The Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON 2010) October 26, Open Data Summit, October 27-28

Web Site: http://goscon.org

Dates: October 26, Open Data Summit, October 27-28, GOSCON

The Sixth Annual Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) will be held on October 27-28, 2010 in Portland, Oregon at the Nines Hotel. The non-profit conference is designed for government IT management  This years program focuses on the role of open source software and collaboration enabling leading Open Government and Transparency initiatives throughout the US.  An Open Data Summit on October 26 gathers government, civic, and technology interests to collaborate on standards issue.

Topics: Role of open source software and collaboration enabling leading Open Government and Transparency initiatives throughout the US. Open technology strategy, policy, acquisitions, operations, organizational readiness, exemplary projects and use case are covered in breakout sessions.  Executive Open Data Round table includes state, city and federal leadership. Open Data Summit on gathers government, civic, and technology interests to collaborate on standards issue.

Intended Audience: Pubic Sector CIOs, IT Directors, Infrastructure and Development Mangers, Contract Managers, Data Managers, Enterprise Architects, IT Policy Advisers, Public Information Officers, Public Administrators with responsibility for information technology strategy.  Internal gov2.0 evangelists will also benefit from the program.

Location: The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison, Portland, Oregon 97204

Registration:    Government and non-profits, $195 until October 18, $250 thereafter, Corporate $295 until October 18, $375 thereafter (fee includes all sessions, exhibits, conference meals, reception, and materials)

Conference Organizer: Oregon State University Open Source Lab osuosl.org

Registration: Government and non-profits, $195 until October 18, $250 thereafter, Corporate $295 until October 18, $375 thereafter
Program details and registration can be found on the conference web site at goscon.org .

Conference Companion Events

Open Data Summit Wednesday October 26
Ignite Government Tuesday October 27 following conference reception

Other Conference Highlights

Executive Open Data Round Table: The State of Open Government
The conference opens with a panel discussion with government leadership explores the successes and challenges for the open government directive and its influence on state and local government operations, and the role of open source software therein.  Attendees will hear from government executives including
Sanjeev Bhagowalia Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies U.S. General Services Administration, Program Executive, Data.gov
Mark Greinke, Chief Technology Officer, City of Portland, Oregon
Andrew Hoppin, Chief Information Of, New York State Senate
Carolyn Lawson Dep. Director, Technology Services Governance Division, State of California
Dugan Petty, Chief Information Officer, State of Oregon.
Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, Washington D.C.
Break Out Session Tracks
Open Source Essentials: An Updated Primer for Government Decision Makers

Open Collaboration in Action: Exemplary Projects

Open Source Agency Use Cases: Better, Faster, Cheaper – and the Lessons Learned

GOSCON is produced by Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL). osuosl.org