Category: Government

OSDC 2011 Talk – Open Government, what is it really?

November 17, 2011 By pipka

Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the practicalities of open government implementation and projects. I had a great response from the packed room, so thanks everyone for attending (and for encouraging me to blog […]

Cloud computing: finding the silver lining

May 26, 2010 By pipka

Working in a political office means I am privy to the sorts of sales pitches that lobbyists, industry and community groups are constantly pushing on politicians. It can be weird, informative, amusing and at times plain scary, and I’m really valuing the critical thinking subject I took at University to help me better assess everything […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 3 of 3

July 13, 2009 By pipka

This is the final part of my Government 2.0 blog post. Beware the hype “Government 2.0” is a current buzz phrase, and when you hear it used, it could mean just about anything from having a Facebook account to a fully geospatial integrated citizen-centric solution for delivery of services. There is a lot of hype […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 2 of 3

July 9, 2009 By pipka

Welcome to part two my this blog post. Part one covered some basic definitions for Web 2.0, Open Government and Government 2.0. Now to our next steps. Learn from others’ success “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” Abraham Lincoln Look at the existing successes around […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 1 of 3

July 8, 2009 By pipka

Over the last few months I have met many of Australia’s leading “social media experts”, have spoken at various Government 2.0 events and have been closely watching the initiatives happening in the UK and US, both of which have some important lessons for Australia. I have also worked closely with Senator Lundy (whose vision and […]

US Air Force Web Posting Response Assessment

July 1, 2009 By pipka

This is pretty interesting. The US Air Force have a methodology to deal with online responses like comments. I like it how trolls and “ragers” require HQ be notified 🙂 I think it helps people not used to communicating online think about different sorts of negative feedback, and how it is important to engage with […]

New website launched for Senator Lundy

April 26, 2009 By pipka

Over the past two weeks I’ve redone and consolidated the 3 existing websites into Senator Kate Lundy’s new website. I’ve been really impressed to be reading through her historical posts, podcasts, blogs, speeches, and the efforts she’s made (often enough on her own) with technologies such as Joomla, Frontpage, Audacity, Twitter and more. We’ve already […]

Going to work on the Hill

April 7, 2009 By pipka

I am very excited to say that I am now working as a Policy Adviser for Senator Kate Lundy! This is a very different direction for me. I have worked in the ICT industry for almost 10 years, been deeply involved in FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for nearly as long, and although I […]