Canberra Gov 2.0 December lunchtime thingy - 8th Dec & now with picnics and gardens

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Pia Waugh

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Nov 26, 2012, 8:39:20 AM11/26/12
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To wrap up 2012 and start musing upon 2013, we are doing something a little different for the December Gov 2.0 Canberra meeting. A picnic for the holidays! That's right, you bring your lunch, or a dish, or you can buy lunch close by, and we'll provide some thought provoking speakers and a pretty venue.

It'll be on a weekend, but that'll hopefully mean people can hang out and socialise a bit more, rather than having to dash back off to work. It'll be good to get to know your fellow #gov2au community members in some tranquil surroundings.

We haven't confirmed the venue yet, but we are hoping for the Canberra Botannical Gardens. We will update this page and anyone who registers before Nov 30th.

Date: Saturday 8th December from 1200 till 1400
Food/drink: Bring your own or buy onsite
Venue: To be confirmed 
RSVP: http://gov2actdec12.eventbrite.com

Format: Basically the speakers will chat to us for 20 mins each, then any news or upcoming events, and we can all munch away throughout. Then just chilling and catching up with your peers in awesomeness.

We've got a couple of special speakers for you:

Julian Carver has extensive experience in central and local government, the NZ science system, and the private sector. He has led information system strategic plan development for a range of organisations including Fulton Hogan Landcare Research, Environment Canterbury, Archives New Zealand, the Animal Health Board, and Landcorp Farming.

For the last eight years Julian has been heavily involved in cross agency data & information sharing strategies and shared services projects across CRIs, Universities, MSI (was MoRST/FRST), MfE, MFish, MAF, Department of Conservation, ERMA and Regional Councils. From 2004-2010 Julian advised the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology through their development of policy for environmental data management, and research data reuse. This included facilitation of a number of national workshops including ‘Research Data Matters’ in July 2010.

Julian is also involved in open government and open data initiatives, chairing conferences including Open Government (June 2010), Smart Government (March 2011), and Web Oriented Government (October 2011). Julian a spokesperson to government for Open NZ (an organisation representing the open data community). In 2011 he worked with the Data and Information Reuse Secretariat to develop New Zealand’s Declaration on Open and Transparent Government.

Julian will cover:

  • NZ's Declaration on Open and Transparent Government - how it was developed, progress on data release and reuse, engagement with the open data community, forming guidance for agency data champions
    and/or
  • The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery - spatial data sharing, agile government, cloud services, open data reuse, and data visualisation. How we stood up a government agency from scratch and delivered in a complex and ever changing environment.

Speaker Two is just being confirmed. Will update details Nov 27th but I promise you it will be fascinating.

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