SXSW Interactive 2016

Government 3.0: Rebooting DC with Open Source Tech


With the U.S. House of Representatives now officially permitted to use open source technologies, the executive branch drafting an official open source policy, and the Obama
Administration aggressively recruiting top tier talent from Silicon Valley, there’s never been a better time for a technology reboot in Washington.

Open source technology will completely revolutionize the way citizens and governments interact; from how we vote, to constituent communications, to data aggregation and transparency. Join us as we discuss the implications, the possibilities, and the radical transformation open source technology will enable in Washington D.C. and across the entire country.

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  1. As the government integrates more and more open source technology into their operations, what kind of changes can we expect to see? How can open data
  2. What operational data should remain transparent and to what extent? What are the privacy implications of an open government?
  3. How do we protect our freedoms and democracy in an age of open-data?



Rebecca Mandel, Mktg Mgr, Samsung Global Innovation Center

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