook -
Hashtag - #CapCamp2 (on Twitter

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Noel
Hidalgo, hidalgo(at), for any questions.
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